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What’s in Bloom: All things Aurea/Aureo …

What’s in Bloom: All things Aurea/Aureo …

... can be found as part of the Show Garden conifer collection, including this stunner, Pinus mugo 'Aurea Fastigiata' (Mountain Pine). Chamaecyparis pisifera 'Filifera Aureovariegata' (Sawara...

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What’s in Bloom: Baby It’s Cold Outside!

What’s in Bloom: Baby It’s Cold Outside!

But where's the snow?!  In the Show Garden, the candles of Pinus parviflora 'Hagaromo' (Japanese white pine) have a light dusting of snow at their base. On Wednesday, the blooms of this...

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What’s in Bloom: It’s nice to be under snow!

What’s in Bloom: It’s nice to be under snow!

Even if only for awhile - the weather man is calling for rain Friday - it is so nice to see the garden under snow!  Here, Helleborus foetidus (Stinking hellebore) in the Entry Garden by the shed,...

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Annual Visit to the Desert Botanical Garden – & class!

Annual Visit to the Desert Botanical Garden – & class!

I'm on my way to sit in my sister's class as a guest at the Desert Landscape School at the Desert Botanical Garden.  Visitors to the Desert Botanical Garden are greeted by the permanent installation...

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What’s in Bloom: What does this Toronto gardener do every winter?

What’s in Bloom: What does this Toronto gardener do every winter?

Every winter for the past 6 years I have visited my sister, brother-in-law, and three nephews who live in the Arizona low desert.  This Agave parryi (Parry's agave) is just one of many that I covet...

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What’s in Bloom: Fall Colours!

What’s in Bloom: Fall Colours!

A trio of Larix kaempferi (Japanese larch) line the way into the Floral Hall Courtyard, with tiny, attractive brown cones lining branches of green needles turning yellow. The red leaves of...

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What’s in Bloom: Bulb Planting

What’s in Bloom: Bulb Planting

The weather has been perfect for bulb planting - and continues to be so raining just in time to water bulbs planted in the Entry Garden last week. So many visitors ask me while planting 'What...

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Final Harvest – and the gardening goes on!

Final Harvest – and the gardening goes on!

The final harvest of the the Kitchen Garden took place yesterday, including hairy melons, long-beans, cabbage, kale, as well as fresh herbs of parsley, sage, and rosemary. We also harvested a...

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Anemones & other gems

Anemones & other gems

Gentiana angustifolia (Alpine gentian) This truly is a garden gem found in the trough in the Demonstration Courtyard.  The trumpets seen here are still closed and will open to an electric...

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What’s in Bloom: September Harvest

What’s in Bloom: September Harvest

It's September and what a great time to be in the garden.  Here is just a sampling of what Garden Volunteers harvested on Thursday. The Harvest here at the TBG is in full swing as Garden...

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