What’s In Bloom

What’s In Bloom: September Flowers on …

What’s In Bloom: September Flowers on …

And Hibiscus 'Blue River II' (hardy hibiscus) does not disappoint!  Rivalling Hibiscus 'Kopper King' in beauty, you just have to decide what colour you prefer.  Blue River II is a true...

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What’s In Bloom: Hello Beautiful!

What’s In Bloom: Hello Beautiful!

Hibiscus 'Kopper King' (hardy hibiscus) right up close, in the Perennial Border. Every summer I look for beautiful friends in the garden - that is, spider friends.   Argiope aurantia (the...

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What’s In Bloom: The August Stretch

What’s In Bloom: The August Stretch

For many, August is a slow-me-down-time in the garden.  Not around here!  In the Show Garden Kniphofia  'Lemon Popsicle' (Popsicle Series) (red hot poker), from Terra Nova is part of the plant...

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Everyone loves a coneflower-with-a-bee-on-it photo!

Everyone loves a coneflower-with-a-bee-on-it photo!

And what better way to share our amazing coneflower collection than with the bees busily working on them.  Featured here is Echinacea purpurea 'Tangerine Dream' (hybrid coneflower) amoung many in...

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What’s in Bloom: I didn’t know you could grow that here?!

What’s in Bloom: I didn’t know you could grow that here?!

When the opuntia are in bloom the most-heard comment in the garden is 'I didn't know you could grow that here?!'  Opuntia 'Lemon Spreader' (Lemon Spreader prickly pear cactus), along with the...

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What’s in Bloom: After The Rain

What’s in Bloom: After The Rain

Peonies are centre stage right now but a a few oriental poppies are holding their own.  In the Entry Garden, Papaver orientale 'Royal Wedding' stands tall after the rain. Paeonia lactiflora...

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What’s in Bloom?

What’s in Bloom?

Or rather what's not in bloom?  Everything is popping - I could arrive at 7am and by 7:15 something new is in flower.  Take Paeonia suffruticosa (Tree peony) in the Herb Garden.  Throughout the...

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What’s in Bloom: Check out our tulip combinations…

What’s in Bloom: Check out our tulip combinations…

Toronto weather brought on a literal explosion of tulips in bloom (amoung other things) last week at the TBG.  Here are a few standout combinations. While Tulipa 'Drumline' (double late...

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The West View Terrace in Bloom …

The West View Terrace in Bloom …

The West View Terrace has a good sampling of what is to be found in bloom throughout - Here is that sampling!  The hellebores have really taken off and continue to highlight the terrace beds....

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What’s in Bloom: Hellebores and more …

What’s in Bloom: Hellebores and more …

The hellebores are beginning to stand upright, although I am on my knees to get as up-close to the stunning blooms as I can.  Come out over the next few weeks to a month and have a look at the...

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