Browsing Tag winter

Where do bugs go in winter?

Where do bugs go in winter?

We’ve exchanged our gardening gloves for fleece mittens and our leaf rakes for snow shovels. While we may have put away our equipment for the season, some very important garden helpers are still...

Posted in: news, Pests, Diseases & Weeds

Paul’s Plant Picks: Great Bones

Paul’s Plant Picks: Great Bones

Planning for a Winter Garden Tour Who would have thought that at this time last year select Helleborus and Erica in the TBG gardens had visible buds and flowers bravely poking through the snow...

Posted in: Paul's Plant Picks

Paul’s Plant Pick: The Season’s First Snow Fall

Paul’s Plant Pick: The Season’s First Snow Fall

I have always considered evergreens (conifers) to be the backbone of a garden as they provide both year round presence and interest. They vary greatly in size, shape and colour, offering a vast array...

Posted in: Paul's Plant Picks

Top trees and shrubs for winter

Top trees and shrubs for winter

Paul Zammit has chosen these trees and shrubs for their attractive appearance in the winter landscape. Betula nigra (River birch) Cotoneaster horizontalis var. perpusillus(Prostrate rock...

Posted in: Shrubs, Trees & Vines

Kids Love March Break Camps at the Toronto Botanical Garden

Kids Love March Break Camps at the Toronto Botanical Garden

(Toronto, January 31, 2013) Staying in the city this March Break? Then treat your kids to interactive educational activities that are really, really fun at the Toronto Botanical Garden, conveniently...

Posted in: Press Room

Toronto Botanical Garden: City Critters Family Series

Toronto Botanical Garden: City Critters Family Series

One of the things I love most about Toronto is that you can always find neat places to visit and activities to experience, many of which are both family-friendly and fun. Take, for example, the...

Posted in: Press Room

Paul’s Plant Pick: Imagine! Blossoms on December 14th!

Paul’s Plant Pick: Imagine! Blossoms on December 14th!

As always, there are a number of items I could highlight in the garden this week. Choices and decisions! While shooting the winter pruning video with my very creative co-horts Stefan and Jenny,...

Posted in: Paul's Plant Picks

Top perennials for winter interest

Top perennials for winter interest

Paul Zammit selects two outstanding perennials for winter interest. Echinacea spp. and cvs. (Purple coneflower) Yucca filamentosa ‘Color Guard’ (‘Color Guard’...

Posted in: Perennials

Top grasses for winter interest

Top grasses for winter interest

Paul Zammit selects three top grasses for winter interest. Calamagrostis x acutiflora ‘Karl Foerster’ (‘Karl Foerster’ feather reed grass) Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern sea...

Posted in: Ornamental Grasses

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