A Verdant Toronto Garden
Now seems like a good time to revisit the wonderful Toronto Garden Bloggers Fling, held in early June.
One of the things I really like about all the Flings is that we get to visit private gardens of passionate gardeners, not just the famous public ones. For example, there was this garden in an affluent area north of downtown called Forest Hill.
Remember, this is early June. Everything in this garden seemed so healthy and intensely green, it felt like there was chlorophyll in the very air.
Wouldn’t this be a great place for coffee on a summer morning? I like how the hedge makes it semi-secluded, and how the circular patio is slightly raised. The shrub rose looks very happy, it is covered in blooms.
Nice Clematis, too – I wonder if this is ‘Nelly Moser’.
A closer look at the Clematis.
This variegated Iris grabbed my attention. Nice, isn’t it? And I don’t usually like variegated plants.
I’m not sure if everyone was as jealous of the greenhouse as I was, but there were rumors of plans to disassemble it and carry it off with us. Nothing came of it, partly because there could be no agreement on who would get to take it home.
Inside the greenhouse, vegetables, herbs, and tender plants are grown from seed.
Tomatoes had just been set out in a sunny spot.
This Peony is a fine partner for the Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis).
Love these Lupines. I don’t grow them because I believe my soil is far too alkaline.
There was a very fine Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioicus) still in flower. At least, I think that’s what this was.
Eventually we had to tear ourselves away and walk to another Forest Hill garden. I’ll hold that one for another post, however.