26.10.12

Toronto Music Garden revisited in the fall

The Toronto Music Garden in the fall


On an impossibly beautiful day in late fall, I made time to visit one of my favourite places in the city. I've posted about the Toronto Music Garden twice before under the titles 
"wind + ornamental grasses = kinesis" and "Toronto Music Garden with the kids" so as you can guess this garden still intrigues and inspires me. The design is thought-provoking and the plant list, well, elicits serious hort envy!

Under a brilliant blue sky with an ever-present prevailing wind off Lake Ontario, I spent an hour admiring the fall foliage and feeling at peace with the rustling sounds from the ornamental grasses. My only regret was running out of camera battery power but the memory is ingrained. Anyone in the Toronto area should visit the space, whether one is a lover of Bach or garden design or not.

Fall ornamental grasses and perennials at the Toronto Music Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Shimmering Miscanthus, Chasmanthium, and Panicum




Common witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana) fall foliage and blooms at Toronto Music Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Fall common witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) foliage
and blooms

Common witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana) blooms at the Toronto Music Garden autumn by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
More common witch hazel blooms with
last year's opened seedpods




Fall Japanese Forest Grass at Toronto Music Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Another reason to love Hakone grass

Fall Miscanthus sinensis Maiden Grass seedheads at Toronto Music Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Maiden grass seedheads ready to catch the wind


Fall ornamental grasses and perennials Courante section Toronto Music Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Going up the Courante section...

Fall Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera) foliage at Toronto Music Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
A grove of paper birches in its autumn glory


Toronto Music Garden gigue section in the summer by garden muses- a toronto gardening blog
On July 1 compared to...




Gigue pathway at Toronto Music Garden Fall 2012 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
A more subdued feeling 4 months later




Spadina Quay wetlands fall foliage near the Toronto Music Garden by garden muses- not another Toronto gardening blog
At the adjacent Spadina Quay Wetlands.
An excellent example of ecological planting
that is also highly ornamental.
Google Google Find us on Google+ Find us on Google+

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...