My Toronto garden last May
It's late January and I'm going a little stir crazy with the snow, windchill, freeze, thaw games that's going on weather-wise in our neck of the woods. I dug through the photo archives from last May and want to present some much needed colour to get me and you through these next dreary months. These were all taken in my backyard garden when flowers and foliage were exploding.
We all have those moments when we're in the garden and think "damn, it's nice here!" There were many on that May day.
|"Rolly's Favorite" Silene/Campion/Catchfly|
|Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) blooms|
|"Popcorn" Japanese Snowball doublefile viburnum blooms (Viburnum plicatum "Popcorn"). Unfortunately, they are sterile and yield no fruit.|
|"Mohican" Wayfaringtree viburnum (Viburnum lantana "Mohican")|
|Fragrant Snowball Viburnum (Viburnum x carlcephalum) has a sweet and intoxicating odor|
|Acer palmatum "Seiryu" Japanese maple spring foliage. An upright dissectum with outstanding orange fall colour|
|Acer palmatum "Kagiri nishiki" (syn. "Roseo marginatum) Japanese maple spring foliage|
|Acer palmatum "Ukigumo" Japanese maple spring foliage|
|Acer palmatum "Ukigumo" Japanese maple: now you know why it's called "Floating Cloud"|
By Paul Jung, author of "garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog"