29.1.13

OMG, is it May yet?


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 bloom detail by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
"Rolly's Favorite" Silene/Campion/Catchfly



Bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) blooms detail by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) blooms

"Popcorn" Japanese Snowball doublefile viburnum plicatum blooms by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
"Popcorn" Japanese Snowball doublefile viburnum blooms (Viburnum plicatum "Popcorn"). Unfortunately, they are sterile and yield no fruit.

"Mohican" wayfaringtree viburnum lantana bloom detail by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
"Mohican" Wayfaringtree viburnum (Viburnum lantana "Mohican")

Fragrant Snowball viburnum x carlcephalum bloom detail by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Fragrant Snowball Viburnum (Viburnum x carlcephalum) has a sweet and intoxicating odor

Acer palmatum "Seiryu" Japanese maple spring foliage by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Acer palmatum "Seiryu" Japanese maple spring foliage. An upright dissectum with outstanding orange fall colour

Acer palmatum "Kagiri nishiki" Japanese maple spring foliage by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Acer palmatum "Kagiri nishiki" (syn. "Roseo marginatum)  Japanese maple spring foliage

Acer palmatum "Ukigumo" Japanese maple spring foliage by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Acer palmatum "Ukigumo" Japanese maple spring foliage

Acer palmatum "Ukigumo Floating Cloud" Japanese maple spring foliage by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
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"
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