Toronto gardeners can get an early glimpse of spring
To escape the February gardening blues, I suggest making a trip down to the Allan Gardens Conservatory soon. I took these pictures recently and will return to update since the greenhouse crew was just trucking in the daffodils, hyacinths and tulips as I was leaving. I figure you wouldn't mind seeing these "cyclamen-heavy" pictures because any colour is better than no colour at this time of the year. The azaleas and camellias in bloom were especially appreciated!
More "bulby" shots to follow...
|A drift of cyclamen with Jerusalem cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) fruit and a rosemary topiary on the left|
|I feel ambivalent about the sedge(y) thing to the right. What do you think?|
|These next two pictures are blooming azaleas massed throughout the beds|
|These next four pictures are Camellia japonica flowers (alas, not hardy for us in Toronto and needs to be overwintered inside)|
|Pale blue muscari, brown sedge and that limey cypress (?) really appealed to me|
|This urn is full of different textures to make up for the muted spring pastel colours|
(Update: you can see all my Allan Gardens Conservatory 2013 Spring Flower Show pictures in one spot at my Flickr set.)
By Paul Jung, author of "garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog"