April 09, 2014

Toronto Botanical Garden spring blooms

Crocus, tulips, narcissus and others at the TBG


I took advantage of the beginning of a stretch of warmer than average days (about time!) in Toronto and visited the TBG for the first time this season. Only the crocuses were blooming but the tulips and narcissus are emerging quickly so photos for these bloomers will follow.

If you're like me, you're starved for colour outside so enjoy the crocus for now, along with a shrubby friend (can you guess the genus?)



Pale blue crocus spring blooms Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Pale blue crocus spring blooms
Toronto Botanical Garden
 


Pale blue crocus spring bloom Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Pale blue crocus spring bloom
Toronto Botanical Garden




White crocus spring blooms Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White crocus spring blooms
Toronto Botanical Garden 



Yellow crocus spring bloom Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Yellow crocus spring bloom
Toronto Botanical Garden 



Pale blue crocus spring bloom detail Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Pale blue crocus spring bloom
detail Toronto Botanical Garden 




Yellow crocus spring blooms Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Yellow crocus spring blooms
Toronto Botanical Garden
 



Hamamelis x intermedia Primavera witch hazel Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Hamamelis x intermedia "Primavera"
witch hazel Toronto Botanical Garden 


(Update: April 21, 2014)



Katharine Hodgkin Iris reticulata Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Katharine Hodgkin" Iris
(Iris reticulata "Katharine Hodgkin")
  spring 2014 Toronto Botanical Garden 

Golden Yellow Crocus x luteus at Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Golden Yellow" Crocus x luteus  spring 2014 Toronto Botanical Garden 



Helleborus x hybridus dark purple double hellebore Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Helleborus x hybridus
dark purple double hellebore
 spring 2014 Toronto Botanical Garden 



Tulipa kaufmanniana Waterlily tulip Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Tulipa kaufmanniana (Waterlily tulip)
spring 2014 Toronto Botanical Garden 

Eranthis hyemalis winter aconite Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Eranthis hyemalis (winter aconite)
spring 2014 Toronto Botanical Garden 


Mauve Crocus vernus Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Mauve Crocus vernus spring
2014 Toronto Botanical Garden 

Danford Iris Danfordiae Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Danford Iris (Iris danfordiae)
spring 2014 Toronto Botanical Garden
 

Dutch crocus vernus Pickwick Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Dutch crocus (Crocus vernus "Pickwick")
 2014 spring Toronto Botanical Garden 

Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant' Glory of the Snow Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Chionodoxa forbesii 'Pink Giant'
 (Glory of the Snow)
 spring 2014 Toronto Botanical Garden 

White purple yellow crocus spring blooms Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White, purple and yellow crocus
spring blooms Toronto Botanical Garden




I couldn't help but to sneak these in (they'll be on display late in May and June).



Bartzella Intersectional Itoh Peony Paeonia x Bartzella Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Bartzella" Intersectional Itoh Peony
(Paeonia x Bartzella




Paeonia ostii 'Feng Dan Bai' Phoenix white tree peony Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Paeonia ostii 'Feng Dan Bai'
 ("Phoenix White") tree peony 




Paeonia lactiflora herbaceous peony Buckeye Belle Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Buckeye Belle" Paeonia lactiflora
(
"Buckeye Belle" herbaceous peony)