July 22, 2014

Summer blooms at James Gardens, Etobicoke

Summer annuals and perennials at James Gardens

Another visit for my client, Dale, means another visit to nearby James Gardens in west end Toronto (Etobicoke). It's public garden run by the city's Parks, Forestry and Recreation department so that usually means a ton of annuals are planted and looked after. I guess it's assumed that visitors will appreciate this vestige of the Victorian gardening style I profiled previously in posts titled "Toronto's James Gardens, in Technicolor" and "Lovers of bedding plants: get thee to James Gardens!".

Luckily, there are perennials and shrubs that anchor the rest of the garden:

Liatris spicata Floristan Violet Blazing Star James Gardens Etobicoke by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Liatris spicata "Floristan Violet" (Blazing Star)
and Russian Sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia)
at James Gardens, Etobicoke





July 06, 2014

Summer in Toronto: July blooms (and fruit)

Flowers and fruit around town to feed the senses


Pink yarrow Achillea millefolium flowers by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Pink yarrow (Achillea millefolium



It's July and the living is easy (but the gardening in the heat and humidity, not too easy.)

I'm sharing with you some pictures taken from client gardens and elsewhere.

I hope you're enjoying summer 2014 wherever you are!