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







Pink astilbe Rheinland James Gardens, Etobicoke by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Massed pink Astilbe "Rheinland" 


Massed Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower James Gardens Etobicoke by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Massed Echinacea purpurea
(Purple Coneflower)

Pink shrub rose by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Pink shrub rose flower detail 

Shrub roses Liatris Perovskia James Gardens Etobicoke by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Same shrub roses with pale blue balloon flower
 (
Platycodon grandiflorus),
Liatris spicata (blazing star/gayfeather)
and Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)
at  James Gardens,  Etobicoke 




Red dahlia James Gardens Etobicoke by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Red dahlia at James Gardens,  Etobicoke

Magenta sweet william Dianthus barbatus James Gardens Etobicoke by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Magenta-coloured sweet william (Dianthus barbatus)
at  James Gardens,  Etobicoke 




Massed sweet william Dianthus barbatus pink astilbe James Gardens Etobicoke by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Same sweet william massed
with group of pink astilbe "Rheinland"
at James Gardens,  Etobicoke
 




Pink zinnia James Gardens Etobicoke by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Pink zinnia detail at James Gardens, Etobicoke







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: