October 28, 2015

Late fall foliage, flowers, and a few berries at the Toronto Botanical Garden

Autumn colours at the TBG, while they last



It's hard to believe that November is just around the corner. It's been another successful work "year" from May until now but this blog has suffered due the few posts I've written so I'll apologize right now! Things will be slowing down soon after the fall cleanups are done and I'll have more time to write.

I had an hour, literally, to spend at the Toronto Botanical Garden last weekend. I say "literally" as my wife and kids weren't interested in joining me, preferred to go shopping instead and planned to pick me back up in the specified time. Sheesh!

So here are some highlights from my 60 minute "break". If you want to see more late autumn pictures from last year, you can click on Autumn blooms and foliage at the Toronto Botanical Garden: Impending death and decay at a public Toronto garden

Autumn is always a wistful and melancholic time for me in my garden. The Katsura, Japanese maples and viburnums show off their amazing colours one last time before five months of winter have to be endured. I'm enjoying the show while it lasts....


Eastern redbud Cercis canadensis autumn foliage Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) autumn foliage 
at the Toronto Botanical Garden


Donald Wyman crabapple berries Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Donald Wyman" crabapple berries 
at the Toronto Botanical Garden


Dwarf fothergilla gardenii Blue Mist autumn foliage Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Dwarf fothergilla gardenii "Blue Mist" autumn foliage 
at the Toronto Botanical Garden


Epimedium Amber Queen barrenwort autumn foliage Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Epimedium "Amber Queen" barrenwort autumn foliage
at the Toronto Botanical Garden 


Globe artichoke Cynara cardunculus at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus)
at the Toronto Botanical Garden


Hamamelis mollis Chinese witch hazel autumn flowers Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Hamamelis mollis (Chinese witch hazel) autumn flowers 
at theToronto Botanical Garden 



Ilex verticillata Nana Winterberry autumn berries Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Ilex verticillata "Nana" Winterberry autumn berries 
at the Toronto Botanical Garden



Miscanthus sinensis Maiden grass autumn seedheads Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Miscanthus sinensis (Maiden grass) autumn seedheads 
at the Toronto Botanical Garden



Panicum virgatum Switch grass autumn foliage Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Panicum virgatum (Switch grass) and 
Amsonia autumn foliage
at the Toronto Botanical Garden


Acer palmatum Kagiri nishiki Japanese maple autumn foliage Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Acer palmatum "Kagiri nishiki" 
Japanese maple autumn foliage 
at the Toronto Botanical Garden 



Acer shirasawanum Aureum Fullmoon maple autumn foliage Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Acer shirasawanum "Aureum"
 Fullmoon maple autumn foliage 
at the Toronto Botanical Garden 



Aconitum Ivorine monkshood autumn flowers Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Aconitum "Ivorine" monkshood autumn flowers 
at the Toronto Botanical Garden



Aconitum x cammarum monkshood autumn flowers Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Aconitum x cammarum monkshood autumn flowers 
at the Toronto Botanical Garden 



Amsonia hubrichtii bluestar autumn foliage Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Amsonia hubrichtii (bluestar) autumn foliage 
at the Toronto Botanical Garden 



Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Peve Yellow autumn foliage Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Bald cypress (Taxodium distichum "Peve Yellow")  
autumn foliage at the Toronto Botanical Garden 



Bluestar Amsonia hubrichtii  autumn foliage Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii)  autumn foliage 
at the Toronto Botanical Garden 



Cercis canadensis Eastern redbud autumn foliage Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Cercis canadensis (Eastern redbud) autumn foliage 
at the Toronto Botanical Garden



Chinese witch hazel Hamamelis mollis autumn flowers Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Chinese witch hazel (Hamamelis mollis) autumn flowers 
at the Toronto Botanical Garden 



Chinese witch hazel Hamamelis mollis autumn foliage Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Chinese witch hazel (Hamamelis mollis) autumn foliage
at the Toronto Botanical Garden 



Cynara cardunculus Globe artichoke at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Cynara cardunculus (Globe artichoke)
 at the Toronto Botanical Garden 



Digitalis Berry Canary Digiplexis Foxglove Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Digitalis "Berry Canary" (Digiplexis Foxglove) 
at the Toronto Botanical Garden 


Even the trees beside the parking lot were showy:

Toronto Botanical Garden parking lot maples autumn foliage by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Toronto Botanical Garden parking lot 
maples autumn foliage