April 16, 2016

Etobicoke, Toronto spring garden clean up

Another Toronto spring garden clean up...


The weather has literally "turned on a dime" with temperatures now in the high teens (Celsius) or upper 60s F. It's hard to believe it was snowing just a week ago! I've been busy with "spring cleanups" for clients and this post outlines getting another garden ready for the all-too-short growing season in Toronto.

In this west-end Toronto backyard garden, I suggested to the client last fall to leave the Rudbeckia, Echinacea, Liatris and other seed-bearing perennials alone for the winter so that birds can feed over a harsh Toronto weather. The before and after pictures show, typically, many of the perennials that now could use some cutting back.

Last year, we planted Butterfly weed, beebalm and penstemon so I'm excited to see how this pollinator-friendly garden develops!


Toronto Etobicoke spring garden cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Etobicoke spring garden cleanup
before by Paul Jung Gardening Services

Toronto Etobicoke spring garden cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Etobicoke spring garden cleanup
after by Paul Jung Gardening Services


Etobicoke spring garden clean up before by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Etobicoke spring garden clean up before
by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto



Etobicoke spring garden clean up after by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Etobicoke spring garden clean up after
by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto


Toronto Etobicoke spring garden cleanup before Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Etobicoke spring garden cleanup
before Paul Jung Gardening Services



Toronto Etobicoke spring garden cleanup after Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Etobicoke spring garden cleanup
after Paul Jung Gardening Services


Toronto Etobicoke spring garden clean up before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Etobicoke spring garden clean up
before by Paul Jung Gardening Services


Toronto Etobicoke spring garden clean up after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Etobicoke spring garden clean up
after by Paul Jung Gardening Services


Etobicoke Toronto spring garden cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Etobicoke Toronto spring garden cleanup
before by Paul Jung Gardening Services


Etobicoke Toronto spring garden cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Etobicoke Toronto spring garden cleanup
after by Paul Jung Gardening Services


Etobicoke Toronto spring garden clean up before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Etobicoke Toronto spring garden clean up
before by Paul Jung Gardening Services


Etobicoke Toronto spring garden clean up after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Etobicoke Toronto spring garden clean up
after by Paul Jung Gardening Services



Siberian squill Scilla siberica Toronto Etobicoke spring garden cleanup Paul Jung Gardening Services
Siberian squill (Scilla siberica)
Toronto Etobicoke spring garden cleanup
Paul Jung Gardening Services

Bordering on being invasive, the garden has a small (but expanding!) patch of squill but it's located way in the back and gives a nice blue colour when nothing else is blooming. This spring bulb will go dormant by June with the summer heat so I took this picture while the time was right.