April 26, 2016

Riverdale ecological garden spring cleanup

Getting ready for the pollinators with a spring garden clean up in Riverdale


I've profiled this Riverdale garden previously but those posts showed the garden during in its August glory. Here are some links showing the many native species of perennials and shrubs in this garden:




Coming out of winter, there are remnants of last season's AgastachePenstemon, Rudbeckia and Vernonia (and many otherswhich I did not cut down last autumn. The client wanted the seeds to be available for hungry birds during a long and harsh winter.

This spring cleanup is straight-forward: cutting all the perennials to the base. The only weeding to speak of is removing the many baby Siberian squill trying to establish themselves and taking over the beds.

It's amazing how fast these beds will be filled with flowers and pollinators in about a month. There will be a frenzy of activity soon enough...


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



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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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




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


A native Geum that is just emerging:

Geum triflorum Prairie Smoke in a Riverdale Toronto spring garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Geum triflorum (Prairie Smoke) in a
Riverdale, Toronto spring garden