July 28, 2016

Leslieville, Toronto front garden clean up

Where's Waldo? He's big and green with long arms...


I have to give you credit, dear reader, if you've been keeping up with all these "garden cleanup" posts I've been publishing. I admit, they're usually very boring so today I'm going to make yet another garden cleanup post more of a game.

So, let's play the garden maintenance version of "Where's Waldo?" below.

Here are two pictures of the same Leslieville, Toronto front garden which needed, ahem, a little rehab. There are two specimen landscape trees somewhere. 

Can you spot them?



Leslieville Toronto front garden summer cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Leslieville Toronto front garden summer cleanup before 



Toronto Leslieville front garden summer cleanup before Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Leslieville front garden summer cleanup before 



Was it a challenge? Give up?

For several hours, I removed 4 Chinese Elm saplings (can 10 foot tall young weed trees be considered "saplings"?), 2 White mulberry saplings, a very dead ancient juniper, dozens of very mature Dog Strangling vines, Triffid-like burdock, masses of petty spurge and more weeds I forgot about. 

Here are the two corresponding "after" pictures. 

Yes, it's the same garden.



Leslieville Toronto front garden summer cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Leslieville Toronto front garden summer cleanup after 



Toronto Leslieville front garden summer cleanup after Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Leslieville front garden summer cleanup 


If you spotted "Waldo",  the Weeping Nootka Falsecypress (Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'Pendula' ) his sidekick, the ubquitous "Bloodgood" Japanese maple in the "before" pictures, you got darn better eyesight than I do! 

Here are more of the same, from different angles. I guess I saved this front garden from being a small woodlot in about ten years.


Toronto Leslieville front garden summer cleanup before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Leslieville front garden summer cleanup before




Toronto Leslieville front garden summer cleanup after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Toronto Leslieville front garden summer cleanup after 




Leslieville Toronto front garden summer cleanup before Paul Jung Gardening Services
Leslieville Toronto front garden summer cleanup before




Leslieville Toronto front garden summer cleanup after Paul Jung Gardening Services
Leslieville Toronto front garden summer cleanup after 




Leslieville Toronto front garden summer cleanup by Paul Jung Gardening Services before
Leslieville Toronto front garden summer cleanup  




Leslieville Toronto front garden summer cleanup by Paul Jung Gardening Services after
Leslieville Toronto front garden summer cleanup 




Leslieville Toronto front garden summer clean up before by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Leslieville Toronto front garden summer clean up before 




Leslieville Toronto front garden summer clean up after by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Leslieville Toronto front garden summer clean up after