September 29, 2017

A Fall Visit to the Toronto Botanical Garden

Autumn splendor at the TBG: an early look



An early look but a late post! I took these pictures at the beginning of the month and haven't had a chance until today to put them in one place. So without further ado....



Toronto Botanical Garden Purple Coneflowers Echinacea purpurea by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Toronto Botanical Garden
Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea


Echinaceas and Rose of Sharon fall blooms at Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Echinacea and Rose of Sharon fall blooms
 at the Toronto Botanical Garden 

Fall is my favourite time to visit gardens (actually, to work in them too) with lower temperature and humidity levels. Crowds are usually thinner as well so that makes my photo taking easier! I had a free day earlier this month so off to the Toronto Botanical Garden I went. I'll likely visit the TBG again later in the autumn to especially enjoy the foliage displays of the Japanese maples. But for now, please enjoy these pictures of early autumn (well, technically late summer) in Toronto.




Rosa 'Meidomonac' BONICA at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Rosa 'Meidomonac' BONICA
at the Toronto Botanical Garden


Unidentified Summer Phlox ( Phlox paniculata) fall bloom at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Unidentified Summer Phlox
( Phlox paniculata ) fall bloom
at the Toronto Botanical Garden


Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cylindrica) at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cylindrica)
at the Toronto Botanical Garden 


Blue River II Hardy Hibiscus bloom at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Blue River II" Hardy Hibiscus bloom
at the Toronto Botanical Garden


Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Summer Sorbet' fall blooms at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Summer Sorbet' fall blooms
at the Toronto Botanical Garden

Euonymus phellomanus corktree spindle tree berries at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Euonymus phellomanus (corktree or spindle tree)
 berries at the Toronto Botanical Garden 


Goldenrod and rudbeckia fall blooms at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Goldenrod and rudbeckia fall blooms
at the Toronto Botanical Garden



Chinese chives (Allium tuberosum) blooms at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Chinese chives ( Allium tuberosum ) blooms
at the Toronto Botanical Garden


Purple coneflower ( Echinacea purpurea) fall blooms at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) fall blooms
at the Toronto Botanical Garden 


Fall container at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Fall container at the Toronto Botanical Garden


Perennial border in the fall at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Perennial border in the fall
at the Toronto Botanical Garden


I absolutely love this perennial border in the fall, not only because it shows my favourite colour combination of yellow and purple. Notice how there's wonderful layering going on with the herbaceous peonies, Joe Pye Weed, goldenrod, barberry and (I think) Heliopsis way in the back of the bed.

I'd take this over a row of "Emerald" white cedars eight days a week...

River birch (Betula nigra) bark at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
River birch ( Betula nigra ) bark
 at the Toronto Botanical Garden.
Quite "appeeling"! (Sorry.)



"Kopper King" Hardy Hibiscus bloom
at the Toronto Botanical Garden 



Beryl Ivey Knot Garden at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Beryl Ivey Knot Garden
at the Toronto Botanical Garden 


Toronto Botanical Garden autumn perennial border by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Toronto Botanical Garden
autumn perennial border



Immortality Bearded Iris at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Immortality" Bearded Iris
at the Toronto Botanical Garden 


Tropical Hibiscus 'Sunny Wind' at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Tropical Hibiscus 'Sunny Wind'
at the Toronto Botanical Garden

Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima' Grape Leaf Japanese Anemone at Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Anemone tomentosa 'Robustissima'
(Grape Leaf Japanese Anemone)
at the Toronto Botanical Garden