Autumn glory at the Toronto Music Garden
On an impossibly beautiful day in late fall, I made time to visit one of my favourite places in the city. I've posted about the Toronto Music Garden twice before under the titles
"wind + ornamental grasses = kinesis" and "Toronto Music Garden with the kids" so as you can guess this garden still intrigues and inspires me. The design is thought-provoking and the plant list, well, elicits serious hort envy!
Under a brilliant blue sky with an ever-present prevailing wind off Lake Ontario, I spent an hour admiring the fall foliage and feeling at peace with the rustling sounds from the ornamental grasses. My only regret was running out of camera battery power but the memory is ingrained. Anyone in the Toronto area should visit the space, whether one is a lover of Bach or garden design or not.
|Shimmering Miscanthus, Chasmanthium, and Panicum|
|Fall common witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) foliage |
|More common witch hazel blooms with |
last year's opened seedpods
|Another reason to love Hakone grass|
|Maiden grass seedheads ready to catch the wind|
|Going up the Courante section...|
|A grove of paper birches in its autumn glory|
|On July 1 compared to...|
|At the adjacent Spadina Quay Wetlands.|
An excellent example of ecological planting
that is also highly ornamental.