October 06, 2018

Autumn at the Toronto Botanical Garden: An Early Look

Fall Flowers at the TBG


A lull before my many (I hope) fall cleanup jobs gave me a chance to visit one of my favourite places in Toronto during my favourite time of the year: the Toronto Botanical Garden in autumn. While it wasn't a classic crisp and sunny fall day when I recently dropped by the TBG (more overcast and humid), I nevertheless happily spent an hour or so taking many pictures of fall blooming perennials hardy to zone 5 Toronto (and a few to-be-discarded annuals). It's still a little early for many of the shrubs and trees to show off their vibrant fall foliage colours so I focused on the autumn bloomers. 



Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’ Grape Leaf Anemone at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Entry Garden Walk by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’
(Grape Leaf Anemone) at the
Toronto Botanical Garden's
Entry Garden Walk 


Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’ Grape Leaf Anemone fall flowers at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Garden Hall Courtyard by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’
(Grape Leaf Anemone) fall flowers
at the Toronto Botanical Garden's
Garden Hall Courtyard 


Autumn Crocus Colchicum autumnale fall flowers at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Entry Garden Walk by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
fall flowers at the Toronto Botanical Garden's
Entry Garden Walk


Autumn Fountain Grass and New England Asters at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Perennial Borders by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Autumn Fountain Grass and
New England Asters
at the Toronto Botanical Garden's
Perennial Borders 


Autumn Goldenrods at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Perennial Borders by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Autumn Goldenrods at the
Toronto Botanical Garden's
Perennial Borders 


Autumn New England Asters and Fountain Grass at Toronto Botanical Garden's Perennial Borders by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Autumn New England Asters and
Fountain Grass at Toronto Botanical
Garden's Perennial Border 


Autumn New England Asters and Goldenrod at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Woodland Walk by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Autumn New England Asters and
Goldenrod at the Toronto Botanical
Garden's Woodland Walk 


Autumn New England Asters and Purple Coneflowers at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Perennial Borders by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Autumn New England Asters and
Purple Coneflowers at the Toronto
Botanical Garden's Perennial Borders 


Autumn Purple Coneflowers and New England Asters at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Perennial Borders by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Autumn Purple Coneflowers and
New England Asters at the
Toronto Botanical Garden's
Perennial Borders 


Calico Aster Symphyotrichum lateriflorum at the Toronto Botanical Garden Nature by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Calico Aster (Symphyotrichum lateriflorum)
at the Toronto Botanical Garden Nature


Colchicum autumnale Autumn Crocus fall flowers at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Entry Garden Walk by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Colchicum autumnale (Autumn Crocus)
fall flowers at the Toronto Botanical
Garden's Entry Garden Walk 


Dahlia 'Knockout' or 'Mystic Illusion' flower detail at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses--not another Toronto  gardening blog
Dahlia 'Knockout' or 'Mystic Illusion'
flower detail at the
Toronto Botanical Garden 


Grape Leaf Anemone Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’  fall flowers at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Garden Hall Courtyard by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Grape Leaf Anemone
(Anemone tomentosa ‘Robustissima’)
fall flowers at the
Toronto Botanical Garden's
Garden Hall Courtyard 


Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone' Jerusalem Sage autumn flowers at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Entry Garden Walk by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Phlomis tuberosa 'Amazone' (Jerusalem Sage)
autumn flowers at the Toronto Botanical
Garden's Entry Garden Walk 


Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) seedheads at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Entry Garden Walk by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
seedheads at the Toronto Botanical Garden's
Entry Garden Walk 


Reblooming Bearded Iris 'Immortality' fall flowers at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Entry Garden Walk by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Reblooming Bearded Iris 'Immortality'
fall flowers at the Toronto Botanical
Garden's Entry Garden Walk 


Rosa 'AuSome' Rose-Marie Modern Shrub Rose at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Floral Hall Courtyard by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Rosa 'AuSome' (Rose-Marie Modern Shrub Rose)
at the Toronto Botanical Garden's
Floral Hall Courtyard 


Rosa 'AuSome' Rose-Marie Modern Shrub Rose bloom at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Floral Hall Courtyard by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Rosa 'AuSome' (Rose-Marie Modern Shrub Rose)
bloom at the Toronto Botanical Garden's
Floral Hall Courtyard 


Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers' (Sweet Coneflower) and Tall Verbena at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Westview Terrace by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'
(Sweet Coneflower) and Tall Verbena
at the Toronto Botanical Garden's
Westview Terrace 


Salvia 'Mystic Spires Blue' and Lantana camara 'Luscious Bananarama' flowers at the Toronto Botanical Garden by garden muses--not another Toronto  gardening blog
Salvia 'Mystic Spires Blue' and
Lantana camara 'Luscious Bananarama'
flowers at the Toronto Botanical Garden 


Toronto Botanical Garden Nature's Walk Fall Colours by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Toronto Botanical Garden
Nature's Walk Fall Colours 


Toronto Botanical Garden Perennial Border Fall Colours by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Toronto Botanical Garden
Perennial Border Fall Colours 


Verbena bonariensis Tall Verbena at the Toronto Botanical Garden's Entry Garden Walk by garden muses--not another Toronto gardening blog
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)
at the Toronto Botanical Garden's
Entry Garden Walk 

It's Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend and I'm very thankful for being able to visit the Toronto Botanical Garden. And judging by the crowd milling around during this recent visit, I'm not the only one to feel the same!


4 comments:

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    1. My favourite time of the year at the Botanical Garden: fall foliage and flowers and fewer visitors to get in my way for picture taking!

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  2. Gorgeous collection of autumn flowers!

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    1. Thanks Ann, a great time to visit the Botanical Garden. I especially love the anemones/wind flowers!

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