July 07, 2020

A Shade Garden Makeover in North High Park

Under An Ancient Oak, A New Garden Emerges


Surprised to hear from me? I haven't posted anything in a while so I'll apologize now and get that out of the way.

It's been a very strange 2020 so far due to COVID-19: I wasn't allowed to work by the provincial government until early May and my clients had a very difficult time finding plants in general at the garden centres. Still, after all of this, one of my iron laws of garden maintenance is in effect: weeds continue to grow and my clients would prefer going to the dentist than being in their gardens weeding. Job security, I guess.

Today's post goes over one of my early May garden makeovers in the High Park North area of Toronto. The clients, a busy young couple with children, requested a new front garden under a very large and mature oak tree. They didn't want to spend too much on plants so I suggested about 15 shade tolerant perennials under the oak's high canopy.


Here are some "before" and "after" pictures of the shade garden around the oak:



High Park North New Front Yard Makeover Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
High Park North New Front Yard Makeover Before 


High Park North Toronto New Front Yard Makeover Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
High Park North Toronto New Front Yard Makeover Before 

High Park North Spring Cleanup and Makeover Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
High Park North Spring Cleanup and Makeover Before 


Toronto High Park North New Front Yard Makeover Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Toronto High Park North New Front Yard Makeover Before 

Toronto High Park North New Front Yard Makeover Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Toronto High Park North New Front Yard Makeover Before 


High Park North Spring Cleanup and Makeover Before by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
High Park North Spring Cleanup and Makeover Before


Afterwards...



High Park North New Front Yard Makeover After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
High Park North New Front Yard Makeover After 

The front garden looks very sparse but the homeowners now can add spring bulbs and more perennials if they wish.


High Park North Toronto New Front Yard Makeover After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
  High Park North Toronto New Front Yard Makeover After 

High Park North Spring Cleanup and Makeover After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
High Park North Spring Cleanup and Makeover After 

Toronto High Park North New Front Yard Makeover After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
Toronto High Park North New Front Yard Makeover After

Toronto High Park North New Front Yard Makeover After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Gardening Company
Toronto High Park North New Front Yard Makeover After 

High Park North Spring Cleanup and Makeover After by Paul Jung Gardening Services--a Toronto Organic Gardener
High Park North Spring Cleanup and Makeover After

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