It’s the gardening season again! I think I like spring time the most in Toronto. It means that the winter is finished; and we can start planting things, either vegetables or flowers; and more outdoor activities on the weekend!
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Nothing beats the smell, the flowers, and the fruits in my tiny container garden after a thunderstorm in the area.
My lavender is finally flowering, in its small container:
I really like creeping jenny, the color, and the texture, gives you this soothing feeling:
The blue star juniper, survived last winter in Toronto, growing slowly, but strong. The blurry grass spikes are the blue fescue I started from seeds this February, they were so tiny and weak when I put them in:
And finally, my cucumber and cherry tomato:
The past Sunday, I joined Hidden Gardens & Private Spaces Tour of Cabbagetown in Toronto. It was ashamed that I’ve never visited this neighbourhood before even though I’ve been living in Toronto for 15+ years. It was a very nice day out visiting some beautiful and lovely private gardens. I am sure this won’t be the last time I visit it.
First up, container gardening, vegetables in containers, totally my cup of tea:
BEAUTIFUL purple double clematis, it was stunning, I’ve been trying to have one of these in my garden:
Seems so effortless, yet very thoughtful:
Quiet zen water garden, my favourite too:
A small collection of succulents:
Vertical wall garden, the container bags are actually made of felt fabric:
Formal garden for a corner house:
Informal garden for the same house, a group of people were playing “Take Five”:
And finally, a rooftop garden:
What I’ve learned from the tour is that gardening takes TIME and PATIENCE, a lot of patience. Some of the owners showed us the picture of the same garden 10 years ago, and how they slowly built it. My garden has a long way to go…
Toronto is slowly warming up, like very slowly….
I started some seeds two weeks ago. Salvia, suppose to be easiest perennial to start from seeds, but so far, I am still waiting. Chamomile, started several pots, they are the tiniest seeds I’ve ever seen, germination rate is not bad at all, but they look so tiny and weak. Finger crossed…
Blue fescue grass, they are easy and quick to germinate. Hopefully I can enjoy its beautiful color and texture this summer.
While I was watering my house plants this morning, found a new leaf on my orchid.
The spiral planter stand in the corner of my dinning room: