August Garden Update

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:

Cabbagetown Private Garden Tour

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…

Seed Starting

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…
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Blue fescue grass, they are easy and quick to germinate. Hopefully I can enjoy its beautiful color and texture this summer.
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While I was watering my house plants this morning, found a new leaf on my orchid.
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The spiral planter stand in the corner of my dinning room:
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