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…

Backyard Container Gardening

Toronto had a very cold week last week, to a point which a frost advisory was issued last Friday night. My parents already planted annuals in their front yard, so guess what, my dad took out the newly bought camping tent, and covered the entire front yard. LOL. It might be a little bit overkill, but better safe than sorry, right?

I’ve added a few plants to my container backyard gardening this week.

Dwarf Red Dragon Japanese maple:

Clematis Abilene™ Evipo027:

Mixed Herbs:

Hosta, which survived the winter, growing strong and healthy

A few annuals container:

This past winter was brutally cold, I’ve lost my clematis (that’s why I bought a new one), hydrangea, and one lavender. I really have to find a way to move them to my garage this winter.




到目前为止, 种了两盆, 铁线莲Clematis(再试一次吧, 上次一棵被我种死了), 和绣球属Big Leaf Hydrangea, 选了一个可爱的粉红色:



我的小番茄啊, 快点红吧:
黄瓜也茁壮成长啊, 架子不够, 顺着墙上的电视天线爬:
最后一张, 我的茉莉也要开花了: