Monthly Archives: July 2011


While I’m currently using Google+ as sort of an expanded version of Twitter (thanks to not having a character limit and being able to include multiple pictures in each post) I hope to ultimately drop my Twitter account entirely in … Continue reading

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Euphorbia ‘First Blush’ and ‘Ascot Rainbow’

I took a few pictures outside today when the rain stopped a shot a few pictures, wasn’t happy with a lot of them (didn’t stay out too long, play around with any settings, use any extra lightning etc) but these … Continue reading

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New Plant: Agave ‘Blue Glow’

Agave ‘Blue Glow’ With temperatures today threatening to reach the highest recorded temperature in Toronto (38°C, feels like 49°C with humidity) a succulent collection just makes sense.

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Water Feature build

For the past couple of years the only real focal point in the garden (beyond the plants anyway) has been a birdbath. Well, those are great an all but it could be a little bit more interesting. Maybe a bit … Continue reading

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July 2011 Bloom Day and Foliage Followup

Here’s my Bloom Day for this month and I’ve thrown in two new plants for Foliage Followup as well (no sense having both posts late). Lavendula ‘Munstead’ – Flowers are fading but still very showy. Extremely good year for this … Continue reading


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An unfortunately timed order from an excellent company

I have been on the lookout for Amorphophallus bulbifer for a little while now. Last year I tried ordering seeds from a Canadian company and it was a failure, the seeds that needed to be sown fresh were dry an … Continue reading

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Hydrangea paniculata ‘Great Star’

New Hydrangea this year, lace cap style flowers more similar to ‘Snow Mountain’ than the (imo) over used ‘Limelight’ or grandiflora Hydrangeas but much, much larger. Somewhat similar to ‘The Swan’ (fun story about that one I found while googling). … Continue reading

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