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Random pictures from the Toronto Zoo from December

These are some pictures I’d taken at the Toronto Zoo back in early December. Platycerium bifurcatum. Also note the Epipremnum aureum in the background taking on its mature split-leaf form that you’ll never see from one as a typical houseplant. … Continue reading


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Miscanthus sinensis ‘Huron Sunrise’

Ornamental grasses are probably still some of the best looking plants around for late fall. This probably being my favorite – top 3 at least. Off topic a bit. Currently posting this from my phone. I knew there were some … Continue reading

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Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – October 2010

A few more things still flowering outside this fall Bloom Day. This may be the last outdoor Bloom Day until next March, but that will depend entirely on the weather. If it’s like last year I may still have some … Continue reading

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Miscanthus purpurascens

“Flame Grass” has never been a favourite of mine, the plumes are not as nice as a lot of other Miscanthus varieties and the fall colour has never blown me away. Here it is though looking about as good as … Continue reading

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Outdoor Plants at the Toronto Zoo

Many of the outdoor plantings at the Zoo don’t really take off until around this time of year. Here are a few pictures I took yesterday. Some sort of Pennesetum, possibly ‘Little Bunny’. Large Castor Bean plants outside the front … Continue reading

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More shade container combinations.

I love how this container has come together. The Impatiens are fairly boring, I’ll admit, but I mostly just added them (two cell packs) for a bit more colour and they’ve filled in very nicely. It was also my first … Continue reading

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Helictotrichon sempervirens (finally) flowering

Helictotrichon sempervirens I’ve had my Blue Oat Grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens) for maybe 6 years now? It’s always been very nice, and blue, and evergreen but has not once flowered. It has moved around the yard a time or two and … Continue reading

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Perennial Container for Shade

I made up a shade container today using mostly perennials to put in our shade perennial area to showcase some of the options for colour and texture in a shady (in this case moist) area. If someone wants to buy … Continue reading

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Hakonechloa macra ‘Fubuki’

Joseph posted a link to a page about Hakonechloa macra ‘Fubuki’ (Japanese for “Snow Storm”) and wow I need it. I’m not sure if any of our suppliers will be growing it (this year at least) because none of them … Continue reading

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Fall highlights

Mostly the classics here. I may have missed the boat on some of the less common ones which have already dropped their leaves – I’ll see what I can do for something more interesting for another post. Spirea betulifolia ‘Thor’ … Continue reading

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