GPOD on the Road: Toronto Garden Tour

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On this cold winter day, we’re looking back to early summer when frequent GPOD contributor Cherry Ong was visiting Toronto and went on some garden tours.

Enjoy this beautiful, inspiring garden!

Close up of false indigo flowersfalse indigo (Baptisia Australia, zones 3-9) showing off its beautiful purple flowers. This native perennial can be slow to establish, but once established it is long-lived, hardy and drought tolerant.

Close-up of a purple hardy geraniumA beautiful planting in a small shaded area includes clouds of hardy geraniums (Geranium hybrid, zones 4–8) showing in foreground.

Large white peonies in the gardenpeonies (Paeonia hybrid, zones 3-8) with heavy flowers with fragrant petals carefully staked so as not to flop over.

Close up of white peoniesIt looks like it could be the famous variety ‘Festiva Maxima’, which was introduced in 1851 and is still popular and strong thanks to its beautiful flowers, strong fragrance and iron wear.

Plant fuzzy foliage in an urn containerVelvety silver leaves Senecio ‘Angel Wings’ (Zones 8-10 or as an annual)

A tall succulent grown in a containerA potted succulent creates a living sculpture.

A container with a stone statue inside and filled with lots of white flowers.I love this planter, filled with white lobelia (Lobelia ArensZones 10-11 or as an annual) and the romantic soft pink tuberous begonia (Begonia hybrid, zones 10-11 or as an annual).

Close up of container with statue and white flowersA closer look at this container planting

White dianthus flowers in a potSometimes simple container planting is most effective. This little Dianthus (Dianthus (hybrid, hardiness varies by variety) with pure white flowers filling this pot with blooms looks incredible.

Small border bed with various herbaceous plantsThe shades of green look brighter here against the dark background of the painted fence that gives privacy to the patio.

Have a garden you’d like to share?

Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a special collection of your favorite plants, or a wonderful garden you’ve had the chance to see!

To submit, send 5-10 photos. [email protected] Along with some information about the plants in the photos and where you took the photos. We’d love to know where you’re located, how long you’ve been gardening, accomplishments you’re proud of, failures you’ve learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants, or your garden quirks. funny stories

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