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!
false 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.
A beautiful planting in a small shaded area includes clouds of hardy geraniums (Geranium hybrid, zones 4–8) showing in foreground.
peonies (Paeonia hybrid, zones 3-8) with heavy flowers with fragrant petals carefully staked so as not to flop over.
It 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.
Velvety silver leaves Senecio ‘Angel Wings’ (Zones 8-10 or as an annual)
A potted succulent creates a living sculpture.
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).
A closer look at this container planting
Sometimes 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.
The shades of green look brighter here against the dark background of the painted fence that gives privacy to the patio.
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