Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The Ligularia Garden...
This garden was the last stop on Day Two of the Toronto Garden Bloggers Fling. Understandably many of the private garden owners didn't want to have their name, or address, shared on the internet, and unlike many of the Portland gardens we visited last year these gardens weren't named (which I actually like, not every garden needs a name!). So I'm referring to this one as The Ligularia Garden, because it's where I rediscovered a forgotten genus.
Of course there were other plants too!
Is that a cut-leaf Ligularia? Or am I getting a little carried away and seeing them where they aren't?
Some of you may recognize this photo from my post "who messed with my color?" on the plant lust blog. I was lamenting the loss of dark on many of my foliage favorites, and swooning anew at those dark leaves.
There was a nice massing of plants in this garden, almost everywhere you looked.
And in case you're wondering I've since added two Ligularia 'Britt Marie Crawford' to my garden...
But no Alliums (it's not really the season for that is it? Plus, well, I don't adore them).
That dark foliage looks good with everything!
It picks up the dark base on the Iris flowers.
And adds a nice balance to the yellow flower spires.
Now we're in the back garden...
I do love the dark leaved Beech trees, although I'm not so sure about this form.
A little flower drama (blood color!) is always a good thing.
The back of the house. I spy a lot of empty space up there on the upper deck = lots of room for containers!
I wonder why I've never planted an Arisaema?
Look, on the left, another Ligularia! I think why I've largely forgotten about these plants is they were mainstays back in my Spokane garden, a much colder zone - like Toronto. Well, and the slugs in Portland find them tasty.
There was another, lower, level to this garden...
And another, well, you know...
Down on the lower level I discovered this. Pool mechanics, or where the bodies are kept?
Pulsatilla vulgaris seed heads are so photogenic.
And so is...
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Labels: Garden Bloggers Fling 2015