Cabbagetown Private Garden Tour

The past Sunday, I joined Hidden Gardens & Private Spaces Tour of Cabbagetown in Toronto. It was ashamed that I’ve never visited this neighbourhood before even though I’ve been living in Toronto for 15+ years. It was a very nice day out visiting some beautiful and lovely private gardens. I am sure this won’t be the last time I visit it.

First up, container gardening, vegetables in containers, totally my cup of tea:

BEAUTIFUL purple double clematis, it was stunning, I’ve been trying to have one of these in my garden:

Seems so effortless, yet very thoughtful:

Quiet zen water garden, my favourite too:

A small collection of succulents:

Vertical wall garden, the container bags are actually made of felt fabric:

Formal garden for a corner house:

Informal garden for the same house, a group of people were playing “Take Five”:

And finally, a rooftop garden:

What I’ve learned from the tour is that gardening takes TIME and PATIENCE, a lot of patience. Some of the owners showed us the picture of the same garden 10 years ago, and how they slowly built it. My garden has a long way to go…

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Backyard Container Gardening

Toronto had a very cold week last week, to a point which a frost advisory was issued last Friday night. My parents already planted annuals in their front yard, so guess what, my dad took out the newly bought camping tent, and covered the entire front yard. LOL. It might be a little bit overkill, but better safe than sorry, right?

I’ve added a few plants to my container backyard gardening this week.

Dwarf Red Dragon Japanese maple:

Clematis Abilene™ Evipo027:

Mixed Herbs:

Hosta, which survived the winter, growing strong and healthy

A few annuals container:

This past winter was brutally cold, I’ve lost my clematis (that’s why I bought a new one), hydrangea, and one lavender. I really have to find a way to move them to my garage this winter.

园艺update

今年我的兰花又开啦,原本打算给她换盆的,现在要等一等了:
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想当一次木工用杉木做一个角落花巢,结果没有买到合适尺寸的木头,但是看到这个在清仓,所以抱了一个回家,原价42,现在19:
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看了很多网上的盆栽园艺,幻想着什么时候我的后院也可以变成那样,首先得有各种各样的花盆,kijiji上淘的:
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到目前为止, 种了两盆, 铁线莲Clematis(再试一次吧, 上次一棵被我种死了), 和绣球属Big Leaf Hydrangea, 选了一个可爱的粉红色:
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我的小番茄啊, 快点红吧:
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黄瓜也茁壮成长啊, 架子不够, 顺着墙上的电视天线爬:
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最后一张, 我的茉莉也要开花了:
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碎碎念之2014春

最近着时对博客有点怠慢。两个月没更了。多伦多过去的这个冬天是我记忆中又长又冷又多雪的一个冬天,所以春天来后,人们格外的忙碌,出游,整理花园。。。生怕错过一点点温暖阳光。

现在我的编织速度好比蜗牛啊,连晚上看日剧的时候都不太想分心编织了,很是无语。 然后遇到毛线店大减价,我还是会买点。 上个月家附近最有名的一家毛线店准备关门了,我又屯了点棉麻线。 最近在织这个上衣:

上个星期,在newdirectionsaromatics买了100多块钱的各种基础油和精油,正式开始了我的手工皂和手工护肤品的历程。周末已经做了100毫升的面部护理油,和我妈各分50毫升。不得不说,在知道和掌握面部护理油的原理后,外面零售的各种面油价格真得太坑爹了。
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因为非常不喜欢去home depot一包一包的搬土,今年又买了一个立方米的土,修补草地和种花种菜,呵呵。 一个大口袋放在前院,要用的时候,挖点出来,蛮方便,就是那个口袋看着有点碍眼。
自己组合的盆栽:
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亚马逊上买了两个wall planter:
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一年生的花花草草:
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Winners买了个很可爱的花盆,准备好好种香草,冬天搬进室内:
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小西红柿,每年必种的:
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自己发的黄瓜苗,今年不贪心了,每个盆就一棵:
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今年开始种Kale,各种superfood, 各种healthy/cancer prevention:
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