What's in bloom at the Toronto Botanical Garden

Archive for March, 2011

>March 22 – 29

>In the Demonstration Garden this week you will find:
Galanthus Collection (Snowdrops). A variety of snowdrops are beginning to naturalize in this section of the garden. Look for them at the west end of the Entry Garden at the Lawrence Ave. entrance

In the Arrival Courtyard:
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Primavera’ (Witch Hazel); x Intermedia hybrids are large deciduous shrubs preferring organically rich, acidic soils. Primavera is upright and vase-shaped, eventually reaching 15 feet and flowering later than most cultivars.

In the West View Terrace corner bed:
Crocus vernus ‘Jeanne d’Arc (Dutch crocus); this early riser has glistening white petals with purple striations from the top of the stem to the flower’s base

In the Garden Hall Courtyard:
Crocus flavus (Crocus luteus; Dutch yellow crocus); this bright orange-yellow crocus is known for its smaller, richly coloured flowers during early spring in March and April

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>March 1

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Today on March 1st, we went looking for signs of spring and found some!

In the Nature Garden, you will find:
Magnolia x loebneri ‘Merrill’ (Loebner magnolia) As we await the star-like blossoms of Merrill magnolia, we can admire the buds as they form on this very hardy tree which will eventually mature to some 40ft.

In the Westview Terrace:

Helleborus niger ‘Maximus’ (Christmas rose); these ever-popular semi-evergreen perennials are must have’s for any late winter garden. For weeks now Maximus has pushed its head through the frozen ground, waiting to unfurl its pink-flushed white flowers.

In the Garden Hall Courtyard – Bank:
Erica carnea
‘Golden Starlet’ (Spring heath) New buds are forming on Golden Starlet heath, one of many varieties in the TBG collection.