East York Garden

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As mentor to a garden neophyte, we started a garden in the 1990's. Beginning with almost a blank slate consisting of a small urban plot with grass and a couple of overgrown weed trees. The homeowner has now become a true daylilly connoisseur.

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Summer Poppies and daisys popped up after the city dug up half the yard to replace the fire hydrant. Photo courtesy of the homeowner. Dug Up, Starting A Garden, Front Yards, Poppies, Grass, Projects To Try, Fire, Plants, Summer

Summer 2011. Poppies and daisys popped up after the city dug up half the yard to replace the fire hydrant. Photo courtesy of the homeowner.

Toronto Botanical Garden offers an array of 17 gardens in mid-Toronto designed to educate & inspire with indoor & outdoor learning experiences for all ages. Terrace Garden, Garden Spaces, Dutch Gardens, Herb Garden In Kitchen, Toronto Travel, Starting A Garden, Italian Garden, Outdoor Learning, Public Garden

John Brookes Widely regarded as an innovative and inspirational designer, John Brookes will take us on a tour of some of his favourite and most influential landscape designs, explaining his practice and process. The design principles that inform his extensive body of work apply to any garden. Lecture, February 24 Public $35; Members $30 Both lectures, February 24 and 25 Public $60; Members $50 Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Lecture: 7:30 p.m.

Sep Shrub roses had seen their time and the remainder were pulled out to make room for new arrivals. Photo courtesy of the homeowner. Shrub Roses, Starting A Garden, Shrubs, Weed, Grass, York, Plants, Marijuana Plants, Grasses

Sep 2009. Shrub roses had seen their time and the remainder were pulled out to make room for new arrivals. Photo courtesy of the homeowner.

Allium giganteum and yellow iris 2 July Photo courtesy of the homeowner. Starting A Garden, Allium, Weed, Iris, York, Yellow, Plants, Marijuana Plants, Irises

Allium giganteum and yellow iris 2 July 2014. Photo courtesy of the homeowner.

2 July 2014 Alliums and Irises. Allium giganteum has propagated. Photo courtesy of the homeowner. Starting A Garden, Allium, Propagation, Irises, Weed, York, Plants, Lilies, Iris

2 July 2014 Alliums and Irises. Allium giganteum has propagated. Photo courtesy of the homeowner.

A view from the porch 2 July Photo courtesy of the homeowner. Starting A Garden, Weed, Grass, Porch, Plants, Terrace, Marijuana Plants, Grasses, Porches

A view from the porch 2 July 2014. Photo courtesy of the homeowner.

Threadleaf coreopsis has spread incredibly well in the light sandy soil May 23 2014 Sandy Soil, Starting A Garden, Weed, Grass, York, Plants, Marijuana Plants, Grasses, Plant

Threadleaf coreopsis has spread incredibly well in the light sandy soil May 23 2014

Allium giganteum has propagated without having to be dug up and split May 23 2014 Dug Up, Starting A Garden, Allium, Propagation, Weed, Grass, York, Plants, Marijuana Plants

Allium giganteum has propagated without having to be dug up and split May 23 2014

Planting yews and Goldflame spirea across the back August Photo courtesy of the homeowner. Starting A Garden, Planting, Weed, Grass, York, Outdoor Decor, Plants, Marijuana Plants

Planting yews and Goldflame spirea across the back August 1996. Photo courtesy of the homeowner.

Watering in plantings May Photo courtesy of the homeowner. Starting A Garden, York, Plants, Plant, Planting, Planets

Watering in plantings May 1997. Photo courtesy of the homeowner.

Planting generous gifts from friends' gardens. May Photo courtesy of the homeowner. Starting A Garden, Planting, Weed, Grass, Gardens, Urban, York, Friends, Plants

Planting generous gifts from friends' gardens. May 1997. Photo courtesy of the homeowner.

Mulching around plantings the first spring after the primary planting. May Photo courtesy of the homeowner. Starting A Garden, Planting, York, Spring, Plants

Mulching around plantings the first spring after the primary planting. May 1997. Photo courtesy of the homeowner.

 This shot is from Aug Photo courtesy of the homeowner. Starting A Garden, Planting, Weed, Grass, Country Roads, York, Plants, Marijuana Plants, Grasses

Primary planting completed. This shot is from Aug 1997. Photo courtesy of the homeowner.

First snow of winter Yews have doubled in size and spirea have quadrupled. Photo courtesy of the homeowner. Starting A Garden, Grass, Snow, Urban, York, House Styles, Winter, Outdoor, Outdoors

First snow of winter 1999. Yews have doubled in size and spirea have quadrupled. Photo courtesy of the homeowner.