2011 Annual Garden Tour Sunday May 29, 1p.m. to 4 p.m. FREE!
What's new? A large new rhodo bed and the annual Rhododendron Gardens tour in Port Credit (Mississauga, Ontario). Sunday, May 24, 2009, 2-4 p.m., drop by BRG (Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens) and volunteers will conduct tours and answer your questions.
Scrub brush and weeds were hauled away, and fresh topsoil laid in preparation for bringing in the large rhodos from their former home in a private garden in Mississauga.
Soil has been placed in such a way around each plant to collect and hold rain water to keep the plants happy.
Gardeners will know that plants don't bloom on schedule, but do follow a general time line. So it is with our garden's rhodos.
Last year, the tour took place on nearly the same date (see my blog post rhodo garden tour), and the rhodos were at about the same stage of blooming, and continued to so do for several weeks well into June, thanks to a cool, rainy spring.
The cherry and apple trees, too, should be in full bloom by then. A few hot days this week could pop them out earlier, but there should still be an amazing show.
Many apples along the creek bordering the Waterfront Trail have been in full bloom for a week now, but other varieties are still opening.
Update June 2, 2009
The annuals are being planted this week in the beds along Lakeshore Road and the ones near the parking lot. The cool stormy weather has taken its toll this spring.
On the past weekend, a few bridal parties looked decidedly chilly and windblown, but at least the sun was shining for them.
That's the thing about a garden: Each season, each year, each day it is different. Makes you appreaciate a glorious show when you see one!