Pine Mulch for WinterEach Fall, staff and volunteers spread pine needle mulch around the rhododendrons, azaleas and companion plants. It's a big job, given the large number of beds, but it's fairly easy work, as the mulch is light.
And in the midst of the fall mulching season, one rhododendron thought it was Spring.
|David Culham and Para Kanp ~ Rhodo in Bloom|
|Moving the Mulch into Garden Beds|
|Volunteer Spreading Mulch in South Main Gardens|
|Pine Needle Carpet 'Hot Dawn' Bed|
David, photo, moves a load of needles into the bed. Hot Dawn is a newer planting, and located on a hillside sloping down to Lake Ontario, so somewhat exposed to winter winds.
Fall Colour in the GardensAs the leaves change colour in Fall, they provide a new landscape to charm visitors and volunteers alike. Here are some photos taken in late October.
|Fall in the Forest at Brueckner Gardens|
|Godfreys Lane entrance to the BRG|
|Waterfront Trail BRG to Godfreys Lane|
|Sunny Day Fall Colours Waterfront Trail BRG|
Late Blooming Iceberg RosesThese photos of the Iceberg roses were taken on November 15 this year. Even a few weeks later, after a hard frost, Iceberg lived up to its name and kept sending forth blossoms, though a little worse for the cold. Here are three pictures of this prolific and virtually trouble-free, long-season bloomer.
|Rosa Iceberg November Bloom Port Credit|
|Solitary White Iceberg Rose|
|Full Bloom ~ Iceberg Rose in Fall.|
Today, with the season's first snowfall, the blooming is definitely over for this year. The plants with their blankets of mulch and a cover of snow are all tucked in for Winter and promising a good show next Spring.
NB Photos with text included are courtesy of D.J. Culham.