Starting last night, me, my battered notebook and a classroom of other garden keeners join Toronto horticulture-guru Marion Jarvie for three sessions at the Toronto Botanical Garden‘s George and Kathy Dembroski Centre for Horticulture. She’ll be talking small, shady, city gardens.
That’s how I got the scoop on some dates you’ll want to add to your garden calendar for next year. Marion Jarvie’s Open Garden isn’t just a chance to see a beautiful garden once each season; a garden filled with rare plants selected by an admitted plant addict and avid collector. Even better, many are for sale – you might even convince her to dig up a division of something on your suddenly-got-longer Lust List. You will want to, I guarantee it. The double trillium (Trillium grandiflorum flore plenum) was among many that caught my eye.