Fall: From Leaside Bridge

No, we don’t want you to take a tumble. However, the view of the Don Valley from the Leaside Bridge is one of my favourite places in the city to enjoy the fall colours. As it’s impossible to stop on the bridge, the best way to get there is by bike, or park your hybrid […]

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2009 Blotanicals: Fourth place rules!

The 2009 Blotanical Awards were announced yesterday. Toronto Gardens was one of the five finalists in the Best Canadian Blog category – something we were absolutely thrilled with. In fact, we were number five in the first round. After the final voting, we moved from fifth place to fourth place. I can’t tell you what […]

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OOTS: Ever-blooming architecture

Last weekend, I had one of those What the heck is that?!? must-stop photographic urges as my husband and I drove along King Street in Kitchener, Ontario on our way to its conjoined city Waterloo. I ran over, furiously snapping, as is my wont, and accosted two passersby, who told me that this is the […]

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Your votes mean a lot to us!

As our mum would have said, Sarah and I are frilled, just frilled to be among the five garden blog finalists for the Blotanical Awards 2009 in the Best Canadian Blog category. Thank you for your votes in phase one of the process! As relative new kids on the garden block, we’re honoured to be […]

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Today, I passed you on the street…

And my heart fell at your feet. I can’t help it if I’m still in love with Q (for Quirky). Hank Williams may be rolling in his grave as I steal his words, but my High-QQ (Quirk Quotient) kicks in whenever I pass this little house with its Dr.-Seussian topiaries. Garden snobs may sniff, but […]

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Blooms Day: Mid-September in Toronto

Hope you like nasturtiums; hope you like orange; and really hope you like orange nasturtiums. Because you’d see an armload of them in my garden this September of 2009. The three packages of Tropaeolum majus ‘Paintbox’ planted last May would be appropriately named. If… if… most of the little squares in your paintbox were filled […]

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Flowers for the day

This morning eight years ago, I remember where I was. My daughter was home sick with the TV on; she called me urgently from my office to the living room. We couldn’t stop watching. Today, the anniversary was spent differently. First, it was with a large group of friends. Second, it was spent in an […]

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Word Verification words that could be real

Many bloggers protect themselves from spam with some kind of Word Verification gate. With Blogger, the letters come up randomly, requiring a “real person” to key them in, thereby deterring attack by automated spam bots. Yet sometimes the scrambled letters look like they might actually be a word. We thought we’d share some of the […]

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