GPOD on the Road: More from the Centennial Park Conservatory

GPOD on the Road: More from the Centennial Park Conservatory

Cherry Ong is taking us on extra of her go to to Centenary Park Conservatory out of Toronto. She visited in March, when it was nonetheless snowing exterior however vigorous and wonder inside.

Featured within the tropical greenhouse had been these lovely botanical mannequins sporting lovely clothes of residing crops.

mannequin covered in succulentsThis model’s gown is comprised of hardy succulents and the hair is Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoidesZones 7–12).

close-up of sculpture with succulents and aerial plantsThis one modifications, with sedum hair and a Spanish moss scarf wrapped round her neck. Succulents and air crops like Spanish moss are nice decisions for the sort of residing sculpture, as they thrive with little soil (or no soil within the case of air crops), so the whole construction might be lighter and simpler to work with.

close-up of cardboard cycad foliageI believe that is the cardboard cycad, zâmia furfuracea (Zones 10–12). It’s endangered in its native Mexico, however well-liked as a houseplant or greenhouse.

close-up of silk floss tree bark with spikesThe fiercely thorny trunk of the silk tree (corysia speciousZones 10–12)

garden pond surrounded by tropical plantsThis burst of lush tropical development is the right escape from the Canadian winter.

Screwpine in a greenhouse with long twisted branchesScrew pine (pandanus tectoriusZones 10–12) is popping right into a residing sculpture within the greenhouse.

rusty metal sunflowersThough it was nonetheless chilly, these steel sunflowers had been blooming exterior the conservatory.

greenhouse garden with many flowers and tropical plantsAgain inside, quite a few flowers had been hidden among the many tropical foliage. tall amaryllis (Hippeastrum hybrids, Zones 9–12) the flowers right here really feel proper at dwelling.

Have a backyard you’d wish to share?

Have pictures to share? We might like to see your backyard, a personal assortment of crops you’re keen on, or a beautiful backyard you have had the prospect to go to!

To submit, ship 5-10 pictures to [email protected] together with some details about the crops within the photos and the place you took the images. We might like to know the place you are situated, how lengthy you have been gardening, successes you are happy with, failures you have realized from, hopes for the long run, favourite crops or humorous tales out of your backyard.

Do you have got a cellphone? Tag your pictures in Facebook, Instagram or twitter with #FineGardening!

Do you already obtain the GPOD by e mail? Signal right here.

#GPOD #Highway #Centennial #Park #Conservatory

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

cut Previous post 1×3 Furring Strip Cake Stand – 10″ and 12″ bases
Episode 133: Spring Combos - Fine Gardening Next post Episode 133: Spring Combos – Fine Gardening