Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I recently returned to a garden in Beamsville that i visited last spring, (see Dave's garden in an earlier post, March 2009). Magnolia liliflora blooms later than the more familiar Magnolia soulangia.

A seven year old Paulownia (left) is competing with a Cedrus (right)

Papaver somniferum is not hardy but apparantly seeds itself readily.

Ilex opaca is not thought to be hardy this far north, but here you see that books aren't always right.

I nearly missed this and Dave had to mention it twice, "Hedgehog Holly" (click on picture for a better look)

And another Ilex with very small leaves, although the plant was over my head.

The Araucaria araucana (Monkey Puzzle) is about seven feet tall.

Back in my own garden, the eight year old Magnolia g. Victoria which has never flowered, is loaded with buds this year and the first one opened today.

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