A Secluded Shade Garden in Toronto
Here’s another garden we got to visit in the Forest Hill section of Toronto. Again, remember that this is early June.
This one was shady, with an emphasis on hardscape and garden art. A bit austere by my standards, but still with many elements I found appealing.
I’m not sure how I feel about the fencing that kept this garden so secluded. It seems a little too somber. I like this seating area, though.
I really love this border of bushy grasses with tall Alliums standing to the rear. I wonder what kind of grass this is, and what it will look like later in the summer. Or is it a sedge?
Brick paths in a herringbone pattern really appeal to me as well.
I wonder if any birds actually use this birdhouse. I like how the Virginia Creeper is creeping all around, but I suspect it makes this home rather insecure from the birds’ point of view.
The birdhouse is like a lookout over this lush and leafy corner. If I sat in that chair I think my head would be hidden in the Japanese Maple. That vine with the chartreuse leaves next to the Virginia Creeper is very striking.
This is interesting.
I think that middle lawn is a mix of fescues and sedges, and that is Japanese Forest Grass along the fence.
Mosses growing between stepping stones are so appealing. So green and soft.
Here’s a different sort of water feature. The wooden frames are to keep critters out, I believe.
Here’s a picture of the house.
What kind of gardens do you like best, sunny or shady? Open or enclosed?