If you haven't been there, there's a map that can guide you. From the restaurant in the park, go south (towards Lake Ontario) on Colborne Lodge Drive. A small drive called Hillside Road leads you to the buildings where the park gardeners work, and a paved walking path goes down past the rock gardens to our garden.
There will be tea and goodies! Those of you who can come, consider bringing any of these items:
- a thermos of hot water, or
- a few tea cups, or
- some tea-time snacks, or
- garden gloves and a trowel, or
- a pencil!
You can help us out if you bring any of the above...we'll be having tea, viewing
the garden, planting some new plants and labelling some established ones. There
will be a few plant giveaways...
Traditionally one plants spring and early summer blooming plants in the fall. That's why I'll have flowers like bloodroots, violets, and columbines to plant. There will be some bloodroot tubers to take away for volunteers who help plant!
|Oenothera missouriensis, Missouri Primrose
And, there are still plants blooming - such as the sky blue aster, the willow-leaved sunflower, and the Meadow liatris.
|Willow-leaf sunflower, Helianthus salicifolius
|Sky blue aster, Aster ooletangiensis