Sunday, June 7, 2015

Edwards Gardens Visit No. 2

Toronto Botanical Gardens

We went to Edwards Gardens on Friday; this is our second visit this year and the first for our youngest son (age 7), who had a pedagogical day off from school. We saw the family of  Canadian geese (Branta canadensis), their goslings growing larger since our last visit a couple of weeks ago.

There was a lovely lemon tree (Citrus × limon), which one of the gardeners said is grown in the garden’s greenhouse. I just found out that you can grow a lemon tree indoors, which is good for Canadians who like to grow citrus fruit, even in the dead of winter.

And below is a rather large and old majestic tree with some history behind it. My son said it would be easy and fun to climb its branches.

Then there are the beautiful and colourful flowers, which are everywhere; these are rhododendrons.

All photos; ©Perry J. Greenbaum, 2015