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


All photos; ©Perry J. Greenbaum, 2015