Member Favourites – Spring Garden

Spring is always an eagerly-anticipated season.  One can’t help but be cheered at the sight of buds and spring flowers as our gardens bounce back to life. Our Exec shares what they enjoy in and around their spring gardens:

From Carole Bowen-Kaszel, Coordinator of Communication:
Honeysuckle Vine – unfortunately, it is not the fragrant one, but it’s still spectacular for a short time! 

From Clara Notartomaso, Exec Coordinator of Membership:

Dianthus (pinks) Tulipa Tarda
Sanguinaria Canadensis (Bloodroot) Lupines


From Edith Boos, Coordinator of the Website:

Snow-in-Summer – provides a real show of early white bloom in the garden, excellent for rock gardens Chionodoxa (Glory of the Snow) – a cheery new addition to my spring garden, thanks to our plant sale!
Mock Orange Shrub – is laden with white blossoms in early June while providing an intoxicating scent; a butterfly visits near the top  Blush Pink Roses – at their loveliest as they just open up
Salvia and Elderberry Shrub “Lemony Lace” – I love the vibrant colour combination of these two

From Gloria Timmons, Club Secretary:

Allium Schoenoprasum (common chive) – until I received this little vase, I had never used chives as a cut flower. I now look forward to its blooms.   Geranium psilostemon, a type of cranesbill – Fuschia pink flowers on a mound of star-shaped leaves. Grows in semi-shade, tolerates dry soil, and looks tidy even when not in bloom.
Alchemilla mollis (Lady’s Mantle) – Chartreuse flowers in June, over a mound of soft leaves. The soft leaves catch rain, dewdrops, or overnight watering like little cups. Snowbird pea – Leaning into support, it seems to grow 2 inches a day. We pick snow peas daily when peas arrive. Rabbits tend to ignore these.

From Jane Crane, Treasurer:

Tree Peony 
Pink Poppies – the seeds came from a farm in Manitoba a few years ago and they just
keep seeding themselves
Same poppies but double They grow anywhere!!!
Flowering Tulip Tree – spotted at John Abbott College  


From Nadine Myers, Coordinator of Publicity:

Tall Iris between 24-36” Allium 
Peonies Knockout Coral Rose
Weigela Shrub – it performs like a champ for me every year


From Sophia Xue, Club President:

Astrantia, also known as Masterwort – is a shade-loving perennial that is not common to most gardens but it should be. I have not seen it anywhere outside my own garden, which I inherited from the previous owner. I love to find out where we can buy them in Montreal.

      PS – Masterwort can be found at West Island Nursery and at Pépinière Jasmin.

 Roses Asiatic Lilies
Front Garden in Bloom