|Welcome to the Beach Garden Society garden tour, June 19, 2016, from 1 to 5 pm|
Get your tickets at the Trinity Gallery on Kingston Road, at East of Eliza on Gerrard East, at Pippins on Queen Street East – $12 now – or for $15 on Sunday at 23 Swanwick and 18 Glenfern. Then put aside your reticence and ask lots of questions. Gardeners love to talk about their gardens!
|If you talk to the gardener, you might find out how he gets such good results with the wonderful variegated kiwi vine (Actinidia kolomikta).|
|You might also ask the gardener how he manages to keep up his lush, springy lawn in a part-shade garden. He can also tell you his secret for growing such healthy rhodos and azaleas, of which he has many. There's a trick. Go Sunday and find out!|
|And, you could ask the Master Gardener about her lovely crevice herb garden – and how she conditions her garden soil to ensure it's sustainable design. She'll have something to show you that anyone can do. Go on Sunday with questions.|
|If you grow veggies, you'll see several ways to squeeze high yields into small spaces. This gardener, for example, has plenty to tell you about growing in raised beds, or even hydroponically. He'll be there on Sunday, if you want to chat.|
|If your style is a wild woodland garden, there's one for you, too. Talk to the gardener about some of the unusual plants he grows – or, if he's busy, check out them out yourself. Many of us east-enders garden under trees. Lots of ideas for you here.|