Around The Garden World – Day 54 (Montmorency Falls, Quebec City)

 Time for Fall!

How about Montmorency Falls in Quebec City? This 275 foot waterfall is taller than Niagra Falls. The falls are at the mouth of the Montmorency River where it drops over the cliff shore into the Saint Lawrence River, opposite the western end of the Île d’Orleans. The falls were given this name in 1613 by Samuel de Champlain. He named them in honour of Henri II, duc de Montmorency, who served as viceroy of New Francefrom 1620 until 1625.

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Around The Garden World – Day 54

One of the goals of this blog is to instill a joy of gardening in the next generation. It made my heart glad this morning when I saw this little girl exploring the seeds on the liriope. She was in her best Sunday clothes yet her parents were allowing her to get up close and dirty in the garden outside our church.

I wasn’t going to break the news to her that she didn’t really need all those seeds to get the lirope to spread – it will do that quite easily on its own.

She was just so adorable I HAD to take her picture!

This summer, my little Aiden was thrilled to help me unload some plant samples from Proven Winners plants

Hoping to see the evolution of a budding plant nerd!

Around The Garden World – Day 52

 This past week I was putting Nandina Firepower, Nandina Sienna Sunrise or Nandina Obsession in containers. There were a few folks who thought the slightly tinted green shub was a little boring. “Give me a few weeks”, I say. These will be far from boring. These photos are of a simple planting I did a few years back of Nandina and orange pansies.

 The cold weather transforms these little green meatball shrubs into flaming accent pieces.

These planters of camellia, Autumn fern ajuga, carex grass, and vinca vine were planted at the door of this same house

Around The Garden World – Day 49 (Parc du Bois de Coulonge)

 A visit to Quebec took me to the beautiful botanical garden Parc du Bois Coulonge

lovin’ the begonia!

 I do love a fabulous window box!

 And containers with canna, euphorbia Diamond Frost, and celosia

great combination of bronze and gold foliage

 Summer poinsettias!

 Bonfire begonia and lysimachia


 Sea holly – Echinops ritro


purple sage

Astilbe and Hosta

Gryphon Begonia

Fireworks gomphrena

a Helen Battersby sighting! 

 made for the shade



Around The Garden World – Day 48 (Chihuly at Cheekwood)

Last night I wrote about this year’s exhibit at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. This is a little flashback to the incredible Chihuly exhibit in 2010. 

 a few of the sights in the garden were as breathtaking as the delicate glass

Black Pearl Ornamental Pepper

Artemisia and Black Pearl Pepper

The glory of sedum