In 2017, Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary. I took a tour of Toronto with Road Scholar link
Toronto is not only the city with the largest population in Canada (2.7 million people), but it is the 4th largest city in North America, after Mexico City, New York, and Los Angeles. Greater Toronto has 7 million people. It sits along the north edge of Lake Ontario, so for Canada it is in the far south. Lake effects from the Great Lakes keep Toronto's climate mild, moist and unpredictable.
For me it is always a botanic tour, so here is a brief look at Toronto's plants.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Sunday, August 6, 2017
No plant enthusiast passing through Steamboat Springs, Colorado should miss the Yampa River Botanic Park. Website
This gem is snuggled along the Yampa River on the north side of the city of Steamboat Springs. The six acres are divided into dozens of individual gardens, tended or supported by the Steamboat Springs community. Some have themes--the Blue Garden, the Butterfly Garden, the Painter's Garden--some just feature plants the gardener loves.
|The Painter's Garden|