One of my favourite jobs at the very first flower shop I worked at was planting customers urns. It was a joy to go into the garden centre, wandering around and round, getting inspiration for their new scheme. But once it was planted up, I usually never saw it again, at least never in its glory. Sometimes after a frost, the customer would call us and have us plant them up for autumn, but those times were few and far between.
But last week, I got to see the summer urns at the Toronto Botanical Gardens at the peak of their summer beauty. We have not had any cold weather yet, so they are still full and fresh, and I mean very full…
These were my favourite, they were on either side of the front door.
Love the pink and red combination.
I have a Tigers Eye sumac, and they are supposed to sucker (although mine has not so far), when it does, I will do this,
or maybe this,
Another great pair of urns, either side of the doors to the Courtyard,
These two are beside the greenhouses.
I liked this one better last year,
And for all you urban gardeners,
Veggies can be very ornamental.
I am glad that I visited the TBG when I did, summer is over, and there are some cold nights to come, perhaps next time I visit, the urns will be in their Autumn wardrobe. If you are interested in seeing the 2009 urns, you can here.