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Leslieville Gardeners


Leslieville Gardeners

For any type of gardener, whether you are a pro or an amateur! Share advice, comments, and discuss your Leslieville gardens!

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Comment by Jen C on May 28, 2011 at 8:06pm
The convenience store at the corner of Queen & Boston (between Pape and Carlaw) carries quite a variety of flowers and vegetables.  I've bought just about everything in my little garden from them.  The owners are lovely.
Comment by Pat on May 28, 2011 at 2:08pm
I like to start at East End Garden Centre at 1395 Queen (just at the foot of Greenwood). They purchase from growers who are all located in southern Ontario, and it's all hardy for our climate. They are also willing to make special orders. From there, my faves are driving distance places: Humber Nurseries, Richter's Herbs and Goodwood Nurseries (the last two are within about a km of each other up by Stouffville). There was a place up Pape by Mortimer? Not sure if it's still there or if he retired.
Comment by JPG&R on May 28, 2011 at 10:28am
I haven't had a chance to skim through the long thread here, but I am hoping to get some direction on where everyone is going to purchase their perennial flowers?

I am hoping to get a start on my garden today, so any nursery/store recommendations would be appreciated!

- Mark
Comment by Purrbollina on May 26, 2011 at 7:19pm

Interesting garden website GardenJane

You Grow Girl mostly blog but funny

Canadian Gardening forums

(excellent website too)

Comment by Purrbollina on May 26, 2011 at 6:55pm

Interesting videos on gardening & health benefits

Jamie Oliver on herbs 

Vertical gardening and and

Vegetables in containers real easy, there's also some follow up videos as the garden matured, note creative use of household containers

Gardening in small spaces not organic but enthusiastic

Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden looks like appetizer for interesting garden book (check out mini fish pond!)

Vertical hydroponic window garden using available materials 

Urban school food gardening in Toronto last year, CBC clip of same garden 3 years ago note this is series of clips

Guerilla gardening!


Comment by T-Shirt Guys and Plan B on May 18, 2011 at 10:47pm
Comment by Purrbollina on May 13, 2011 at 4:53pm

More info on the planting from Leslieville Yahoo Group

We are a grassroots organization that reclaims public space.We use plants, flowers and seeds to beautify our city and encourage community participation.
We are a diverse group ranging from high school students to business professionals and all are welcome. Join Us!!

Guerilla gardening Tip
Tree planters look great when flowers are added. Sometimes businesses will agree to water them if you plant in them so find a planter that needs some sprucing up, plant some colourful annuals in the tree containers and talk to the local businesses about continuing to care for it.

East End Planting
When: Sunday May 15th 2pm

Where: Queen Street East and McGee Street. McGee is one street east of Degrassi. We'll be planting on the south side of the street.

Who: For this plant, our faithful East End Coordinator, Duncan, has partnered with The Avro, a community meeting place located in Riverside Village (http://www.theavro. com). Patrons of The Avro along with the owner Rachel and the Guerilla Gardening gang are going to transform the corner into a beautiful garden

What to Bring: We need some bling, so bring colourful annuals that we can plant between the perennials.
We also need mulch, water (unless it's raining) and soil. 
Bring your own gardening gloves because they space needs a little cleaning up to begin with jrHai7

We Need Donations
Do you have a garden and need to split your plants - we'll take them off your hands!!

Are you a landscaper and your client is "throwing away" they old plants - Let us know - we'll pick them up!

Are you a community garden and you have some extra plants that won't fit in the garden - we'll come by and get them any time!

We are always looking for donations of any kind, particularly perennials, mulch, soil, tools and water jugs.

Email terry@guerillagarde and we'll arrange pick up.

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Comment by Purrbollina on May 12, 2011 at 4:44pm
Apparently the Avro is doing some sort of garden thing on Queen East this Sunday with Guerilla Gardeners according to this tweet.
We've teamed up with the amazing group Guerilla Gardeners for this Sunday's community project!!!

Retweeted by BchRivMirror and others


Can anyone provide more info?
Comment by Naomi Eaton on May 5, 2011 at 6:12pm

So these can handle part shade and do well in a container:

Annuals: Begonias, bush violets (nice draping plant), marigolds, canterbury bells, cyclamen, chrysanthemums, diascia (drapes a bit), fuschias (very drapey), bluebells, hyacinth, polka dot plant (decorative leaves, not flowers), candytuft (leaves again), impatiens, lobelia (very drapey), sweet alyssum, grape hyacinth, gloxinia, coleus (decorative leaves), pansies. 


Perennials: Maidenhair fern, columbine (native to the area and one of my favourites), windflower, alpine aster, lesser calamint, scotch heather, bellflower (another fav), common pink, snow in summer, bleeding heart (yet another favourite...I should stop mentioning them...  =)  ), ground ivy, avens (many of them native to Ontario), golden Japanese forest grass, hellebore, snake's beard, royal fern, phlox, balloon flower and cowslip. 


The book if it is easier to just look at it in the library is "500 Essential Container Plants". 

Comment by Naomi Eaton on May 5, 2011 at 5:42pm
I read your post far too quickly and mistook 'pot' for 'plot'.  :p  Something drapy and shady...let me check my book all about container plants and get back to you in a sec.

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