Today’s photos come from frequent GPOD contributor Cherry Ong.
These photos might be a welcome sight as you celebrate Thanksgiving next week.
I was fortunate to have visited Montreal in September, and I thoroughly enjoyed their botanical garden. Here are some highlights of their exhibition gardens. I really love how they nested their pumpkins.
I would recommend that any avid gardener visit their gardens. Bring comfortable shoes, a hat, and lots of water when you visit.
Twiggy nests are filled with decorative gourds for the fall.
Zinnias (Zinnia elegans, annual) can’t take a frost, but right up to that moment, they can bring beautiful autumnal shades to the garden.
Close-up of the begonias growing on the arch
Wouldn’t you like to take a moment on a sunny autumn day to sit in these chairs and enjoy the sea of flowers around you?
A flower bed mixes annuals, perennials, and shrubs, all the flowers united by the shared red-to-pink colors.
With a garden this beautiful, it is little wonder that lots of people are enjoying it.
A dark-leaved elephant ear (possibly Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’, Zones 8–10 or as annual) contrasts boldly with a bed of ornamental grasses.
A bright tuberous begonia (Begonia × tuberosa ‘On Top Sun Glow’, annual)
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