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    Naturalizing an Urban Garden

    Today we’re visiting Karyn Koski's garden in Toronto. I would really like to share my garden adventure. I'm a Canadian environmental leader in Toronto who embarked on a mission to…

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    Moonrise™ full moon maple

    Acer shirasawanum 'Munn 001'

    This tree offers many reasons to get excited:bright red spring foliage, wonderful chartreuse summer color, a vigorous growth habit, and an increased sun tolerance.

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    Common Foxglove

    Digitalis purpurea 'Pam's Choice'

    This is a biennial or short-lived perennial, which may last longer and rebloom if deadheaded.

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    Boltonia asteroides

    Boltonia asteroides

    Boltonias are vigorous perennials grown for their sprays of aster-like flowers, which appear above clean, gray-green foliage.

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    giant snowdrop

    Galanthus elwesii

    The giant snowdrop has larger flowers and broader leaves than the more common G.

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    ‘Primrose’ lilac

    Syringa vulgaris 'Primrose'

    This unique cultivar bears slightly fragrant, creamy yellowish blossoms in midseason.

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    Red bunny tails

    Pennisetum messiacum 'Red Buttons'

    This annual produces deep reddish-black flowers that resemble rabbits' tails.

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    Chrysogonum virginianum var. australe

    From May to October, this perennial bears bright yellow, daisylike flowers on leafy stalks.

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    Oakleaf hydrangea

    Hydrangea quercifolia

    Oakleaf hydrangeas originated along the sandy streams of the southeastern United States, and they are more drought tolerant than many other hydrangeas.

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    Fringed bleeding heart

    Dicentra eximia ‘Alba’

    Rows of white flowers dangle above the fern-like foliage, opening in April and continuing intermittently until October.