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  • The Wildlife–Friendly Vegetable Gardener
    by TBG on May 11, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    How to coexist with insect and animals in any garden Reviewed by Veronica Sliva The lovely illustrations by Holly Ward Bimba were what first drew me to The Wildlife-Friendly Vegetable … The post The Wildlife–Friendly Vegetable Gardener appeared first on Toronto Botanical Garden.

  • A Tapestry Garden
    by TBG on May 11, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    The Art of Weaving Plants and Place Reviewed by Carol Gardner A Tapestry Garden – The Art of Weaving Plants and Place is as much about the strength of the … The post A Tapestry Garden appeared first on Toronto Botanical Garden.

  • Glorious Shade
    by Lorraine Hunter on March 30, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Bright Ideas for Shady Spaces Book Review by Lorraine Hunter In her book, Glorious Shade: Dazzling plants, design ideas, and proven techniques for your shady garden, Jenny Rose Carey has … The post Glorious Shade appeared first on Toronto Botanical Garden.

  • Botanical Nerd Word: Imbricate
    by Weston Family Library on March 7, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Imbricate: Overlapping like roofing shingles; in conifers, used for tightly pressed scale leaves of many Cupressaceae and Podocarpaceae.* The arborvitae (Thuja) above, a member of the Cupressaceae family, has imbricate … The post Botanical Nerd Word: Imbricate appeared first on Toronto Botanical Garden.

  • Botanical Nerd Word: Samara
    by Weston Family Library on February 28, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Samara: A dry, indehiscent, winged fruit.* Tulip trees (Liriodendron tulipifera), maples (Acer spp.), and many other plants produce samaras, commonly referred to as ‘keys.’ Tulip trees, pictured above, often have whorls of … The post Botanical Nerd Word: Samara appeared first on Toronto Botanical Garden.

  • Botanical Nerd Word: Elaiosome
    by Weston Family Library on February 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Elaiosome (e-lay-o-zome): (Greek: elaion=oil + soma=body) literally meaning ‘oil body.’* A structure on the surface of a seed that secretes and stores oil, usually as an attractant to ants, which … The post Botanical Nerd Word: Elaiosome appeared first on Toronto Botanical Garden.