Monday, July 12, 2010
A Celebration of Water in the Garden
Following many days of high heat and humidity, clouds rolled in early Friday morning and rain fell. With the rain came the welcome relief of slightly cooler air. After a week or so of drought, you could almost hear the garden sigh with relief.
Water is a precious resource that we too often take for granted in North America because fresh, clean water is plentiful. In the next few days, I hope you will join me in a celebration that priceless, wondrously beautiful, natural element- water.
This past weekend the Greater Toronto Water Garden Society held its annual water garden tour. The self-directed tour featured eight amazing gardens that I am sure will both delight and inspire you. Follow the posts this week and next to see them all.
The Greater Toronto Water Garden and Horticultural Society is an organization that formed in the spring of 1999 with a handful of enthusiastic water gardeners. They meet on Sundays at the Toronto Botanical Gardens on the Southwest corner of Leslie and Lawrence in Toronto. To learn more about the society call (416) 422-2164 or (905) 986-0310 or visit their website: http://www.onwatergarden.com/