Three years in the making, the yellow tree peony is now in bloom! If nothing else, gardening teaches patience, a lesson we've learned well at the BRG. The Gardens' one and only yellow tree peony can be admired in its full blooming glory at the edge of the annual bed across from the Kennedy Memorial Plaque near the main entrance.
|Yellow Tree Peony Full Bloom Port Credit's BRG|
|Smaller Yellow Peony Flower at BRG|
With any luck, any light-fingered visitors will leave the flowers alone, as it's attracting a lot of well-deserved admirers. The blooming period should last a few weeks, so drop by with your camera!
|Red Bush Peonies Perennial Garden BRG Mississauga|
|Brueckner Peony Garden Beginning to Bloom.|
See rejuvenating the peony garden post.
|Peony Garden Brueckner beside|
But each day, there are more broken stems with unopened buds, so signs will need to be posted to reinforce the reasons to stay off the peony garden. As the bed matures and the peonies become well established, they will support each other, and be less prone to damage.
|Crown Princess Margareta BRG Rose Garden|
|Yellow Rose Bush ~ Crown Princess Margareta at BRG|
|Cabbage-type Rose Blossom Fully Opened at BRG|
See also blog posts on other roses at the BRG.
Scentimental, Abraham Darby and Captain Samuel are also ready to bloom, and Sutton Place (that shares a bed with Evelyn) is also opening its buds this week. Most of the roses in the BRG are David Austin old-fashioned scented roses, so they smell wonderful!
|Para Kanp Planting Annuals at BRG Port Credit|
This annual and perennial bed is just south of the main entrance off Lakeshore Road West. The other main annual garden is at the 'Port Credit' sign at Lakeshore and Godfreys Lane.
|Main Annual Bed Planted at Brueckner Gardens.|
If you visit the Gardens, take note of the standard tree roses that flank the yellow tree peony. These standards were grafted by Para, who's planted a number of them in several locations in the garden. As well, canna lilies that were over-wintered in this bed survived beautifully, and will be a spectacular backdrop in the annual bed.
As well, several lilies (green plants lower left) grow in this bed, and the annoying and damaging red weevils are already making a meal of them. See this post on the (late) lily garden. The lilies were spectacularly unique for one season only, and survive only in memory and pictures.
Sadly, vandals still senselessly target the Gardens
Many peonies were uprooted last Christmas (though why anyone would want to uproot peonies and leave them lying on the ground is beyond knowing). And every so often, the main garden building, washrooms, signs and bridges get marred with a scribble of paint. A decorative bike with plants in basket that a Port Credit citizens committee placed at the BRG was stolen outright.
Visitors can take note if they witness any activities that are harmful to the Gardens, but are asked not approach anyone. To report issues, tell one of the city staff in the Gardens weekdays, 8-3 p.m.
Or phone the City of Mississauga :
- To report graffiti, vandalism and litter, call the 24 Hour Hot Line 905-615-4060
- To report activities such as alcohol consumption, property destruction and suspicious behaviour - call Peel Regional Police 905-453-3311.