The BRG will be looking its best for the annual Rhododendron Gardens tour this weekend. No mean feat, since rhododendron and azalea blooming times coincide with the Springtime explosion of weeds. Battling weeds is a full time job, as any gardener knows, and sometimes it seems that the weeds are winning.
But thanks to a big helping hand from 70 Tzu Chi West Toronto volunteers, including 10 children, weeds have been dealt a major blow: The Tzu Chi weed-blitz left the Heritage rhododendron beds and the entire East Garden looking manicured; and a litter-picking party tidied up the Lake Ontario waterfront. Here are some pictures of Tzu Chi at work, and a look at the gorgeous rhodies and azaleas.
|Tzu Chi West Toronto, David Culhan ~ Gardens Volunteers|
|BRG East Garden Bed Before Weeding|
|BRG East Garden Bed After Weeding|
|Tzu Chi Grooms Herbert Azaleas in Full Bloom|
|Weeds Bagged for Composting|
|BRG East Garden Beds Lemon Lights, Rhodos Positively Blooming!|
|Metasequoia Dawn Redwood East Garden BRG|
|Needles on Metasequoia Dawn Redwood East Garden BRG|
|Rhododendrons like Tzu Chi!|
Para will lead the annual garden tour this Sunday afternoon, May 27, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and talk about rhodo and other plants: How to grow, Where to grow, What to grow where, and anything gardening related.
Bring your cameras, and your gardening questions, and come to the BRG in Port Credit to enjoy wandering around Mississauga's first and only designated public garden while the rhododendrons and azaleas are a blooming wonder!