Garden writer Lorraine Flanigan has been touring public gardens coast-to-coast for Garden Making magazine. The series – called Garden Making on Tour – visits public gardens in every province. The tour follows Canada's Garden Route, featuring 26 outstanding horticultural gems well worth visiting.
And if you are on tap for a "stay-cation", why not visit Garden Making on Tour online, where you can view all the garden videos.
Oh, and about those blue poppies. Are they really that hard to grow? Not according to Bill Terry, a leading North American authority on Asiatic poppies. Read his best tips for starting blue poppies from seed. Maybe your conditions will be just right in the next growing season.
Photo Credit: Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia), Hazel McLean
Have you visited a public garden this summer? What treasure did you find? Leave a comment.