The Montreal Botanic Gardens actually consist of more than 20 different gardens,
including the Rose Garden, the Chinese Garden, the Japanese Garden, the English
Meadow, the Alpine Garden, the Monastic Garden, etc.
The English Meadow is a very large garden with lake and ponds and stream. In spring,
this is where you see the tulips and daffodils and hyacinths. In June the iris and peonies
bloom. And in early September, it is the season of daylilies.
"Aztec Gold" Daylilies
"Strawberry Parfait" Stonecrop
"Bela Lugosi" Daylily
Black-eyed Susans and Magenta Gomphrena balls
"Yazoo Eye-catcher" Daylily
"Claret Wine" Daylily
English Meadow, new footbridge, and in the background, the Alpine Garden.
They have created a garden solely of plants brought from the highest mountain ranges
in the world, the Alps, the Himalayas, the Rockies, the Atlas, etc. They tend to be
very small and delicate to survive in such harsh conditions.
Footbridge from English Meadow to Alpine Garden
"Bicentennial Queen" Daylily
"Purple Panther" Daylily
There are six "exhibition gardens." This one has all medicinal plants and
poisonous plants. These are "Angel's Blush" white hydrangeas.
"Angel's Blush" Hydrangeas
This exhibition garden features new varieties of common flowers that people might like
to use in their gardens next year. There is a number by each plant and you can jot them down.
Then at the entrance, there is a book with addresses of sources to buy seeds for each type.
These are new varieties of petunias and impatiens.
"Blueberry Shortcake" - a new variety of petunias
"Sky Blue Clematis" - new variety of popular climbing vine
New Varieties of Petunias and Zinnias
"Sincerity" - new dahlia
New varieties these days seem to emphasize flowers with several shades, rather
than all solid red or yellow or pink.
"Bella Maggiore XXXVI" - new dahlia which has not yet been named
"Bella Maggiore LXII" new pink variety of dahlia
"Crazytunia Spider Girl" new petunia
"Profusion Cherry Bi-color" Zinnia, a new variety in which every flower is different
Close-up of "Profusion Cherry Bi-color" petunia. I like them.