APGA Day 4

The weather was absolutely perfect today in Hamilton, Ontario with partly cloudy skies, plenty of sunshine and a temperature around 70 degrees F.  We had a full day of breakout sessions at the American Public Garden Association (APGA) conference and it’s tough to choose between them at times!  My presentation is tomorrow morning on our use of seasonal plants at RBG.  I was able to spend some time later today at the University of Guelph Arboretum (20 minutes away) and have included some images of the primary Royal Botanical Garden campus and one of their satellite gardens (The Laking Garden).  The image above is the visitor’s center for the Arboretum at the University of Guelph.  I also briefly visited the Arboretum of the Royal Botanical Garden but it was so enormous that I didn’t get to see much of it.  More seminars tomorrow and an afternoon tour. The image at the top of the blog post is a Gryphon which is the mascot of the University of Guelph.

the tulip trees (Liriodendron tulipifera) were still in bloom (above) – woody tree

weeping European beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘Pendula’) – woody tree

there were lots of cool lego sculptures out in the gardens too (Nature Connects)

interesting to say the least

cool canoe planter above!

‘Glitter’ coral bells (Heuchera) – perennial