Still going strong!

It’s been a little over a year since I started posting photos of the Gardens.
Last year at this time I was amazed by our warm weather and the still floriferous beds. When I compare this year’s photos to last year’s, it brings home how much our climate has shifted. The Gardens are still going strong, with the annual beds, planters, carpet beds and perennial borders still offering up their colorful bounty.
The leaves are just beginning to change and the opportunity to see breathtaking compositions are still ahead of us.

A bounty of flowers at the Halifax Public GardensIt doesn’t look like summer has ended!

Katsura tree at the Halifax Public GardensThen you round a corner and are faced with fall in all it’s glory. If you stroll downwind of this Katsura tree (and don’t try too hard), you can detect an illusive scent of cotton candy.

Rhododendron PJM at the Halifax Public GardensFall and the promise of future summers. This PJM Rhododendron has set next year’s flower buds already. The PJM is the only Rhododendron whose flower buds are in clusters, making it easy to identify.

Dahlia bed at the Halifax Public Gardens

The Dahlia beds are at their absolute best. I could bore you with all the Dahlia photos I’ve taken, but I won’t.

Dahlia and water drops at the Halifax Public GardensOk… maybe just one.

Bird Enclosure pond at the Halifax Public GardensThe pond in the bird enclosure.

Flora and Diana checking out the action at the Halifax Public GardensWho’s checking out who?
Flora and Diana are fascinated by those strange creatures that parade by them every day.

Lower Bridge at the Halifax Public GardensThe lower bridge looking toward the George Power memorial baths.

Boer War Memorial Fountain at the Halifax Public GardensWe have a very important announcement and invitation to share…

Victoria Jubilee fountain unveilingOn Saturday, October 13 at 7PM, the newly restored Victoria Jubilee Fountain will be unveiled in an innovative manner.
To commemorate Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee we will be shining the light on our rejuvenated nymph.
As part of Nocturne Art at Night you will be able to wander parts of the Gardens from 7PM to Midnight.
Join us for this special evening and experience the magic partaking in this (usually) forbidden pleasure.


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