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Bloordale garden cleanup with new perennials and shrubs

Bloordale Village front garden renovation and new plantings


This front yard garden is located near Bloor and Dufferin in the Bloordale Village (or simply Bloordale) neighbourhood of Toronto. I say it is roughly 15' by 30', faces south and receives full sun for the entire day. Weeds seem to thrive here!



Garden clean up Bloordale before Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Garden clean up Bloordale before


Other than a few hosta clumps, the raised bed is entirely infested (the best word I can think of) with creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides).   After a long day digging out the fleshy bellflower roots, adding 8 bags of composted sheep manure, transplanting and mulching, I was able to transform the above weed field into this:


Garden clean up Bloordale after Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Garden clean up Bloordale after 


Sure, these baby perennials (1 gallon containers) look small but give them 3 years and we should have nice clumps. New additions include  Liatris, "Autumn Joy" sedum, "May Night" perennial sage, purple coneflower, "Ruby Glow" barberry, "Franz Schubert" summer phlox, Agastache rugosa, and "Raspberry Ice" Heuchera, All love full sun and most attract pollinators.

Did I say I hated creeping bellflower?

Here are more before and after pictures:


Garden cleanup Bloordale before Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Garden cleanup Bloordale before 


Garden cleanup Bloordale after Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Garden cleanup Bloordale after 


Bloordale garden cleanup before Paul Jung Toronto Gardening Services
Bloordale garden cleanup before


Bloordale garden clean up Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto after
Bloordale garden clean up 


Bloordale garden cleanup before Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Bloordale garden cleanup before


Bloordale garden cleanup after Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
Bloordale garden cleanup after


Bloordale garden clean up Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto before
Bloordale garden clean up 


Bloordale garden clean up Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto after
Bloordale garden clean up 


Bloordale garden cleanup before Paul Jung Toronto Gardening Services
Bloordale garden cleanup before 


Bloordale garden cleanup after Paul Jung Toronto Gardening Services
Bloordale garden cleanup after 

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