Rosedale, I’m Gonna Miss Ya

I’ve been too busy apartment hunting to get any blogging done, sorry. And while this definitely doesn’t qualify as a decorating post, it’s something I’m happy to share since it’s one of my all time favorite things about this pocket of Toronto.

The carpet of blue Scilla (Siberian Squills) doesn’t really make itself felt in the lead photo but it’s jaw-dropping to behold in person. Every year, typically closer to May, the lawn at 67 Glen Road (corner of Elm Avenue) erupts in the most dazzling display of Prussian blue: add in the yellow Forsythia and pink and white magnolias and you’ve got a fine sight for winter-weary eyes. How many years must it have taken to blanket the property so completely?

Although I’ll be moving to a new neighbourhood soon (more on this next week), I’ll probably always make a spring pilgrimage back to this enchanting corner to experience what is a sublime but oh so ephemeral moment in time.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010 by Chris
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8 Comments For This Post

  1. Nicole RJ Says:

    Oh, that lawn with those flowering trees – beautiful! One of the reasons I love spring!

  2. Karen Says:

    I know what you mean. I live very close to that house & drive by it often. I always look forward to the beautiful spring display! Good luck with your apartment hunting.

  3. Lois Says:

    Good morning CHRIS, it is the small things that matter…Lois of beautiful

  4. janet Says:

    I drove someone from Brazil by it on Friday! You can’t look at it and not feel happy at such spontaneous beauty. Thank you for sharing this wonderful but unfortunately brief occurrence. Aren’t we lucky it comes back once a year?

  5. Ingrid Says:

    Dear Chris, your new hood will offer just as much of the same, if not more. Guaranteed!

  6. Kateinkigali Says:

    How long has it taken…well my neighbour says that she thinks likely in the 20s. That lawn has been making me smile since I was a little girl in the 70s. Next are the magnolias. I also love the addition of the two Chinese Ladies at the corner of the lawn.

  7. Scott Says:

    I too usually search out this home on my walks to the Brickworks. Such a magnificent home, and breathtaking spring scene.

  8. Andrea Says:

    This is on my corner! It’s so kind of the owners to do this – their garden only looks like this for about 2 weeks each year, but it’s so perfect…

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