Elisabeth Neumann is GardenSavvy. Elisabeth is a trained art historian with a background in the sciences. She began gardening in containers on her balcony in Berlin in the 1980s, and has also lived in Amsterdam and spent time studying in other European cities. She now makes her home in Toronto’s Little Italy, where she rises to the challenge of a tiny backyard with part shade and a front yard parched by the greedy roots of a softwood Norway maple.
Inspirational nursery, treasure trove of botanical diversity, enticement to garden adventurously, vendor of plant delight. With much appreciation, thank you!
When bees come to visit the earliest flowers, I know that spring is truly here. … Read More
Even the lowly (because ubiquitous) spirea can surprise you with loveliness on a blustery day in April. My main complaint is that it has too many merits, requires too little of us, which seems churlish just now, when spirea is the first shrub to leaf out most bravely. … Read More
Galanthus, more commonly: snowdrops, are one of the earliest garden pleasures in the year, often breaking through the snow long before February is over. And now in mid-March they are still looking splendidly sturdy. They are a welcome sign that spring is indeed progressing and that renewal can happen. Again. … Read More