Toronto blooms (under glass)As promised in an earlier post called "Beating the February blahs", here are some recent photos I took when I visited nearby Allan Gardens Conservatory.
You'll likely see similar plantings at Canada Blooms held next month but if you're suffering from HSAD (horticulture seasonal affective disorder) right now or don't plan to go to the national/home/garden/flower/renovation show (talk about a hybrid under one roof!), I hope these pics will alleviate your cabin fever (or possibly exacerbate it.)
|Pink and yellow tulips scream "spring is here"!|
|Can anyone i.d.the purple flowers in front of the daffodils?|
One minor quibble about the greenhouses is that the temporary/seasonal plantings don't have any labels so your idenitification skills are put to the test. I'm just enjoying the mass of colours nevertheless!
|Now, isn't this just to die for?|
|Cyclamens just speak of cool early spring|
|Bed of cyclamen and English ivy that is clean and fresh to me|
|Quite the contrast in this bromeliad|
I zoomed in on this red bromeliad but with such contrast of the red and green complementary colours, it wasn't hard to notice the mass of red and yellow bromeliads from far away against the glistening green foliage.
|Early spring colour that would be eye-catching in your garden beds!|
|Pink hyancinths and white cyclamen and light green "cypressy"|
Could this be your spring colour scheme for 2012?