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Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013: part one


Toronto gardeners can get an early glimpse of spring

Pink cyclamen in front of silver dusty miller at the Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog


To escape the February gardening blues, I suggest making a trip down to the Allan Gardens Conservatory soon. I took these pictures recently and will return to update since the greenhouse crew was just trucking in the daffodils, hyacinths and tulips as I was leaving. I figure you wouldn't mind seeing these "cyclamen-heavy" pictures because any colour is better than no colour at this time of the year. The azaleas and camellias in bloom were especially appreciated!

More "bulby" shots to follow...



Cyclamens, yellow crocus and daffodils and dusty miller at the Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog

Drift of pink cyclamen and English ivy at the Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog

Cyclamen, Jerusalem cherry and rosemary topiary at the Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
A drift of cyclamen with Jerusalem cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) fruit and   a rosemary topiary on the left

Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 showing layers of spider plants, cyclamen, dusty miller, camellias and English ivy by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog

Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 pink, white and violet cyclamen flowers by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog

Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 showing pink azalea and cyclamen, silver dusty miller, green sedge, blue pansies and English ivy by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blo
I feel ambivalent about the sedge(y) thing to the right. What do you think?

Pink azalea bloom detail at the Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
These next two pictures are blooming azaleas massed throughout the beds

Pink frilled petal azalea flower closeup at the Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog

Red camellia japonica flower closeup at the Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
These next four pictures are Camellia japonica flowers (alas, not hardy for us in Toronto  and needs to be overwintered inside)

Light pink camellia japonica flower detail at the Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog

Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 red camellia japonica flower closeup by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog

Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 red camellia flower detail by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog

Pink cyclamen and English ivy at the Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog

Drift of pink cyclamen and Jerusalem cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) at the Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog

Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 showing light blue grape hyacinths, brown sedge and lime green cypress by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog

Light blue muscari and brown sedge combination at the Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Pale blue muscari, brown sedge and that limey cypress (?) really appealed to me

Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 showing brown, blue and white annuals design by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog

Classic spring urn with variegated ivy, pink cyclamen and white daisies at the Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
This urn is full of different textures to make up for the muted spring pastel colours


(Update: you can see all my Allan Gardens Conservatory 2013 Spring Flower Show pictures in one spot at my Flickr set.)











By Paul Jung, author of "garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog"
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