April 06, 2013

Allan Gardens Conservatory Easter Flower Show 2013: part two


You want hydrangeas? I'll give you hydrangeas!


Allan Gardens Conservatory Easter Flower Show pink blue hydrangeas by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog


Easter has come and gone but there's still a chance to take in some nice colour in a city currently awash in brown. During my last visit to the Allan Gardens Conservatory Easter Flower Show, most of the hydrangeas were still not fully opened so I came back and took some better pictures.

I prefer the lacecap varieties over the big mophead types (more subtle and I like plants blooming on the horizontal plane.) Some of my clients receive these hydrangeas for Easter and then plunk them in the ground outside after the blooms fade. I'm surprised that some of them overwinter successfully but they never thrive and flower as much as the "real" Hydrangea macrophyllas.

I hope you enjoy these big balls of colour!





Allan Gardens Conservatory Easter Flower Show white lillies blue hydrangeas by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
I like the cute blue Easter eggs hanging from the two bare "trees"

Allan Gardens Conservatory Easter Flower Show drift white lillies blue hydrangeas by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
A drift of Easter colour, the variegated ivy ties everything together

Allan Gardens Conservatory Easter Flower Show pink blue hydrangeas in front of banana trees by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Some may find the palms and bananas incongruous but they do add drama

Allan Gardens Conservatory Easter Flower Show  white lillies blue hydrangeas by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
An overview shot, smells nice too!

Allan Gardens Conservatory Easter Flower Show blue lacecap white mophead hydrangeas by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Drift of two types of hydrangeas, different forms and feelings

Allan Gardens Conservatory Easter Flower Show blue hydrangeas white lillies by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
Massing works well here

Allan Gardens Conservatory Easter Flower Show pink hydrangea closeup by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
I just like the blushing pink tones

Pink Florist's Hydrangea macrophylla Allan Gardens Conservatory Easter Flower Show by garden muses: not another Toronto gardening blog
Pink Florist's hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla)
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