February 13, 2014

Centennial Park Conservatory 2014 Spring Flower Show

Colour riot in Etobicoke!


Are you sick of the snow yet? Can't afford to fly south this year (like me)? Well, I'm doing my bit with my version of colour therapy. My last post showed some life-affirming green pictures from Allan Gardens Conservatory's Spring Flower Show but I would be negligent for not mentioning that there's a "sister Conservatory" (my words) out in Toronto's west end that displays similar seasonal flower shows and permanent tropical and desert plantings. The Centennial Park Conservatory offers a wonderful respite in winter as well for west-enders.


Today's post will cover the spring bulbs and arrangements in CPC's north wing. (It's a separate area dedicated to the seasonal flower shows.) You wouldn't know about the Arctic blasts going on outside the glass panes: trust me, it was a trek getting there from downtown Toronto but well worth it.

Design-wise, nothing too elaborate. Just effective use of massing cyclamen, daffodils and kalanchoes.

Enjoy!


Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 cyclamen kalanchoe by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower
Show 2014 cyclamen kalanchoe
 





Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 cyclamen kalanchoe garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower
Show 2014 cyclamen kalanchoe 



Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 cyclamen kalanchoes by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower
Show 2014 cyclamen kalanchoes 



Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 cyclamens kalanchoes by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower
 Show 2014 cyclamens kalanchoes 



Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 daffodil cyclamen by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower
 Show 2014 daffodil cyclamen



Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 daffodil cyclamen garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower
Show 2014 daffodil cyclamen 



Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 white cyclamen kalanchoe by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower
 Show 2014 white cyclamen kalanchoe



Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 white kalanchoes daffodils by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower
 Show 2014 white kalanchoes daffodils 



Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 yellow daffodil by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower
Show 2014 yellow daffodils



Clivia miniata Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
 Clivia miniata Centennial Park 
Conservatory Spring Flower
Show 2014 



Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 cherub statue by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower
Show 2014 cherub statue



Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 Dutch Iris by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Dutch Iris (Iris x hollandica)
Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower
Show 2014 



Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 Pink Charm daffodil  by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Centennial Park Conservatory Spring Flower
 Show 2014 "Pink Charm" daffodils