March 15, 2014

Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014: primulas, cinerarias, grape hyacinths

Toronto blooms (without the distracting home renovation booths)


Canada Blooms, I guess our country's national flower show, kicked off yesterday. I may join the hordes of flower-deprived gardeners but given the garden show simultaneously shares the same facilities with the "National Home Show", I haven't enjoyed myself. I found previous visits very commercial and there are only so many ways you can look at concrete pavers and retaining walls as aesthetically pleasing.

But I've been promised free tickets so we'll see...

My previous two posts displayed spring blooms at a local public conservatory's Spring flower show. With very few visitors during my visit (before last week's student spring break!), it was a quiet and peaceful experience.

I can guarantee that the same adjectives won't apply to Canada Blooms this weekend!



Muscari armeniacum Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Muscari armeniacum  and
blue and pink cineraria
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Spring Flower Show 2014 





Primula malacoides Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Primula malacoides
Allan Gardens Conservatory
  Spring Flower Show 2014 




Primula malacoides and aculis at Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014
Primula malacoides and P. aculis
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Spring Flower Show





Primula malacoides Fairy primrose detail Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014
Primula malacoides (Fairy primrose) detail
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Spring Flower Show



Primula polyanthus Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Primula polyanthus
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Spring Flower Show 2014



Royale Red Salpiglossis sinuata Painted Tongue Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014
"Royale Red" Salpiglossis sinuata 
(Painted Tongue)
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Spring Flower Show 2014



Yellow crocus Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014
Yellow crocus
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Spring Flower Show 2014



Yellow crocus Florist's cineraria Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014
Yellow crocus and Florist's cineraria
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Spring Flower Show 2014



Florist's cineraria Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Florist's cineraria
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Spring Flower Show 2014 




Fairy primrose at Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Fairy primrose (Primula malacoides)
Allan Gardens Conservatory
Spring Flower Show 2014 



Pale blue grape hyacinth Muscari armeniacum Florist's cineraria Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014
Pale blue grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum) Florist's cineraria and Variegated Leopard plant
Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show




Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show purple tulips cineraria by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 
purple tulips, cineraria and foxglove



Purple tulips schizanthus Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Purple tulips and schizanthus 
Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show  




Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2014 narcissus container by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 Spring Flower Show 
narcissus and primula container