March 20, 2015

Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2015 (part three)

Toronto's other Flower Show

According to its website page,
"Canada Blooms is an annual world-class festival that connects people to the joys and benefits of nature through experiences with gardens and flowers, by promoting, educating, inspiring and celebrating all aspects of horticulture...(sic) "
After spending about 90 minutes on opening day; however, I didn't make the connection. However, if one replaces "horticulture" with "landscape construction" in the preceding quote (mission statement?), I'd wager that connections were more likely to be made.

Reviews have been mixed, as usual, according to the Canada Blooms  Facebook page. If a hybrid Flower-Home Renovation Show (which Canada Blooms has become in spirit, if not de facto)  isn't your thing, there's still time to drop by the Allan Gardens Conservatory for its annual Spring Flower Show which finishes at the end of March. 

Here are the rest of my pictures I took a couple of weeks ago at the Conservatory--a quiet place devoted to flowers and foliage.

100% flowers and foliage(or just about), 0% vendor booths.

Spring container Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Spring container
Allan Gardens Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show



Yellow and white daffodils Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Yellow and white daffodils
Allan Gardens Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show


Yellow and orange daffodil Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Yellow and orange daffodil
Allan Gardens Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show

White and orange daffodil closeup Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White and orange daffodil closeup
 Allan Gardens Conservatory
 2015 Spring Flower Show 

Daffodils and Fleur en Vogue cyclamen Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Daffodils and "Fleur en Vogue" cyclamen
Allan Gardens Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show  


Vanguard Crocus  Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Vanguard" Crocus
Allan Gardens Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show 

Crocus  Vanguard Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Crocus  "Vanguard"
Allan Gardens Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show 

Crocus vernus Vanguard Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Crocus vernus "Vanguard"
Allan Gardens Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show 

Coral tulips Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Coral tulips
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 2015 Spring Flower Show 

Peach tulip Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Peach tulip
Allan Gardens Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show


Peach tulip detail Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Peach tulip petals in detail
Allan Gardens Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show 


Primula acaulis pink primrose Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Primula acaulis (pink primrose)
Allan Gardens Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show

Red Schizanthus Poor Man's Orchid Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Red Schizanthus (Poor Man's Orchid)
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 2015 Spring Flower Show 


White Schizanthus Poor Man's Orchid Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White Schizanthus (Poor Man's Orchid)
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 2015 Spring Flower Show 

Fleur En Vogue Pink Cyclamen persicum Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Fleur En Vogue" Pink Cyclamen persicum
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 2015 Spring Flower Show  



Red tulips Fleur En Vogue Purple cyclamen  Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Red tulips and "Fleur En Vogue Purple" cyclamen
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 2015 Spring Flower Show 

Blue Florist's Cineraria Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Blue Florist's Cineraria
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 2015 Spring Flower Show  



Dietes iridioides African Iris Allan Gardens Conservatory 2015 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Dietes iridioides (African Iris)
Allan Gardens Conservatory
2015 Spring Flower Show 


Now look up a hundred feet or so...


Palm House dome Allan Gardens Conservatory by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Palm House dome
Allan Gardens Conservatory 

Allan Gardens Conservatory Palm House dome detail by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 Palm House dome detail