March 04, 2016

Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2016: part 1


Spring arrives early in Toronto!


Kind of. Sort of. To me, things don't really start to happen outside until late April after the snow and ice melt away and the soil becomes workable. We've received a good foot of snow since the beginning of March so there's no feeling that spring is anywhere close. It's a bit of a desperate time for Toronto gardeners right about now. Many feverishly look over their seed and bulb catalogues while others have sown their veggie crops in trying to get a head start. I don't bother with grow lights, soil mixes or damp off and prefer to see nice flowers in full bloom right now. The nearby Allan Gardens Conservatory is heaven s(c)ent in that regard.



2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show Pink Charm daffodil by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 
"Pink Charm" daffodil 



The 2016 Spring Flower Show has just started so I ambled over through the slush and snowbanks to take a quick look. Of course, all the bulbs like the daffodils, hyacinths and tulips have been forced to give us this show but one can easily get over this horticultural artifice and just enjoy the darn flowers.

The initial plantings include some narcissus and hyacinths. Masses of tulips will be planted soon, I'm sure, and I'll be back to show them to you later this month. While the Clivia, Agapanthus and some other plants shown in this post are not typical "spring bloomers", I'm sure you'll appreciate their colour and form at this stage of the year.

So, without further ado, let's go!



2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show White Lion daffodil  by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show
 "White Lion" daffodil 


Agapanthus Lily of the Nile 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile)
 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 



Agapanthus Lily of the Nile Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile) 
Allan Gardens Conservatory 
2016 Spring Flower Show 



Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show White Lion daffodil  by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 
Spring Flower Show
 "White Lion" daffodils 



Blue and pink hyacinths at 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Blue and pink hyacinths at 
the 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show



Clivia miniata Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Clivia miniata 
Allan Gardens Conservatory 
2016 Spring Flower Show



Kaffir lily Clivia miniata Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Kaffir lily (Clivia miniata) 
Allan Gardens Conservatory 
2016 Spring Flower Show 



Pink Charm narcissus daffodils at 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Pink Charm" narcissus/daffodils at 
the 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 



Red and White Windchimes fuchsia blooms 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Red and White Windchimes" 
fuchsia blooms at the
 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 


Schizanthus pinnatus Angel wings 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Schizanthus pinnatus (Angel wings) 
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory
 Spring Flower Show



Schizanthus pinnatus Angel wings Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Schizanthus pinnatus (Angel wings) 
Allan Gardens Conservatory 
2016 Spring Flower Show 



Schizanthus pinnatus Poor Man's Orchid 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Schizanthus pinnatus (Poor Man's Orchid) 
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 



Matthiola incana Aida Blue Stock  Allan Gardens Conservatory at 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Matthiola incana "Aida Blue" (Stock)
 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 



Matthiola incana Aida Blue Stock 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Matthiola incana "Aida Blue" (Stocks)
 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 



White Lion daffodil  2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"White Lion" daffodils  
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 



White Lion daffodil narcissus Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"White Lion" daffodils/ narcissus 
Allan Gardens Conservatory 
2016 Spring Flower Show 



Yeddo hawthorn Raphiolepis umbellata Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Yeddo hawthorn (Raphiolepis umbellata
Allan Gardens Conservatory 
2016 Spring Flower Show



Fuchsia Pink Marshmallow  blooms Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Fuchsia "Pink Marshmallow"  blooms 
Allan Gardens Conservatory 
2016 Spring Flower Show


2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show Pink Charm daffodil narcissus by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 
"Pink Charm" daffodils/narcissus 



2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show White Lion daffodil narcissus by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 
"White Lion" daffodils/ narcissus 



Agapanthus Lily of the Nile Allan Gardens 2016 Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile) 
Allan Gardens 2016 Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show


Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show Pink Charm daffodil by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Allan Gardens Conservatory 
2016 Spring Flower Show 
"Pink Charm" daffodils massed 



Blue and pink hyacinths 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Blue and pink hyacinths 
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 


Clivia miniata 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Clivia miniata blooms
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show



Clivia miniata Kaffir lily Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Clivia miniata (Kaffir lily) 
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 2016 Spring Flower Show 



Leda spring container at the 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Leda and a spring container at the 
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 



Poor Man's Orchid Schizanthus pinnatus  2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Poor Man's Orchid (Schizanthus pinnatus)  
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show



Red and White Windchimes Fuchsia flowers 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Red and White Windchimes" Fuchsia flowers 
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 


Schizanthus pinnatus Angel wings Allan Gardens 2016 Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Schizanthus pinnatus (Angel wings) 
Allan Gardens 2016 Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 



Schizanthus pinnatus at the 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Schizanthus pinnatus at the 
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show



Spring container at the 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Spring container at the 
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show



Matthiola incana Aida Blue Stock  Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Matthiola incana "Aida Blue" (Stocks)  
Allan Gardens Conservatory 
2016 Spring Flower Show 



Pink Marshmallow Fuchsia blooms 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Pink Marshmallow" Fuchsia blooms 
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show



White Lion daffodil narcissus 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"White Lion" daffodil/narcissus massed 
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 




Yeddo hawthorn Raphiolepis umbellata  2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Yeddo hawthorn (Raphiolepis umbellata
 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show 




Fuchsia Pink Marshmallow  blooms 2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Fuchsia "Pink Marshmallow"  blooms 
2016 Allan Gardens Conservatory 
Spring Flower Show