March 17, 2016

Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2016: part 2


Spring in Toronto is in the air!


Inside anyway within the cozy confines of the Conservatory. Outside, it's a mess of discarded cigarette butts and dog excrement and one has to dodge many landmines walking the city streets once the snowbanks have melted. As an antidote to such ugliness, I'll show you pictures of a few more spring flowers down at the local Conservatory. In many "real" gardens throughout the city, snowdrops, crocuses, winter aconites and other early spring ephemerals have been blooming earlier than usual. (March so far has been on the warm side.)  Tulips, daffodils are also poking their heads intrepidly through the soil, knowing full well that another snowfall is more than likely. But let's ignore such trivialities and enjoy these spring (and other) flowers.



White and yellow trumpet daffodils at Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services
White and yellow trumpet daffodils
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 





White and yellow trumpet daffodils at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White and yellow trumpet daffodils
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




White and yellow trumpet daffodils at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services
White and yellow trumpet daffodils
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




Voltage Yellow Osteospermum African Daisy at Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services
"Voltage Yellow" Osteospermum (African Daisy)
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




White and yellow trumpet daffodils at Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
White and yellow trumpet daffodils
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show




Iris reticulata Purple Reticulated Iris at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Iris reticulata (Purple Reticulated Iris)
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




Margarita White Spoon Osteospermum African Daisy at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
"Margarita White Spoon"
Osteospermum (African Daisy)
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




Margarita White Spoon Osteospermum African Daisy at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services Toronto
"Margarita White Spoon"
African Daisy (Osteospermum)
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




Muscari azureum Azure grape hyacinths at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Muscari azureum (Azure grape hyacinths)
 at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




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




Pink Charm narcissus daffodils at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services
"Pink Charm" narcissus/daffodils
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




Red schizanthus and cyclamen at Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Red schizanthus and cyclamen
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




Red tulips and dianthus at Toronto's Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Red tulips and dianthus
at Toronto's Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




Red tulips and dianthus at Toronto's Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Red tulips and dianthus at the
Allan Gardens Conservatory
 2016 Spring Flower Show 




Iris reticulata Blue Purple  Reticulated Iris at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Blue and purple Iris reticulata (Reticulated Iris)
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show




Iris reticulata Blue Reticulated Iris at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Iris reticulata (Blue Reticulated Iris)
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




Azure grape hyacinths Muscari azureum at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Azure grape hyacinths (Muscari azureum)
 at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




Azure grape hyacinths Muscari azureum at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Azure grape hyacinths (Muscari azureum)
 at Toronto's Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 


Alright, you're asking what do moth orchids have to do with a Spring Flower Show? Nothing, except adding to the beauty of the moment. After all, this blog often is about beautiful flowers and how can you not describe ubiquitous Phalaenopsis as beautiful?



Moth Orchid Phalaenopsis hybrid at Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis) hybrid
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
 2016 Spring Flower Show 




Moth Orchid Phalaenopsis hybrid at Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis) hybrid
at Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show




Moth Orchid Phalaenopsis hybrid at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis) hybrid
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




Moth Orchid Phalaenopsis hybrid at Toronto's Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis) hybrid at
Toronto's Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid hybrid at Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid) hybrid
at Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid hybrid at Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid) hybrid
at Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid hybrid at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid) hybrid
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show



Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid hybrid at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services
Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid) hybrid
at Toronto's Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 

I couldn't resist taking these three pictures. The Strelitzia was accommodating and the Brazilian Tree Fern was just unfurling some fantastic fronds.


Strelitzia reginae Bird of Paradise at Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Strelitzia reginae (Bird of Paradise)
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show




Brazilian Tree Fern Blechnum brasiliense at the Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by garden muses-not another Toronto gardening blog
Brazilian Tree Fern (Blechnum brasiliense)
at the Allan Gardens Conservatory
2016 Spring Flower Show 




Brazilian Tree Fern Blechnum brasiliense at Toronto's Allan Gardens Conservatory 2016 Spring Flower Show by Paul Jung Gardening Services
With fronds like these, who needs anemones?

Want to see more highlights of the Spring Flower Show from previous years? Here are some convenient links to some of my blog posts from past springs: