Showing posts with label Spring Flower Show. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spring Flower Show. Show all posts

13.2.14

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
 




11.2.13

Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013: part two


More Toronto blooms under glass

As promised in my last post titled "Toronto gardeners can get an early glimpse of spring", here are some more blooms seen at the Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show today:


Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 pale blue muscari yellow daffodils by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog
This combination has "Easter" all over it with the pastel blue and pinks and the bright yellow of the daffodils

4.2.13

Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013: part one


Toronto gardeners can get an early glimpse of spring

Pink cyclamen in front of silver dusty miller at the Toronto Allan Gardens Conservatory Spring Flower Show 2013 by garden muses: a Toronto gardening blog


To escape the February gardening blues, I suggest making a trip down to the Allan Gardens Conservatory soon. I took these pictures recently and will return to update since the greenhouse crew was just trucking in the daffodils, hyacinths and tulips as I was leaving. I figure you wouldn't mind seeing these "cyclamen-heavy" pictures because any colour is better than no colour at this time of the year. The azaleas and camellias in bloom were especially appreciated!

More "bulby" shots to follow...


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