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Canada Blooms March 13-22, 2020

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by Canada Blooms
February 23, 2020

Toronto Flower Show Happenings

What’s happening behind the scenes as we anticipate the opening of Canada Blooms?

• Sets are being painted to show off our Floral designs and Horticultural exhibits

• Members of garden clubs are carefully tending their plants for entry in the Horticultural Show. All members of Garden Clubs and Horticultural Societies may enter the Horticultural competitions (see online schedule for rules and regulations)

• International competitors from Barbados, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Mexico, The United Kingdom and The United States are planning their exciting floral exhibits, titled “Aerial Odyssey” which will be on display for the first 5 days of the Flower Show, from March 13th till the 17th

• Our educational demonstrations and workshops are being arranged, with demos each day on different topics such as seed bombs and origami butterflies, all about amaryllis, children’s nature crafts, and creating a miniature floral design

• Our artists in the garden will appear daily as well, to intrigue you with their work

• Amateur photographers are choosing their best work to display in our Photography competition (members of the public can enter this too – details in the online CB schedule)

• Children under 12 who have been given ball caps and feathers are preparing their entries in the Children’s creative class. More ball caps are available to those children who may want to enter: see online schedule for more information...

https://canadablooms.com/rules-registration/

Check out the Horticultural Happenings Area!

Experienced horticultural experts are on hand to answer questions. Come say hi to the volunteers representing the Ontario Horticultural Association, North American Native Plant Society, World Wildlife Federation, Gardener Magazine, Butchart Gardens, Vineland Innovation and Research Centre and more.

They have a wealth of knowledge and are eager to help.

Got A Gardening Question?

Stop by one of the free Gardening Advice Clinics offered by the Master Gardeners of Ontario. These clinics are open every day of the show for horticulture questions of all kinds. You will find them at one of two very convenient locations - the very central "Ask a Master Gardener" booth or the "One-On-One" cafe style booth. Both locations, once again, are proudly sponsored by Stokes Seeds – come by and pick up a catalogue.

If you don’t have questions but would like to learn something new or watch a “how to” demonstration, take a seat for the Master Gardener Speaker Series on March 14th, 17th, 20th & 22nd. You will find these entertaining and practical presentations on the Isuzu Garden Solutions Stage presented by Harrowsmith.

The Master Gardeners of Ontario are dedicated volunteers whose mission is to share their expertise on sustainable gardening practices with the general gardening public. To contact them or find out more, go to the MGOI website at www.mgoi.ca.

Garden Marketplace

The Garden Marketplace offers a variety of artisans, outdoor and garden products and services. Are you looking to create a bird lover's paradise, then you might want to drop by Wild Birds Unlimited; thinking of an inside vertical garden, check out Just Vertical; searching for planters and containers then see the new line up of terra cotta pots from Kawa Canada; wanting to speed up composting then pick up some Red Wigglers; and of course there are plants and flowers, discover the sturt's desert pea at Florabunda's booth or the succulents, air plants and other tropicals from Tropical Expressions. If you are looking to create a great container, big or small, visit Kate's Garden for ideas and product.

This and so much more will help you leave the winter blahs behind and get a jump on the garden season.??

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row