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What I'm excited to see at Canada Blooms 2012

Get a sneak preview of what's in store at this year's 10-day show

Canada Blooms has been on my mind since January when I was asked to represent Canadian Gardening magazine on the Unilock Celebrity stage. I have been busy gathering all sorts of fun (and wacky) gardening ideas to present 2012 trends. But, enough about me. This will be my fourth year covering Canada Blooms for CanadianGardening.com. I can't wait to see the modern, innovative designs from Park Lane, Reford Gardens and Landscapes by Lucin. And I've rounded up some others, here, that I will be sure to seek out once I have some time to stroll around the show!

The theme this year is CityCulture. It’s worth noting that this year’s show coincides with the National Home Show and your ticket will get you in to both events which run from March 16 to March 25 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto. 


The Rebirth of Roncy

The concept drawing for this feature garden by Sara Jameson, owner of Sweetpea’s, looks like something you could stick in a frame and hang on the wall. As Sara explains, the space is a visual representation of the construction and rebirth of Roncesvalles. “It’s an ode to what has been referred to as ‘the most perfect corner of Toronto.’” It begins with construction items that will lead to an interlocking pathway that becomes Roncesvalles’ new streetscape. Trees, perennials and spring blooms will be planted around bicycle posts, a TTC stop and library books. Sweetpea’s, which is located in the heart of this revitalization project on Roncesvalles, is an eco-friendly floral studio and landscaping company. Consequently, items that were loaned or donated to create the garden will be returned, sold or donated again, so that nothing will go to waste after the show. Sweetpea's will also showcase a floral display.


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