Canada Blooms

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A few weeks ago I attended Canada Blooms 2011 an event noted to be "Canada's largest and most prestigious"garden festival.

Now since photography and gardening are 2 of my 3 favourite things it was not an event I was going to miss. If I could have brought my dogs Kodee and Becky, it would have been a 3 for 3 day of my favourite things!

It is always fascinating to see not just the variety of flowers and plants but how each year they are carefully crafted to be displayed in a new artistic representation. Loved so many works this year. Flowers used to depict paintings as if applying paint, fantasy gardens, walls of flowers, mosaics, eco-friendly children's gardens and more!

Designers gathered worldwide to compete. The show offered 6 acres of garden designs bursting with imagination and colour. Not to disappoint the shopper, it also housed 10,000 square feet of shopping.

Better to get on with viewing it in all it's glory than for me to continue rambling. Enjoy, a select few that represent the best of my photos of the day.

wallandtulips

mystic_collage

mystic_flowers

flowermosaic

Bienenstock Children's Natural Playground
Bienstock Natural Playground
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13 comments:

Luna Miranda said...

the wall full of flowers is amazing, and you took some fabulous shots! the tulips and the lavender flowers are awesome captures!

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hobosfromubobo said...

Gorgeous photos. I had my first taste of Canada when I visited Vancover in 2008. The beauty of the floral displays took my breath away and are among my fondest memories of the trip. Thanks for sharing.

msdewberry said...

That flower wall is beautiful! I've never seen anything like it before. Love the colours in it. You took some great shots, I love the mushroom and its raindrops.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous blooms!

My flower, have a blessed Sunday!

May said...

I love flower and horticultural shows. We are having one in Koblenz beginning next week and I do intend to visit it...:)

Patty @ A Day in My NYC said...

Stopping By from Unknown Mami...

Wow! Such gorgeous pictures and flowers!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Garden Shows are a perfect way to put a smile on your face. This one looks like a fabulous and very creative one. Thanks for sharing.

Happy SIMC, jj

LauraX said...

gorgeous blooms!

Keetha Broyles said...

I'm rather partial to that toadstool.

Unknown Mami said...

It is all so beautiful! I can only imagine how nice it must have been in person.

Geraldine said...

Hi from BC, We do live in an amazing country, don't we? I particularly loved the wall of blooms. I'd like to see the Tulip Festival in Ottawa, that must be amazing too.

Arija said...

What a great diversity of images. Must have been fun to wander through.

Roxy Ann LaRue said...

Beautiful! That wall of flowers is WOW! enough said :)

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