Our Escarpment Garden Club went on a tour Thurs. March 19th to see Canada Blooms at the Direct Energy Centre, CNE grounds. It was a lovely sunny day and so nice to get out together and celebrate the arrival of Spring.
15 of us took a limo bus that made our day. Being dropped off at the door and picked up sure beat parking and taking The Go train and then a long walk.
It was a busy day at Canada Blooms and the National Home Show (2 shows in one). Many of us went to seminars on “Getting Rid of Your Lawn” and “Shade Planting”. Each was an hour long and very informative. I have since purchased a good book called “Covering Ground” detailing ground cover plants for former lawns or garden edges which I will gladly loan.
On the bus coming home was an array of plants one of which landed on the bus floor but was quickly swept up. There was Helebores, one of the first flowers of Spring and Crispy Wave fern (Japanese Asplenium). The fern takes in CO 2 and gives off oxygen. The curly fern is also available in Metro for $9.99. I bought one and am enjoying it’s decorative fronds and I hope breathing better air. We bought soup makers, steam mops and vacuums which don’t do much for the garden but sure are a help in the home.
The Zoomer Bloomers of the Garden Club look forward to a colourful and fragrant Spring. Hooray!!
Jeanne Reid, member and participant