One-Tank Trip for Feb. 20/16
(c) By Jim Fox
Can you “dig it?”
Shake off those recent wintry chills with a blooming good time at area flower shows.
There’s the Stratford Garden Festival, Canada Blooms in Toronto and the Spring Orchid Show and Sale at the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Libations offered at the opening party for the Stratford Garden Festival.
Everything’s coming up roses, tulips, gardenias, petunias, daisies, mums and more at the Stratford show, March 3 to 6, presented by the Lung Association.
This 16th annual event at the Stratford Rotary Complex (353 McCarthy Rd.) has the theme “Dig It!” and is the “celebration of all things gardening,” said Deedee Herman of the association.
The show features nine gardens that “showcase the talent and creativity of area landscapers and offer inspiration for the gardening season ahead,” she added.
Visitors will discover ideas to apply to their own gardens – from water features to the use of colour and form.
Learn about designing a quiet green oasis, creating a modern setting for outdoor entertaining and meet experts who can assist “creating that magic at home.”
|Flowers of all types will be on display in Stratford.|
Visitors will find the Marketplace bursting with items for garden enthusiasts.