Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Rhythm of Canada Blooms 2011

The theme of this year’s Canada Blooms event was called Rhythm to mark the celebration of 15years as a Canada wide event and also to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Canada’s Juno Awards.   There were 26 individual gardens at this years show.  
A Taste of Zen Garden


















The Rhythm and Flow of Kyoto was one of the gardens at the show designed by Wolfganag Bonham.  A lovely and tranquil garden.  Donations were accepted at this garden for the Red Cross to be used for Japanese Relief Fund.
Sand Sculpture mosaic



















In the Bienenstock Natural Playground was a series of sand sculptures done by Karen Fralich an amazing artist.   The features on these sculptures was incredibly precise. 
I hope to share with you in future posts more gardens and features of this years show.    I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.  Have a great week.    Valerie

23 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

The Rhythm and Flow of Kyoto was a fabulous garden, great mosaic of it. Take care and have a wonderful week.

leavesnbloom said...

I think I like that japanese garden the best from your mosaics as I love the simplicity in their design

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful gardens. I love the water feature and the cool sand sculptures. The owl is my favorite.

EG Wow said...

WOW! The sand sculptures are amazing!

Vee said...

Wonderful features to these gardens. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Snap said...

the Canada blooms show must be amazing. the sand sculptures always delight me!

Sheila said...

The sand sculptures and Japanese Garden Mosaics are lovely. I hope the donations were generous. You must have enjoyed being at Canada Blooms so much!

Carol said...

Such beautiful gardens! Very tranquil and so pretty! Fun sculptures, I love the bear :)

GrandmaK said...

The sand sculptures are beautiful!!! What gifted and talented artists!!! Cathy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wonderfully imaginative sand sculptures and Japanese Garden mosaics. The tragedy in Japan is heartbreaking ..it is good that so mnay nations of the world are offering help.

Georgianna said...

The first garden looks so serene and elegant, Val. Thank you for sharing – I enjoy seeing garden shows from other areas. Although I didn't make it to ours this year!

Wishing you a lovely first week of spring. – g

Sherry said...

That is wonderful! Very nice mosaic.
Sherry

♥-Icy BC said...

How beautiful, and the sand sculptures are marvelous! I like your mosaics!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The sand sculptures are amazing! Wonderful mosaics this week! I'm having a giveaway...hope you'll stop by again soon! ♥

Pondside said...

What a lovely event that must have been.
Every year I like to visit the sand sculptures at Harrison Hot Springs. It's amazing what they do with sand!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Having joined Mosaic Monday this week I am now enjoying blog hopping around the world admiring everyone else's beautiful photography and gaining inspiration. It cheers me when so much of the world around us is in turmoil for one reason or another.

I love garden shows though do not get to visit many so this was interesting to see.

ellen b. said...

How fun to visit gardens like these. The sand sculptures are great. Hope your week is going well...

Carolyn said...

It would be so much fun to go to Canada Blooms. i enjoyed seeing your pics.
I love the macro shot of the daffodil too.

Carolyn

LDH said...

Oh, Valerie, I love the sand sculptures! Wow!

DoanLegacy said...

Beautiful and whimsical mosaic! The sand art sculptures are amazing..

Miss Kodee said...

We went too!! It was fantastic this year. Beautiful collage you have done!

I also enjoyed the sand sculptures and childrens eco play park.

Hopefully this weekend I will get my photos up.

Debbie ~ @beyondthedogdish

Tiffany said...

gorgeous!

Mary said...

Oh how wonderful! Thanks for taking us along at MM. :)