Sunday, May 6, 2012

An Afternoon in a Garden

 

TBG mosaic

It was a bright and sunny day today and just right to be outdoors in a lovely garden. I attended a plant sale at the Toronto Botanical Garden in Toronto today but before I lined up with all those anxious plant buyers I took a stroll with my camera around to see what is in bloom.  As this garden is in a zone 6 and I live in a 4B the trees and flower were farther ahead of us.  The fruit trees were in an amazing displays of colour and the rows and drifts of flowers were something special to see.  There were many people in the gardens with cameras  and others strolling with their families.  The parking lot was packed very early.  I did purchase a few plants for my own garden.  

I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.   Have a wonderful week.   Valerie

19 comments:

Bernie H said...

Simply lovely. Love the drift of pale pink Tulips.

eileeninmd said...

The gardens look lovely and the blossoming trees. I love the tulips. I guess all the nurseries will be busy now. I have to plan my own annuals I want planted in my garden. I am always looking for something that will bloom all summer. Beautiful mosaic, have a great week!

Crafty Gardener said...

It certainly was a gorgeous day, perfect for a walk in that garden. Hope you enjoyed the plant sale and got some good bargains.

A Garden of Threads said...

A perfect day. The redbud look great, what is the plant in the middle of the bottom row.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What gorgeous tulips and a lovely day! I know you enjoyed getting some plants for your own garden, too!

Snap said...

Oh, boy! A plant sale and a botanical garden. Sounds perfect to me! Lovely shots!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

That was a perfect Spring mosaic! I love all the blooms and how well they went together.

Lavender Cottage said...

The TBG looks nice in the spring, don't think I've ever been there during this season.
Judith

ellen b. said...

Glad you took that stroll with your camera! Beautiful!

Vee said...

Have just come from vibrant reds and yellows in tulips to this lovely display of pink ones. Very nice. Did you buy anything?

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

We are all in love with flowers and gardens. The lady in us I guess. Or maybe it is the nurturing side of us. Such a nice photo essay and bright colors.
QMM

Pondside said...

I haven't yet been to a plant sale this year, but hope to get to one next weekend. I've been weeding and spreading compost this weekend in preparation.
I'll be that walk around and then the sale were lovely - it's fun to visit a whole other zone so close to home.

Lorrie said...

What a great place to walk. I'm still working on getting my beds ready for planting. So much to do.

Love those pink tulips!

Ingmarie We said...

Such a lovely mosaic. The tulips are just stunning. We have a a garden fair in the end of this week.....

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a pretty mosaic! wonderful garden :)

Naturegirl said...

Valerie! There are signs of Spring everywhere! Whoo Hoo..finally!
Have a wonderful Mothers Day weekend!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Lovely flowers Valerie, they look beautiful. Have a Happy week~

Lynn Holland said...

Nice to see Toronto in the sunshine. When we visited it was snowing.
Best wishes from Lancashire UK
Lynn - One I Made Earlier Today
no. 62

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love attending plants sales at Botanical Gardens as they usually have a wonderful array of flowers and herbs for sale. It has been too cool and rainy here to plant anything as yet, but I hope to get some plants in thsi weekend.