Sunday, February 23, 2014

Getting the Jump on Spring Display

 

Jump on Spring 2014 Flower Show

Yesterday I attended Get the Jump on Spring at the Toronto Botanical Garden in Toronto.  This event is for all the Garden Clubs, Environmental organizations and Horticultural Societies to display information about themselves to the general public.  There were also presentations, specialty vendors and artisans and a floral design competition.  One of my own Society members Moira Sanders wrote a cookbook with her sister and cousin called the Harrow Fair Cookbook and is about to launch a new cookbook was there showing us how easy it is to make delicious jam in one pot over a small portable burner.  It was raspberry jam yesterday and it was so good. 

My mosaic to day is just a few of the floral designs that were on display.  I am always in awe of the talent and the thought that goes on in making these designs.  The winner was a fellow who made the slice of cake in the bottom right of the picture.  It was a marvel. 

I enjoyed the day and the idea that spring is coming and will be able to get out into the garden again.

Joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.   Have a great week.

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11 comments:

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I enjoy attending this show when I can, at least I got to see some of the floral competition you shared. Some people are so imaginative and talented, aren't they?

A Garden of Threads said...

Love the flower cake!!!!

eileeninmd said...

The flowers are beautiful, sounds like a fun time at the Spring show. The jam sounds yummy! Lovely images, have a happy week!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a feast for winter weary eyes! Just beautiful.

Country Gal said...

Looks and sounds like your were in heaven there . Lovely photos ! Our Robins and Blue birds are back so spring isn't that far behind . Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

Lisa Gordon said...

What fun this must have been, Valerie, and how perfect at this time of year! These images are beautiful!

Joyce Olson said...

Look at this gorgeous floral cake!
I see so much inspiration here today! Beautiful!
Have a great Monday~
Jemma

Lorrie said...

This is such a good time to hold a Flower Show - when everyone is sick of winter and longing for spring. Such color and freshness. Your photos are a breath of loveliness. That cake slice - artistry!

Rainey Shafer said...

Such a colorful mosaic! Love it!

Rainey @ The Project Table

Ida said...

Oh yeah that slice of cake is awesome. You put together a lovely floral mosaic here.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What creativity, that cake slice is really awesome, just gorgeous, all of the shares, but that one, well it takes the cake ;)