Thursday, February 23, 2017

Canada Blooms is Back! March 10-19 at Toronto's Enercare Centre {giveaway}

I am itching to get out in my garden. I saw robins last week, and then the next day - snowdrops in a neighbour's flower bed. Yes! We are almost there. The sparrows seem to be nesting as well, and I think our mom and dad pair may be moving back into their nest from last year. It's all very exciting for me :)

A major sign of spring for me is the annual Canada Blooms show each March. Even if there's still snow on the ground and I'm wearing my parka, the sights and smells of the gardens at this event just lift my spirits. Plus, it's a great place to take in gardening workshops, do some shopping, and learn about the hot new plants for the new year.

This year is the 21st annual, and Canada Blooms has grown to be the largest flower and garden festival in Canada. The 2017 program includes over 25 gardens, lots of landscape design, and over 100 hours of seminars and demonstrations by gardening experts. I always look forward to whatever Mark Cullen has to say, and this year I'm hoping to catch garden writer Tara Nolan and her session on raised bed gardening. Another highlight for me is the pickOntario Flower Market, with over 1500 sq. ft. of flowers and plants from Ontario’s top growers, all located in one area. We have amazing growers here, and I fully support buying local wherever possible.

Gorgeous hellebores from the show last year.

Have you been to Canada Blooms before? What were you favourite parts? I can't wait!!!

A Giveaway

A big thank you to Canada Blooms, who have provided me with 4 tickets for the show to give to my readers. These tickets ae good for one day access to Canada Blooms and the National Home Show, on any day from March 10-19, 2017. I will choose two winners, each of whom will receive two passes. Bring a friend, or go twice on your own. It's your choice :) But I love enjoying the show with a buddy.

Entries are via the widget below and will be accepted until 11:59pm ET, March 4. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Please only enter if you will be able to attend the event in Toronto during the March 10-19 it is open. Best of luck!

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