Seedy Saturday at the Evergreen Brickworks

Yes, spring is really starting up, even though with the windchill and the snow makes it hard to believe. Here’s proof, Seedy Saturdays are starting up all over the city, starting with Seedy Saturday and Sunday at the Evergreen Brick Works. Kick-off your gardening season and celebrate spring with a community seed exchange and CSA […]

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Preview of Wild Canada Blooms 2014

At their preview event at the InterContinental Toronto Centre, Canada Blooms went Wild – the show theme for 2014. Best idea ever! Last week, Canada Blooms kicked off its 2014 show with its first-ever January sneak peek. And this January, we sure needed a reminder that spring might someday be on its way. It’s hard […]

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At last, the Allan Gardens Spring Show 2014

Our temporary reprieve from winter arrives his Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 10 am at Allan Gardens and Centennial Park Conservatories. Am I alone in being particularly excited? Will you be there? I’ve already charged up my camera batteries. Thank you, thank you, thank you! [Ed: No matter which blooms they feature, year to year, […]

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TBG Open House tomorrow

A whole lotta Santas going on at the Toronto Botanical Garden shop True story. I arranged to meet a client at the Toronto Botanical Garden last week. After our meeting, I pointed out the shop. “I’ll just look in for a minute,” she said. Half an hour later, she walked out with gifts for a […]

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A little bumbler at the Aster Awards

The Aster Awards sit on the podium, eagerly waiting to be presented. Shall we be kind and call my photo painterly? It’s good to have a humbling experience sometimes. It happened to me last night at the presentation of the Toronto Botanical Garden’s new Aster Awards, which recognize what the TBG calls Canada’s green stars. […]

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Royal Winter Fair 2013 Preview

Guy McClean directs his team using the slightest touch While cattle mooed in the background, the Royal Winter Fair rep at the new President’s Choice Animal Theatre told us about the attractions at the fair this year. And as we listened, Guy McClean, the Horse Whisperer from Australia, warmed up with his four horse “mates.” […]

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Mosaicultures at Montreal Botanical Garden

Mosaïcultures Internationales returns to its birthplace, Montreal Raise your hand if you’ve never visited Montreal Botanical Garden (Jardin Botanique Montréal). That was me, until May of this year. Shocking. Shocking! But then I fell in love with one of the continent’s great gardens. And it isn’t far from Toronto. Until September 29, 2013, you’ve another […]

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Grow Op 2013 at the Gladstone Hotel

ERA Architects’ provocative Hoarding Suggestions outside at the Gladstone Friday’s opening night bash at the Gladstone was jam packed. Grow Op, Exploring Landscape and Place, is a different kind of garden show. Small-scale, creative and thought provoking, Grow Op installations range from quirky to quite beautiful, curated by landscape architect, Victoria Taylor. You might recall […]

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