Flowers & Magnificent Millinery at the Woman to Woman Garden Party – Toronto Botanical Gardens

What a delightful time we had today at the Woman to Woman Garden Party at the Toronto Botanical Garden. Ladies attending pulled out all the stops and looked super decorative and flowery, with some amazingly creative hand-made hat decorations. Food and wine and conversation flowed. “Everyone should always wear hats, don’t you think?” said Helen. […]

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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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