Canada Blooms invites you to the movies
Calling all movie buffs and garden lovers alike: get ready to be inspired at Canada Blooms 2018 with an array of floral and landscape designs influenced by some of Hollywood’s greatest blockbusters.
“We are very excited for our 2018 theme, ‘Let’s Go To The Movies,’ ” said Terry Caddo, general manager of Canada Blooms. “We cannot wait to see what our award winning florist artists, garden builders and designers have up their sleeves and how they will incorporate the theme into their creations.”
One garden that will transport you to an alternate ecosphere, filled with out-of-this world flora and space-age elements, will be the “Star Trek Garden” by Melanie Rekola Landscape Design.
“Horticulture is very much a science-based practice and I’ve always had a love for science – and science fiction,” said designer Melanie Rekola, “When I heard that Canada Blooms 2018 was movie themed, I saw the perfect place to merge sci-fi with horticulture.”
Also being presented at Canada Blooms will be not one, but three Plants of the Year, which come from Proven Winner’s National Plant of the Year program.
“We’re thrilled that Canada Blooms has graciously agreed to feature our three National Plants of the Year at their spring festival,” said Marshall Dirks of Proven Winners. “In just our second year of building this effort, we’ve been pleased that growers and retailers have embraced the National Plant of the Year program, making it easier for gardeners to experience these wonderful varieties.”
The Supertunia Bordeaux is the 2018 Annual of the Year — a petunia developed by Ken Lander of Sunrise Greenhouses in Pugwash, N.S. The other honourees for 2018 include the Primo Black Pearl, a heuchera named Perennial of the Year, and Spilled Wine, a weigela recognized as Landscape Plant of the Year.
For more than 20 years, Canada Blooms has inspired thousands of gardeners and the 2018 festival is shaping up to be no exception.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming back many of our exhibitors, such as the annual Toronto Flower Show and, of course, our several guest speakers and industry professionals who will be sharing gardening and floral advice on our celebrity stage,” Caddo said.
In 2017, Canada Blooms saw over 174,000 visitors who discovered the joys of horticulture through gardens, floral designs, Canada’s largest juried flower show and competition, over 100 presentations, special features, as well as 750 exhibitors. Co-located with the National Home Show, Canada Blooms will take place March 9 to 18 at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto.