31 August 2015

Trending: Fairy Gardens

Photos above and below taken at Holes Greenhouse

Fairy gardens, hobbit gardens, miniature gardens; whatever you call them, they are on trend this year.  So if you like to try something new, perhaps these will pique your interest.  You can find workshops at your local garden centres (Salisbury Greenhouse has one coming up very soon), even Muttart Conservatory is offering an all-inclusive class on designing and building your own Hobbit Garden.  Here's some inspiration for you.  I bet you'll get the bug too and join thousands of others who have found the delight in designing and constructing their own miniature worlds.

This and the following photos were taken at
Salisbury Greenhouse
in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

25 August 2015

Hydrangea - how I adore thee

Clockwise above:  lace cap, oak leaf and an unknown variety of hydrangea from the Van Dusen Botanic Gardens in Vancouver, BC.

03 August 2015

Journey to Middle Earth - Feature Pyramid at Muttart Conservatory (On Now Until August 16/15)

For all you Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and J. R. Tolkien enthusiasts, there's a feature at the Muttart Conservatory you don't want to miss.  But in case you do, here's a peak at what the many staff members and volunteers have created in honour of Middle Earth, the land of J.R. Tolkien's novels and the subsequent films. 

The feature pyramid changes themes about five times a year.  The next theme will be "Africana" beginning August 22 and running until October 25/15.  It will feature the work of ZimSculpt from Africa.  They are an international award-winning group of sculptors.  The beds will contain plantings from both arid and tropical south-central Africa.  To keep you coming back for more, additional sculptures will be added during the run of this exhibit.  

Visit previous posts to see what you missed in the feature pyramid this year: Amour de Paris.  Previous to that was Turkish Delight.  

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