Well here we are - three and a half months after our visit to Toronto I'm finally finishing up writing about it. Today a few left-overs that were too good not to share...
The official Fling festivities kicked off on Thursday evening, that morning Andrew and I were out and about seeing the city when we discovered this shop quite near the hotel.
A vibrant artwork on the wall provides a great backdrop to the bouquets.
A study in white, mostly.
Normally I'm not a fan of those grafted colorful cacti oddities. Here though, I liked it. A lot. No, it's not sold to me...I'd have had no way to get it home.
I'm picturing cut wrapping paper rolls secured to the wall and stuffed with botanical collections. I wonder how my husband would feel about that?
This home/garden was one of the stops on the Fling. I didn't find a lot to photograph in the garden but was intrigued by the roof. Please don't make me ever have to live somewhere that needs snow/ice cleats on the roof!
And this! Walking from garden to garden I spied this arrangement on a front porch. I want to replicate the bamboo poles but grow a (well tempered) vine in the container that will twist up and around them.
When we were searching for fence ideas I was warned against a metal fence. Too bright and reflective. This seems like a great compromise.
Another of our stops, the Aga Khan Museum.
I love a contemporary planting - geometric, bold - but sadly here most of the plants looked tortured.
I chose to focus on the hardscape.
And the architecture.
See what I mean? This is not a happy tree.
The outdoor dining space looked welcoming.
The Peonies were a big hit with bloggers who can't grow them in their own part of the world. Much photographing commenced.
When in Rome...(what the heck, I joined in the appreciation)...
This was my favorite.
Laurin, of Ravenscourt Gardens, was the first to point out the DANGER name all over town.
Thanks Toronto, you made me feel at home! Next up for any Garden Blogger who wants to experience the fun of a Fling...Minneapolis/St. Paul in July of 2016!
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