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Highlights from Canada Blooms 2010

There is no lack of botanical inspiration at this year's five-day extravaganza for gardeners

It took 700 tonnes of sand, 500 cubic yards of mulch, 40 trailers-worth of stone and pre-cast materials, tens of thousands of bulbs and nine-million-dollars-worth of labour, plant materials, design expertise and plants to pull off this year’s Canada Blooms. I’d say it was worth it. The new venue (the Direct Energy Centre) is fantastic and the gardens really are spectacular.

Here are a few highlights!


The Magical World of Tinker Bell
My first stop was at the 'Magical World of Tinker Bell' garden designed Beth Edney, Frank Ferragine (a.k.a. Frankie Flowers from BT) and Jordan Murfin. Being March Break, there were a few little fairies running around this interactive garden. The cracks in the cobbled pathways were lined with pink sand and life-size fairies made of grass and blooms graced the colourful, four-season garden.



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