Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Day of Spring...

Photograph by Paul Gellatly "Bacopa"

Photograph by Paul Gellatly
Photo by Paul Gellatly
Although we have had a very mild Winter, and it has felt like Spring for weeks; today marks the first official day of Spring.  One of my favorite things to do at this time of year is walk around and see first hand plants coming to life.  I spent the day at High Park in Toronto on Sunday.  Trees are already starting to flower, bulbs showing their colour, and there is a warmness in the air that only Spring can bring.

Over the past few weeks I've been working in a greenhouse, its truly amazing how quickly plants are growing at this time of year. All of the recently planted window and hanging baskets are starting to put out their first flowers of the season.

Photograph by Paul Gellatly
Its not too late to start some seeds indoors to plant out once the danger of frost has passed.  I started some Datura seeds last week, and a few are starting to sprout already.  It can be very exciting watching seeds sprout and grow into plants!  I stopped by a garden centre today and was really impressed at the variety of annual seeds and summer bulbs available.

Photograph by Paul Gellatly
If you're looking for something educational and inspirational to do this week... visit Canada Blooms which wraps up March 25th.  I'd definitely recommend taking the time to to attend  North America's Largest Home and Garden Event.  It started in 1996 it has continued to grow and be an event not to miss!  I'll be there this weekend.
Photograph by Paul Gellatly

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