Canada Blooms at the Toronto Home Show 2012!

Yesterday I hit the floor of the Direct Energy Centre for Canada Blooms and the Home Show and saw a lot of pretty/cool things.

1 of those things was Feist’s entry in the Juno Gardens. Also featured were Jann Arden and Keisha Chante… but I like Feist’s front porch the best. I would like to sit on that swing on a summer night and sip on iced tea or booze.

There were a lot of booths selling potted plants and flowers and seeds and other earthy, lovely, beautiful things. But my favourites were the displays that made me wish I had a house in the country and a ton of time and money.

In fact, a lot of this stuff would be great at my mom’s house. Maybe when someone in our family wins the lottery we can do some more fancy landscaping out there.

I don’t know about you guys, but I do love the look and feel of a well kept, organized, thought out and presented garden. That includes the furniture, the accessories and everything else that goes with the flowers. But I hate the weeding, so I’d rather hang out in your fancy garden.

Note: Please don’t ask me for gardening advice. I am only helpful when I am walking around in the yard and looking at things in person. That’s when I can visualize where things might look cool.

With that said, you can’t go wrong with a nice rose bush with a cool colour. And I really like layering with tall options in the make and shorter pieces in the front rather than just 1 line of floral stuffs.

Just look at this stuff, it’s friggin’ gorgeous!

I agree with the sign… Stop And Smell The Roses… either figuratively or IRL, whichever option is available to you.

In the immortal words of Ferris Bueller and John Hughes, “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” – I truly believe it. And days like today, with a few minutes spent wandering the trade show floor looking at bright colours and people of all ages and signs of a new season are a great way to be reminded that life is good.

Later this week I’ll be back at the Direct Energy Centre for the One Of A Kind Spring Show And Sale. I’m hoping to hit the breakfast Wednesday morning and catch a sneak peek at some of the stuff that the artisans and designers and such have set out for sale and maybe snag a thing or two before the crowds rush in and snatch up the really neat new stuff. Check the Twitter and Instagram and Facebook and the blog here for updates and details.

Here’s hoping that you are getting yourself ready for spring since it’s here now and we can only embrace it and enjoy it.

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin

 

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2 comments on Canada Blooms at the Toronto Home Show 2012!

  1. Trish says:

    I thought the combination of Canada Blooms and the National Home Show was a huge success. New audience for both shows.

    1. Joshua says:

      I totally agree. It was a great cross-section of booths and people. I hope they do it again next year.

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Canada Blooms at the Toronto Home Show 2012!

Yesterday I hit the floor of the Direct Energy Centre for Canada Blooms and the Home Show and saw a lot of pretty/cool things.

1 of those things was Feist’s entry in the Juno Gardens. Also featured were Jann Arden and Keisha Chante… but I like Feist’s front porch the best. I would like to sit on that swing on a summer night and sip on iced tea or booze.

There were a lot of booths selling potted plants and flowers and seeds and other earthy, lovely, beautiful things. But my favourites were the displays that made me wish I had a house in the country and a ton of time and money.

In fact, a lot of this stuff would be great at my mom’s house. Maybe when someone in our family wins the lottery we can do some more fancy landscaping out there.

I don’t know about you guys, but I do love the look and feel of a well kept, organized, thought out and presented garden. That includes the furniture, the accessories and everything else that goes with the flowers. But I hate the weeding, so I’d rather hang out in your fancy garden.

Note: Please don’t ask me for gardening advice. I am only helpful when I am walking around in the yard and looking at things in person. That’s when I can visualize where things might look cool.

With that said, you can’t go wrong with a nice rose bush with a cool colour. And I really like layering with tall options in the make and shorter pieces in the front rather than just 1 line of floral stuffs.

Just look at this stuff, it’s friggin’ gorgeous!

I agree with the sign… Stop And Smell The Roses… either figuratively or IRL, whichever option is available to you.

In the immortal words of Ferris Bueller and John Hughes, “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” – I truly believe it. And days like today, with a few minutes spent wandering the trade show floor looking at bright colours and people of all ages and signs of a new season are a great way to be reminded that life is good.

Later this week I’ll be back at the Direct Energy Centre for the One Of A Kind Spring Show And Sale. I’m hoping to hit the breakfast Wednesday morning and catch a sneak peek at some of the stuff that the artisans and designers and such have set out for sale and maybe snag a thing or two before the crowds rush in and snatch up the really neat new stuff. Check the Twitter and Instagram and Facebook and the blog here for updates and details.

Here’s hoping that you are getting yourself ready for spring since it’s here now and we can only embrace it and enjoy it.

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” – Alfred Austin

 

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