26 Oct

Fall 2014 Chrysanthemum Show at Allan Gardens

If you happen to visit Allan Gardens in the next few weeks, you will be greeted by hundreds of colorful Chrysanthemum flowers in flowering beds, hanging baskets, pots and cascades. I had a chance to stop by Allan Garden today to see the fall exhibition of colorful Chrysanthemums. Theme of this year’s Chrysanthemum show is ‘fairies’ which is reflected in wonderful arrangements and fairy garden settings. The show runs until November 9, 2014.

Following are a few pictures of wonderful Chrysanthemum from the show:

[You can read more about Allan Gardens here.]

Chrysanthemum Show

Fall 2014 Chrysanthemum Show at Allan Gardens

Chrysanthemum Maroon

Chrysanthemum (Maroon)

Chrysanthemum Red Yellow

Chrysanthemum Red/ Yellow

Chrysanthemum Pink

Chrysanthemum Pink

Chrysanthemum Pink Spots

Chrysanthemum Pink/ Purple

Chrysanthemum Peach

Chrysanthemum Peach

Chrysanthemum Magenta

Chrysanthemum Magenta

Chrysanthemum Gold

Chrysanthemum Gold

Chrysanthemum Display

Fall 2014 Chrysanthemum Display

Chrysanthemum Cream

Chrysanthemum Cream

Chrysanthemum Cream Pink

Chrysanthemum Cream/ Pink

Chrysanthemum Purple Pink

Chrysanthemum Purple/ Pink

Chrysanthemum Bed

Chrysanthemum Flower Bed at Allan Gardens

Chrysanthemum Yellow Ball

Chrysanthemum Yellow

07 Jun

Toronto Cactus & Succulent Plant Show & Sale, 2014

The Toronto Cactus & Succulent Club’s Annual Plant Show & Sale was held at Allan Gardens Conservatory on June 1, 2014. There were more than 90 classes for cacti and other succulents including Euphorbias, Agaves, Haworthias, and some caudiciforms on display. The plants were not great in number but they were all healthy and well-kept plants that represented major species of cacti and other succulents.

The sale counters attracted both novice and seasoned collectors. For those who missed the show, here are a few pictures from the event.

There were a few nice specimens of Mammillaria, Gymnocalycium and Notocactus.

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I also spotted a nice specimen of Uebelmannia pectinifera.

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A Leuchtenbergia principis and a really nice Lophophora williamsii.

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A small but comprehensive collection of Stenocactus.
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A nice collection of Euphoria and other succulents.
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Other notables included Ariocarpus, Aztekium and Copiapoa
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and some nice plants on sale.
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