Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Planting for a Summer Garden full of blooms

Here's the entrance to the Castle in Belgium where Floralia Exhibition is held. This Gardens was planned with the help of the Dutch Bulb and Flower Growers. It is approximately 1 and a half hours drive over from Holland.

Spectacular displays of Spring bulbs were to be seen everywhere, some were a tad bit damaged by the unusual cold temperatures. Note the skilful combination of Colours.

Such soft colours of Narcissus! It is truly inspiring to visit this Exhibition.

Oh to have such a pathway to stroll down! I love the green mossiness that seems to be on all the trees.

and this can imagine Ladies promenading under this arch, twirling their parasols.....

There are spectacular Floral displays in the Greenhouses, here you can see the Gloriosa Lilies which were bought at  the auctions, they are to be used in the massive displays of Floral art throughout the Exhibitions. I think I read somewhere that they change the flowers every Friday....10,000 of them.

Here are some of the floral displays being constructed.

As you leave the grounds, there is a Shop selling all the bulbs you have just seen planted on the grounds.

Ranunculus - one of my favourite flowers! Upon asking the experts on site...."What is the trick to growing freesias, ranunculus and anemones? I was informed that these bulbs are tricky and very hard... so the suggestion was made to soak  bulbs in some water before planting.

Hmmm...will have to try this..

Thanks to our Tour guides, Ron from Floraculture International, and our other wonderful Tour Guide, Ed.

Visit Camellia's   .. 30 Hacquoil Rd.
Open Wednesday through Sunday.
Wed. 11-5. Thurs. Noon-6. Fri. 11-6. Sat. 11-5. Sun. Noon-5

p -807)475 -3551

Have a plant -inspired day!!

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