I signed up for Classic Design Fundamentals One class at Toronto Botanical Garden this month. There are 4 classes, every Monday night from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, and each class you’ll learn one design. So here we go:
Class 1: Traditional mass design – table centrepiece
The class does not include any material, so I had to shop for the plants/flowers before the class. I had to admit, it was hard the first time, because I have no idea what I would be creating, which flowers would be easier to work with. Anyways, it turned out not bad at all. The instructor said colors worked well together.
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The past Sunday, I joined Hidden Gardens & Private Spaces Tour of Cabbagetown in Toronto. It was ashamed that I’ve never visited this neighbourhood before even though I’ve been living in Toronto for 15+ years. It was a very nice day out visiting some beautiful and lovely private gardens. I am sure this won’t be the last time I visit it.
First up, container gardening, vegetables in containers, totally my cup of tea:
BEAUTIFUL purple double clematis, it was stunning, I’ve been trying to have one of these in my garden:
Seems so effortless, yet very thoughtful:
Quiet zen water garden, my favourite too:
A small collection of succulents:
Vertical wall garden, the container bags are actually made of felt fabric:
Formal garden for a corner house:
Informal garden for the same house, a group of people were playing “Take Five”:
And finally, a rooftop garden:
What I’ve learned from the tour is that gardening takes TIME and PATIENCE, a lot of patience. Some of the owners showed us the picture of the same garden 10 years ago, and how they slowly built it. My garden has a long way to go…
First long weekend of the year, family day, Toronto has the coldest day of this winter: -26 Celsius, feeling like -41 with windchill.
With the global warming trend, it was hard to believe that my city could be in deep freeze continuously for a long period of time. Well, guess what, the cause of polar vortex is the global warming! It started last winter, and I totally gave up wearing wool skirts. The weather forecast is predicting that the polar vortex will go well into March. Oh well, it’s Canada.
A few books from the library, with a cup of ginseng tea, and roast beef for dinner!
加拿大在经历了卡加利的大水之后，多伦多也没有幸免于难。 昨天下午，多伦多在两个小时以内，降雨量(90mm)超过了平时7月份一个月的降雨量(74mm)。 市区停电了， 交通灯不工作了， 地铁进水了，地铁站关闭了，高速公路被水淹了：