Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Annual Plant Sale of Canadian Geranium and Pelargonium Society

At the  2011 Annual Plant Sale of the Canadian Geranium and Pelargonium Society was a great pleasure to admire the vivid colors of the blooming pelargoniums and geraniums.


 2011 Plant Sale of Canadian Geranium and Pelargonium Society
The event was held at the  Floral Hall of VanDusen Garden (5251 Oak Street at 37th Avenue) in Vancouver. It was a lot of work to organize such an event, but the result was rewarding.  Although Saturday the weather was so capricious with a lot of showers and wind passages, including two ice-storms, the visitors arrived in groups and took home most of the plants from the show. They were pleased to buy true species plants and to obtain a lot of information about the plants and  how to care each variety based on their needs.

 
Plant Sale of Canadian Geranium and Pelargonium Society blooming geraniums at 2011 Plant Sale of Canadian Geranium and Pelargonium Society The winner of our miniature agrden at 2011 Plant Sale of Canadian Geranium and Pelargonium Society



















One of the most pleasant "tasks" of the show was to prepare, three weeks before, one miniature garden in a bonsai pot for our hourly door prize with a regal pelargonium with a lot of flower buds. (as we told you last month in our article 2011 plant sale of canadian and geranium society. ) Unfortunately its flower buds still waiting to bloom (was such a cold weather here in Vancouver this spring) so last week we decide to bring other miniature garden with a  blooming red geranium for the hourly raffle prizes. The plant is an "Eric Hoskins" zonal pelargonium- hortorum with dark zoned leaf and tuft red flowers which will bloom all the summer.

The first drawn winner of  the raffle tickets was really happy to take home the "mini-garden prize"...  and to take care of it for long time.  Congratulations !!!




As every year, The Annual Plant Sale and Show of the Canadian Geranium and Pelargonium Society was a great opportunity for all the participants and visitors to see a wide variety of common or unique pelargoniums and geraniums, and to add some of them to their collections.


 blooming pelargoniums at the 2011 Plant Sale of Canadian Geranium and Pelargonium Society





Blooming pelargoniums and geraniums at the 2011 Plant Sale of Canadian Geranium and Pelargonium SocietyIt is hard to compile a list of the geraniums and pelargoniums varieties existing at the show... for sure many of them I feel have been breakthroughs, plants uniques, plants you absolutely must have, plants that made the genus better due to their succeeding selection, plants with subtle or pungent scents: apple, cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, rose, lemon, fruity, old spice...

I wish you were there to see and smell them...  It has been an unforgettable experience.

1 comment:

Darlene said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day, surrounded by flowers. I can't begin to imagine how much work is required to organize something like that! It all looks great.

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