Charlie Dobbin, the horticultural director of Canada Blooms spoke at the Etobicoke Horticultural Society last year about the Canada Blooms show. I was fascinated by the forcing greenhouses and the work it takes to get the materials ready on schedule. I asked to visit the forcing greenhouses and this week had the opportunity to see the large greenhouses with trees, shurbs and perennials leafing out.
Here's what the balled, bagged trees look like.
Of course, here's what's coming out.
And here is a sour cherry in bloom.