Canada Blooms opened on Friday. It's one of the largest flower and garden shows in North America. I was there yesterday. In the past, I've been able to register as Media and get into the show in the mornings before it opens to the public. This year I joined the Garden Writers Association as a garden photographer. Our section met at the show for seminars and networking, so I had a double event this year.
The Canada Blooms show is excellent. I was surprised to see innovation in the landscape designs. Landscape Ontario, with its bee theme had some attractive beehive-inspired structures. The floral design displays showed a sense of humour this year - bikinis created from flowers.
It is quite a contrast to photograph the show before the crowds surge in. I got a view of the show from the podium of the main stage. This may spark a reaction from some of you - fear of public speaking is the number 1 fear.