(c) By Jim Fox
It’s time to get into the spring spirit, be close to reptiles and other critters, and take an adventure along the Yellow Brick Road.
|A planter by Laura Barker of Catherine Wright Designs|
Reflect on spring
A taste of spring in these lingering winter days can be found at the Stratford Garden Festival.
Reflections is the theme for the show from Feb. 28 to March 3 presented by the Lung Association at the Stratford Rotary Complex (353 McCarthy Rd.).
“Whether it is considering the garden as a place of quiet reflection or actually creating a reflecting pool surrounded by lush plant material, the festival landscapers will certainly bring the theme of ‘Reflections’ to life,” said Deedee Herman, the association’s area manager.
Some of the designs will include “beautiful water features and reflecting ponds,” while others will “convey the idea that gardens can reflect the past as well as offer visitors a place for quiet reflection,” she said.
There will be practical ideas to apply to home gardens – from water features to the use of colour and form, designing a quiet green oasis and creating a modern setting for outdoor entertaining.