Beating the winter blues: Centennial Park Conservatory
It’s a small comfort that most groundhogs — Wiarton Willie (Ontario), Winnipeg Willow (Manitoba) and Balzac Billy (Alberta) and Punxsutawney Phil (Pennsylvania) — predicted an early spring on Groundhog day.
With snow on the ground and minus 10 Celsius, it’s hard to wait and also read “first signs of spring” tweets from southern gardeners. But they are ways to cope…
Over the years I have found a couple ways to cope with a longer winter than my southern gardener friends. Visiting Centennial Park Conservatory is my favourite way to mitigate winter blues.
Centennial Park Conservatory includes a tropical, an arid, and seasonal display house. Although the lush green tropical foliage has an uplifting effect, it is the seasonal showcase house that gives you a spring shot in the arm.
I phoned today to check when the spring display of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus begin. Two. More. Weeks. Oh no!
They say good things come to those who wait. I am sure “They” didn’t immortalize that phrase in winter.