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Garden inspiration found at Canada Blooms show

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Linda Finnigan, who tries to see the Canada Blooms show every year, takes in the Peacock Chair, limited edition of 18 (made in Ontario). Linda comes for ideas and inspiration. With winter still gripping Ontario, the annual Canada Blooms show opened at the Direct Energy centre on March 14 2014. Visitors to the show came to buy plants and flowers for their gardens and to hear speakers. Many come for inspiration and ideas as well as taking lots of photos of the wide variety of greenery on display. The show runs through to March 23.

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A visitor uses her mobile phone to take photos of a display at the Canada Blooms show on March 14 2014. With winter still gripping Ontario, the annual Canada Blooms show opened at the Direct Energy centre on March 14 2014. Visitors to the show came to buy plants and flowers for their gardens and to hear speakers. Many come for inspiration and ideas as well as taking lots of photos of the wide variety of greenery on display. The show runs through to March 23.

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Maria Durigon, who's been coming to the Canada Blooms show for the past few years, takes a closer look at a display at the Wet and Wild area that features designs resembling a bathing suit. Durigon was attending the opening day of the show on March 14 2014. With winter still gripping Ontario, the annual Canada Blooms show opened at the Direct Energy centre on March 14 2014. Visitors to the show came to buy plants and flowers for their gardens and to hear speakers. Many come for inspiration and ideas as well as taking lots of photos of the wide variety of greenery on display. The show runs through to March 23.

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With winter still gripping Ontario, the annual Canada Blooms show opened at the Direct Energy centre on March 14 2014. Visitors to the show came to buy plants and flowers for their gardens and to hear speakers. Many come for inspiration and ideas as well as taking lots of photos of the wide variety of greenery on display. The show runs through to March 23.

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A wall of red tulips is displayed at the Canada Blooms show. With winter still gripping Ontario, the annual Canada Blooms show opened at the Direct Energy centre on March 14 2014. Visitors to the show came to buy plants and flowers for their gardens and to hear speakers. Many come for inspiration and ideas as well as taking lots of photos of the wide variety of greenery on display. The show runs through to March 23.

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Ferns decorate the Wet, Wild and Canadian display at the Canada Blooms show on March 14 2014. With winter still gripping Ontario, the annual Canada Blooms show opened at the Direct Energy centre on March 14 2014. Visitors to the show came to buy plants and flowers for their gardens and to hear speakers. Many come for inspiration and ideas as well as taking lots of photos of the wide variety of greenery on display. The show runs through to March 23.

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