On Wednesday August 28th, the first day of the dahlia festival, it rained. Which was okay. The garden badly needed water and still does. The rain also cleared the humidity for the next day which was the day Neville from My Mother’s Bloomers gave us an absolutely thrilling demonstration of floral arranging. Neville MacKay is an international educator, writer, and columnist from right here in Nova Scotia.[slid
The festival was able to raise $150.00 by raffling tickets for Neville’s arrangements. The proceeds go to Friends of the Public Garden for their current project, the restoration of the Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain. Please visit their website for more details.
You have to come and see this years Dahlias! That is all I should say.
This is a true exhibit layout for at the Public Garden. The dahlias have been curated to show quality preparation and several of the blooms have won prizes at the Halifax County Exhibition.
Come and visit the Garden at the end of August and you can learn how to keep your dahlias healthy, organically clean of disease and bugs, and how to arrange them for household decoration.
The lovely Lacinated Cactus type dahlia. So pretty in an arrangement.
This is exhibition quality gardening! Come on in and learn how you can garden like this too. Tours are being offered at 10:30 a.m. by the curator of this collection. Our own gardener Amy.
So try to make some time during the festival (August 28,29 and 30th) and be blown away!