March 17

National Home Show & Canada Blooms@Enercare Centre-Fri.,March 8th- Sun.,March 17th,2019

The National Home Show & Canada Blooms is the largest North American display of innovative products, new ideas & great deals for all things home & garden with over 800 retailers & industry experts.

This year’s “Dream House” was Alexis by Bonneville Homes.
Every year, the team strives to outdo itself and design a beautiful and functional home. Alexis definitely meets this description. The gorgeous two-storey home boasts 2,000 square feet of space, divided up into various areas for every member of the family. Outside, a majestic double-pitched, ledgeless roof is the epitome of contemporary sophistication. The clean lines flow all the way into the interior, where the large common living spaces feature high ceilings and exposed wood beams. Add to that the breathtaking 32-foot-long window wall and it’s easy to see that this home is in sync with the surrounding environment.

Now entering its 23rd year, Canada Blooms was founded by Landscape Ontario and The Garden Club of Toronto. Each year it is supported by a committed group of partners, sponsors and volunteers. Canada Blooms has been named One of Ontario’s Top 100 Events by Festivals and Events Ontario, and One of North America’s Top 100 Events by the American Bus Association.
Canada Blooms, Canada’s largest flower and garden show, was pleased to annouce Bruno Duarte of Fresh Floral Creations as Floral Artist of the Year for 2019. Competing in the first live Floral Artist of the Year Competition at Canada Blooms on March 15th, Duarte crafted a stunning design to earn top prize of $1,000 and a coveted title.
Twelve of the nation’s top amateur and professional floral designers came out to compete for the title of Floral Artist of the Year, where they were given identical materials and four hours to create an original floral design. Competitors were also tasked to draw inspiration from the theme: ‘The Ties That Bind.’
Talented floral designers and artists also received awards this year for their spectacular work in Floral Alley:
Best Representation of Floral Alley Theme: We Are Family presented by Highland Evergreen Supply: Jennifer Harvey
Outstanding Use of Artistic Elements presented by Oasis Floral Products: Rhonda Jaxa-Aksentowicz & Svetlana Papushina
Best Overall Quality of Workmanship presented by Ontario Flower Growers Cooperative: Rhonda Jaxa-Aksentowicz & Svetlana Papushina
Most Creative Use of Colour presented by Farm To Canada: Derrick Harry Foss
Judges Choice: Derrick Harry Foss
CAFA Awards of Excellence: Rhonda Jaxa-Aksentowicz & Svetlana Papushina

Mark’s Choice is Mark and Ben Cullen’s personal seal of approval on more than 200 gardening products available exclusively at Home Hardware stores across Canada.
Co-located with the National Home Show, Canada Blooms takes place March 8th to 17th, 2019, at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto. For more information or for tickets, please visit Follow Canada Blooms on Twitter @CanadaBlooms and Like it on Facebook.

About Canada Blooms
Canada Blooms is an annual world-class festival that connects people to the joys and benefits of nature through experiences with gardens and flowers by promoting, educating, inspiring and celebrating all aspects of horticulture. A not-for-profit organization that gives back to the community throughout the year by funding community garden projects around Ontario, Canada Blooms is also dedicated to providing the community with horticulture expertise, education and resources on an ongoing basis.

About Mark’s Choice
Mark’s Choice Ltd. is a horticultural communications and marketing company, with the brand being attached to dozens of products available at Home Hardware stores across Canada — including gardening tools, soil, seeds, gloves and other equipment useful in the garden. Before a product is approved as Mark’s Choice, it must past rigorous testing, ensuring it is made from high-quality materials, meets the needs of Canadian home gardeners, is tough enough to stand up to commercial use and will help Canadians create great looking lawns and gardens. Possibly Canada’s best-known gardener, Mark’s Choice President Mark Cullen is a third generation career gardener, and a “garden communicator” unlike any other. He is a best-selling author, with more than 20 books on gardening to his credit. Mr. Cullen actively maintains his website, where he has answered more than 10,000 questions from gardeners across the country.

We would like to thank Courtney De Claire
Public Relations Project Manager and Erin Bonner-Account Coordinator of PUNCH Canada Inc. for the invitation to this event.