Spring is in the air. The big garden shows are gearing up. Time to go shopping for some wonderful metal garden art.

One of the things I love about this time of year is the promise in the air. The promise of warm weather and blooming flowers. Of exciting times ahead.

I love to attend the Canada Blooms garden show, because it helps dispel the lingering chill in the air. Surrounded by rows upon rows of fragrant spring flowers, and beautiful landscaped gardens, it is a little bit of paradise. You never know what secrets await you around the corner – like this rusted metal car, half-buried in the daffodils.

It is also my opportunity to shop for unique, quirky and one-of-a-kind metal yard art. Every year I find some interesting pieces to add to my collection. Recycled metal sculptures, rusted garden stakes, and garden lanterns. My finds are usually quite eclectic.

Gardening shows also are gathering places of like minded souls. Often I go by myself because it gives me the opportunity to wander around at my leisure, take in all the sights and sounds, and stop and converse freely.

Gardeners are very giving folks and like to share their wisdom and experience. The different horticultural societies are always present,  so it you are a lover of daylilies – like me – you can stop and  chat with the friendly souls at the Ontario Daylily Society.

While wandering around though I am always on the lookout for just one more piece of metal garden art. Because you can never get enough of a good thing. Time to go shopping!

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