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Our Own Tropical Forest

Inspired by our 2014 theme, WILD!, our Celebrity stage will carry you away to another world…you can dream about South Asia, the Indian Ocean, Australia…it’s all here.

Thanks to the generosity of Valleyview Gardens, the stage has been planted with ornamental bamboo originally from East Asia.  There is also Draceana Song of India, a tropical tree native to Madagascar, Mauritius, and other islands in the Indian Ocean; Kimberly ferns, which originated in Australia; and mass plantings of large leafed colourful Croton Magnificent, Neon Algerian Ivy, and variegated Ginger which is native to tropical Asia.  You will also notice Blue Bismarckia Palms, native of Madagascar, with its silvery-blue, fan shaped leaves; and Phoenix Roebelini, a species of small date palm native to Southeastern Asia. The front of the stage, a mass of bromeliads of all sizes, and variegated pineapple, all in the yellows, blues, greens and pinks complete our wild tropical stage.

Larry Varlese, owner of Valleyview Gardens, and his team worked with Canada Blooms to come up with a concept for the stage. Upon delivery of the plants at the Direct Energy Centre, the team was very active in the placement of the plant material in order to highlight the colours and textures of the different plants. Thank you, Larry and the team for your great work and generosity.

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