Saturday, April 17, 2010

Open Garden April 25th

Just a reminder to anyone in the Toronto area on Sunday April 25th, that my garden is open to the public as part of Open Gardens Toronto.
Check the link or email me for details.


gardener said...

Wow, just missed visiting you by a week, just got back from a trip down east. Those three containers are great, really tough finding great pots like those in Calgary.

Is the Wiz said...

Good luck with the Open Day.
A propos of animation, I can recall seeing wonderful abstract animations made by scratching exposed film, which bore the legend, Film Board of Canada. It's a terrific medium and very powerful.

mothernaturesgarden said...

Good luck with your open garden.

Barry Parker said...

Hi Gardener,
Too bad you can't make it on the 25th. However please contact me if you're in Toronto in the future, I'd be happy to show you around the garden.

Barry Parker said...

Thanks Is,
Interesting that you should mention the NFB. Did you know that the first commisioner and champion of the Board was John Grierson and that the genius behind the scratched on film animation was Norman Mclaren, both Scotsmen!

Barry Parker said...

Hi Mothernature,
Thanks for the good wishes. Just checked out your site, and see we grow some of the same plants ( except that you are a few weeks ahead of me). I also have Trillium, Dogwood and white Dodecatheon.

Is the Wiz said...

John Grierson hosted a TV programme when I was a tot, showing these and other short films, including many political cartoons from behind the iron curtain. He seemed a very wise old chap to me.
Hope you're now tired but happy after your Open Day.

Barry Parker said...

Actually, my Open day is next Sunday. This ffrom Wikipedia:
"In 1945 Grierson was dismissed from his post as Commissioner of the NFB after allegations of communist sympathy regarding several of the films the Board had produced during the war. Following his dismissal, and the dismissal of three of his coworkers Grierson returned to Scotland.
From 1957 to 1967 Grierson hosted a successful weekly television program on Scottish television, This Wonderful World, which showed excerpts from outstanding documentaries. In 1957 he received a special Canadian Film Award."

Helen said...

Barry, Hoping to see you on Sunday. Happy Earth Day!

Barry Parker said...

Hi Helen,

I'll look forward to that.