Bloom Spring 2018 - Page 7

Editor’s Letter Hi! I’m Brianna McLaughlin, editor of Bloom Magazine. I’m a Toronto local, but grew up outside of the city on a small hobby farm, where gardening and the great outdoors were a major part of my life. While there wasn’t much to do or see out in the middle of rural Ontario, I was happy to spend my time in the garden, or with our sheep, goats, and rabbits. I’ve always had a love for the outdoors, likely stemming from my many years as a Girl Guide. Last summer I visited St. John’s, Newfoundland (pictured), where I was inspired by the bright colours and cheerful locals. Everyone seemed to make it a priority to incorporate colourful planters and window boxes on the front of their homes, making it feel like spring all year round. I hope that you’re able to find the same kind of inspiration right here. Brianna McLaughlin, Editor Welcome to the Spring 2018 issue of Bloom Magazine. Whether you’re a gardening enthusiast, nature lover, or florist, this issue is sure to delight you. enSpring is an exciting time, full of planning and anticipation. Many of you may be in the process of prepping your gardens for the warmer weather ahead, planting seeds and waiting for them to sprout, and gathering inspiration and new ideas to liven up your yard. Some of you may be planning your big day, as wedding season will be quickly upon us. For you we have included an exclusive interview with floral designer Jeff Leatham, providing tips and tricks for your floral arrangements. enNo matter who you are, one thing we all have in common is an appreciation for all things beautiful. So please get cozy, make yourself a cup of tea, and indulge in a good read and some food for the soul. enHappy gardening! Bloom | Spring 2018 05