February 12, 2010

Atwater Market - Fertilizer Friday

I am working with very scant means today.  My laptop is in the “hospital” for a few days so I am using the photos that I have on my old desktop.  Not a very co-operative creature.    C’est la vie. 

I did discover some pictures that I took last year while visiting Montreal (aka:  Home Sweet Home) just before planting season.  It was kind of a treat to revisit these pictures.  I hope you think so too.

This is the entrance to the Atwater Market.  It is a stone’s throw from downtown Montreal.  It opened in 1933.  Were it not such a landmark, it would not occupy such a prime piece of real estate.
BuildingBeautiful art deco building

 Laneway 2 
With row after row of farm stalls.  Farmers from surrounding areas set up shop for the warmer months (April to November’ish)
Serres Riel
Angel Jardins

All filled with gorgeous plants.  An absolute riot of colour.
Dahlia 1
Dahlia 2
Dahlia 3

This is the outdoor corridor that runs between the outdoor farmer stalls and the indoor market.
The indoor corridor has markets with fabulous foods.   Boulangerie (bread), charcuterie (meats),  fromagerie (cheese), poisonnerie (fish), and the outdoor cremerie (ice cream & sorbet) etc.

Pink flower 

It is a wonderful place to visit, particularly after a long winter. 

I am linking up and getting in the Spring groove with Ms. Tootsie and Fertilizer Friday.    Please visit, it will lift your gardening soul.



Tootsie said...

I was in Montreal last March for an event...I was so in love with Old Montreal that I took hundreds of photos!!! It is like being dropped in another world there!
Have a great weekend friend...I hope you will join me again for more FF Flaunting!!! thanks for playing this week!

Millie said...

Love your photos! Those dahlias are so beautiful, and make me anxious for summer, when I can grow some . Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Darla said...

What a wonderful place...such lovely colored flowers.

RainGardener said...

Beautiful pictures but the one that just blew me away was the pink speckled Dahlia. What a beauty!!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Lovely flowers!! I feel Spring Fever on the way!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a beautiful place. I'd go crazy in a flower market like that!

Peggy said...

The pink lilies are gorgeous!

linda may said...

I love the look of those markets. I could just imagine me wandering there sticky beaking at everything and loving it.

"And so our stories go..." said...

From someone with a brown thumb: WOW! Love your blog.