So glad you could visit our site!
The 'Average Frost' date for the Toronto area is approximately Oct 15, so soon the fall dig will soon be here. Time to make sure you make decisions on which plants to keep, which to remove or replace. Soon you will need to have all the storage equipment ready to receive the crop for another year.
watch here for our 2015 public appearances
With the annual the annual Canadian Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society Exhibition at the Agincourt Mall now behind us, that completes our public activities for 2014
our next General meeting - Thursday, October 23 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens, 777 Lawrence Ave E., Flr 2, 7:30pm
Come learn how to close your crop for 2014, and properly prepare for overwintering your cultivars for the best start of 2015. Ross Harrison will be making a presentation on harvesting and storing your dahlia roots, and Ann Polera will cover the methodology for how to overwinter your exhibition chrysanthemum stock. Both are expert growers in their fields. Ross has raised dahlias for many years in Scarborough, and Anne is a second generation chrysanthemum grower, who lives in the Beaches area of Toronto. If you grow either of these plants, you will not want to miss these presentations
We welcome you to our group
If Chrysanthemums or Dahlias have caught your attention (or if you already grow them), why not consider joining our society? Our membership covers several provinces, even though our main member base is from the area in Ontario which stretches from Hamilton, to Aurora, to Keswick, to Cobourg. We plan about 6 meetings per year, holding most in the Toronto Botanical Gardens site. While not mandatory, we do encourage members who are close enough to the Exhibitions to show their best blooms, and/or participate in those shows. Our first show is held in Markham, Ontario in early September, and our second show is held in Agincourt, a suburb of Toronto. We also participate in the Hamilton Mum Show in the Gage Park Greenhouses in that city, in late October and early November. Membership in our society also brings our newsletter Cuttings, which is full of timely advice on growing and showing, plus other newsworthy items
For speaking engagements in the toronto area
We have people who are able to make quality presentations on chrysanthemums, dahlias, or both. While most members grow one or the other, some have tried both. Naturally, that means we are still learning our craft as well. Most areas we have served thus far are somewhat close to Toronto, so travel costs can be somewhat mitigated. Contact us for speaker fees, availability, and for proposed dates. For e-mail info, click the 'About Us' tab.