So glad you could visit our site!
It is remarkable how little snow has hit the Toronto area so far this winter...although there have been some last-minute attempts to leave the world cool and white. Never fear! The lengthening daffodils tell us it won't be long now before decent Spring weather arrives.
watch here for our 2016 public appearances
Once again, we will be manning a booth at the Peterborough Garden Show, The Evinrude Center, 911 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough. Friday night, all day Saturday, and Sunday until 4pm. Aside from our booth, there are two ice-pads of small business/artisan/specialty interests to take in. The show prides itself on ensuring these folk are presented, rather than the increasingly common Big-box stores. Come to get a deal, and to support your small local business and garden clubs.
our next General meeting - Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
Our next meeting date is reserved for the annual mum and dahlia tuber auction. As is always the case, everyone is welcome, so do you best to help us pack the room full of excitement. Most of these cultivars are exhibition stock, not that we know in advance which will be represented. Everything being auctioned off is brought by members just before the sale. We do, however, ensure that all stock sold has obvious viability...an eye or shoot must be present. Find us on the second floor of the Toronto Botanical Gardens, Leslie and Lawrence, toronto
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.