So glad you could visit our site!
We knew that the snow was coming, but now the question is.."Why does it stay so long?" We know that all we can do is to be patient. As a local golf course has posted "Only 45 days to tee-off" Simply, this is the season of perusing all those catalogues and websites, to sort out how our garden will be filled this Spring.
watch here for our 2014 public appearances
Our next public appearance will be at the Peterborough Home and Garden Show, in the Evinrude Pavilion...Hope to see you there for some information of growing mums and dahlias, and for some really great deals on exhibition cultivars.
our next General meeting - Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 - Held at the toronto botanical gardens, leslie & lawrence, 7:30pm
The next General Member Meeting will be held on Thursday, Mar 27, 2014, with Roy Fox instructing us on the fine points of taking Chrysanthemus from cuttings to planting in the garden, and Horst Hofauer will be providing his direction for dahlia cultivation, from storage to being planted in our gardens. Both of these men are outstanding growers and exhibitors, so don't miss it!
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.