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So glad you could visit our site!

A warm welcome to Ann Polera, incoming President for 2018.  This leaves Murray Thompson to assume the role of the Past President, after 5 years at the helm.  Since help is still needed (due to medical concerns) he will be staying in the 1VP role for 2018.

So we now are past Christmas, and are now looking at a new year in the gardens, and for some of us, in the greenhouses.  A whole new year in the garden is to be planned, as we navigate the frosty grip of winter. Where would we be without pleasant anticipation of warmer weather?

our 2018 public appearances

The first show will be when we participate in Jump On Spring at the Toronto Botanical Gardens, February 17, 2018.  Look for us at the booth just inside the auditorium main doors.

 

our next General meeting - Thursday, January 25, 2018- 7:30PM.Toronto Botanical gardens, 777 lawrence ave e., studio 2 (upstairs)

The 'ideal starting' meeting where we learn how to get our crops going early by vegetative cuttings.  Jim Hall will be giving us his method of waking tubers and striking and starting Dahlia cuttings, and Ann Polera will be giving the same advice on how to wake up your Chrysanthemum stools, get the rhizomes growing, and how to take, root and care for those cuttings.

 

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 encourage you to visit 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.

the CANADIAN CHRYSANTHEMUM AND DAHLIA SOCIETY