So glad you could visit our site!
It is remarkable how little snow has hit the Toronto area so far this winter...I think it is a record. This is nice for us at this moment, but a bit of snow cover would be nice to ensure a good water table in the Spring. The weather in the next two months will decide our Spring growing conditions. It will also tell us whether the prognostications of the many groundhogs were accurate!
watch here for our 2016 public appearances
It won't be long now! Come to Jump On Spring at the Toronto Botanical Gardens, Saturday, Feb 20, 10am to 4pm, and bring your questions. We will be located right inside the main doors.
Also watch for us at Scarborough Seedy Saturday! We had such a marvelous time there last year, that we are back there again - on Saturday April 2 from 11am to 4pm. Click on the link for location map to get there!
our next General meeting - Thursday, Mar 24, 2016
Micorrhizae - one of the toughest words in gardening to both spell and pronounce! However, use of them is considered very beneficial in your patch. John Renaud from Myke will be here to tell us how we can benefit from micorrhizae growth enhancers in our gardens. Roy Fox will be speaking on cutting cultivation and potting on, and Jude Fox will be instructing us on how to best move Dahlias out of storage and get them started
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.