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   The Canadian Chrysanthemum
and Dahlia Society

So glad you could visit our site!

Thank you for visiting our site. We are a small group of folks who have an interest in growing, and in some cases, showing dahlias and chrysanthemums.  For over 50 years, our members have been sharing stock and information on how best to grow these blooms with whoever has an interest.

Well, now!  Another year behind us, and we move into the new year.  Now we can reflect on what was hot and what was not in our gardens.  Some of us have already made decisions on our 2019 garden and have ordered stock to make those changes.  For others, this is the rest period between the Fall harvest and the planned start in the Spring.  Whichever is the case, garden planning can be a great way to pass the cold and dark of Winter.

 

our 2019 public appearances

We will be again at the Toronto Botanical Gardens event called Jump On Spring.  Mark your calendars for February 23, 10am to 3pm.  Look for our booth just inside the entrance doors of the large auditorium, first booth to the right.  This is a great opportunity to ask our experts questions on all aspects of growing both dahlias and chrysanthemums.  There will also be a great variety of dahlias for sale, both exhibition and garden grade.  This is a bit early for chrysanthemum stock, but we can certainly provide information on where and when such will be available.

 

our next General meeting is - Thu. Jan 24, 2019- 7:30PM.Toronto Botanical gardens, 777 lawrence ave e., studio 2 (upstairs)

 

 

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