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So glad you could visit our site!

It seems that every year is different weatherwise, and this year has been no exception.  Much cooler and more rain for the first half, but now that October is here, I think we will be seeing marked improvement in the flower patch, at least until the inevitable frost..but the long-range forecast suggests it will be in the latter part of the month for some of us.

our 2017 public appearances

With the Markham Show now complete, there will not be more shows this year...The first for 2018 will be when we participate in Jump On Spring at the Toronto Botanical Gardens in February

 

our next General meeting - Thursday, October 26, 2017- 7:30PM.

We will be at the Toronto Botanical Gardens for this meeting.  The main topic will be how to lift and store your chrysanthemums (Speaker - Roy Fox) and dahlias (Speaker - Michael Burns) for successful overwintering.  A quick reminder to our members - your membership for 2018 is due by Dec 09, as is membership in the American Dahlia Society.  Renewal for CCDS is $20 for an individual or family, and for the ADS, current members of CCDS have their membership in the ADS subsidized, so that ADS membership renewals remain at $30 Canadian.

 

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