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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 September is here, I think we will be seeing marked improvement in the flower patch. Naturally, our tendancy is to dwell on what we wished was different, but I'm still expecting to see lots of eye-popping blooms at the Fall shows.  That was certainly the case at the displays at the CNE.  Thanks to all who exhibited there, and congratulations on your wins!

our 2017 public appearances

This will be our Annual Show - to be held at First Markham Mall, September 23, 2017.  Exhibitors will have until early morning to complete staging, then Judging will follow until approximately noon.  Public viewing will follow judging until approx 2:30pm, when all cut-flower exhibits will be grouped and put up for auction.  This is both great for photo opportunities and for getting wonderful blooms to take home.

 

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 and dahlias for successful overwintering.

 

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.

the CANADIAN CHRYSANTHEMUM AND DAHLIA SOCIETY