So glad you could visit our site!
Now that we are in the grip of winter with the temperatures seldom out of negative territory, this is the time we pull out the pretty pictures from summer, and also crack open the catalogues to start dreaming of what our next crop will look like. I still have some work getting the pictures attached to the 'Show Results' page, but stay in touch - it won't be long. At least all the winning names are there - for both exhibitor and blooms!
watch here for our 2015 public appearances
Perhaps you have already had the Seed Catalogues out already? Dreaming of how to put together an eye-popping garden for this coming summer? While our stock is not yet ready, we will be at the Toronto Botanical Gardens 'Jump on Spring' on February 21, 2015. Come see us at our booth just inside the doors of the Auditorium, and ask us any questions you might have on growing both Chrysanthemums and Dahlias!
Be sure to also catch up to us at the Peterborough Garden Show, April 2 thru 4, 2015. We will be in Booth IG81, near the West end of the IGA Ice Pad. We will have lots of mums, dahlias, and great growing advice for you!
our next General meeting - Thursday, march 26, 2015 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens, 777 Lawrence Ave E., Flr 2, 7:30pm
Ann Polera will be describing how to pot-on your early mum cuttings, and to take the last of the the cuttings for 'Early' mums. Rod Field will instruct us on how to start dahlias from seed, and also how to expand our existing stock and get better flowers by using cuttings. Mark your calendars now, so you won't miss hearing how these experts get their great flowers! If you have other questions on how best to move your stock out of storage and get it growing, bring your questions too.
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.