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Speaker: Mike Kintgen. October 19  at 1:30 pm. Non-members welcome, free admission. Details

The list of available species will be published early in December. Read more.

A native Ontario shrub gives summer bloom and autumn colour. Read more.

ORG&HPS GARDEN TOURS

Pending the resolution of an on-going problem with our Flickr galleries, you can still enjoy photos and descriptions of our 2014 garden tours. Chloe Philip highlights the June tour  John Beaulieu's blog describes the July tour. Peter Keeping's photos from the August tour can be found on our Facebook page.

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  • Posted on September 6, 2014

    Member Darren Heimbecker recommends Diervilla sessilifolia 'Cool Splash'. It is very hardy and provides a slow growing cascade reaching just 90cm in height.

  • Posted on September 6, 2014

    Founding ORG&HPS member, Brian Bixley, has collaborated with artist Hallie Watson to produce a mini-book "Ten New Snowdrops" - a commentary on the passion for unusual snowdrops. Brian wrote the brief text and Hallie provided the striking, witty illustrations. Copies of the book are available at Booklore in Orangeville for $10.95 or contact Brian: 547231 8 Sideroad, Mulmur ON, Canada, L9V 2T5. lilactreefarm [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Posted on August 31, 2014

    Everything is 30 - 75% off from Labour Day to Oct. 25. www.whistlinggardens.ca

  • Posted on August 26, 2014

    There is a fascinating discussion on the Scottish Rock Garden Club's forum regarding the use of tea to hasten germination. Experiments are underway to test the effects on several genera. Robert Pavlis has undertaken one of these experiments and you may want to join in, too. Follow the discussion

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Plants to Fall in Love With

Marion Jarvie

Marion Jarvie is a renowned plantswoman who has been gardening in Thornhill for over 30 years. She is passionate about plants and gardening and has travelled extensively to see plants and where they grow. Marion has been involved with both the...

Bulbs of the Eastern Mediterranean

Oron Peri

Oron Peri was born in Jerusalem where he was fascinated from a tender age by the nature that surrounded his home, in particular the annual carpets of red Anemone coronaria and highly scented Narcissus. His main interests are bulbous plants...

Plant of the Month for September, 2014

This plant won’t win an award for its flowers, but it is a very versatile plant that grows well in sun, part shade, full shade, moist or very dry. It has a nice light green colour all summer and gives a good red fall show. For a shade garden, it is a true competitor to hostas.

Diervilla lonicera Robert Pavlis

Diervilla lonicera;photo by Robert Pavlis

For an uncommon plant, Diervilla lonicera sure has a lot of common names including bush honeysuckle, low bush honeysuckle, northern bush...

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