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The plant sale will start at 12:30 noon on Sept 13 at TBG and resume after the talk by Jiri Papousek. Everyone is welcome! Read more

Jiri Papousek is a leader in innovative design and construction. Free admission. Non-members welcome. Details.

Admission free, non-members welcome. Followed by plant sale and another talk by Jiri.  Details

A cheerful addition to the summer rock garden. Read more

ORG&HPS OVER THE SUMMER

Now that gardening season has arrived, our group activities continue with garden tours, informal visits to one another's gardens and seed collecting for our next seed exchange. The May-June newsletter provides full details of the 2015 garden tours. Although there are no meetings over the summer, it's a good time to join ORG&HPS. Annual memberships taken out now will cover the balance of 2015 and all of 2016.

First tour June 28th

Second tour July 26th

What's New!

  • Posted on June 29, 2015

    After nearly two decades of supplying hard-to-find and unusual plants to plantaholics in-the-know, Larry and Evita are retiring. This very special nursery is looking for new owners. Meanwhile, there's a lot happening in the show gardens right now and their summer stock of perennials is selling quickly. Put on your raincoat and drive out to Acton for a visit - real gardeners don't mind a bit of rain, right? Open July 1st.

    Hours:

    Wed-Sun: 10AM to 5PM
    Mon-Tues: Closed

  • Posted on June 23, 2015

    We urge all members to get busy collecting seeds this year. Perennials and annuals, alpines, veggies, woodies, and houseplants are all popular items in the Seedex. Even donations marked "???" and "Mystery Plant" are received with enthusiasm. What is there to lose when you can obtain 60 packages of seed for $15?  See this excellent article on the subject:  http://www.alpinegardensociety.net/pdf_files/seed/Bulletin_pg293_298.pdf

  • Posted on April 10, 2015

    OPEN GARDENS

    Arie and Lee Vanspronsen (2 Union Street in Waterdown) 10am - 5 pm, July 11 & 12. Preview

    Jarvie Garden (Thornhill): 10am-4pm, July 11 & 12, September 26 & 27. Details

    David and Dierdre Tomlinson are the owners of Merlin’s Hollow (181 Centre Street in Aurora), a wonderful one acre garden started in 1981, with over 1500 different plants. Included are woodland beds, scree, stream, pond, bog beds, primulas, arisaemas, terrestrial orchids, perennials and more! They will be holding open gardens on July 4 and 12, 2015 from 10-5. They will also be open as part of Doors Open Aurora on August 15 from 10-4. All visits to their garden are free of charge. You can contact them at 905-727-8979. 

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    Whistling Gardens (Wilsonville): 3rd Annual Garden Party "Painting Rainbows", 1 - 6 pm, July 25. Details. If you're touring by bike this summer, Whistling Gardens is located along the Waterford Heritage Trail, a section of the Trans Canada Trail. The Gardens have just joined this network of cycle friendly attractions.

    Plant Paradise Country Gardens (Caledon): Delphinium Festival, July 4 & 5. Details

    Blossom Hill Nursery (Peterborough): Delphinium Open Garden, July 4. Details

     

  • Posted on April 4, 2015

    In her most recent newsletter, ORG&HPS member Marjorie Harris provides guidance on hiring a landscaper. Details.

Upcoming Speakers

The Good, the Bad and the Struggling at South Coast Gardens

Kevin Kavanagh

Kevin Kavanagh is the owner of South Coast Gardens (2005) , a small specialty nursery and landscape design business in heart of Ontario’s ‘Carolinian zone’. Kevin’s has a longstanding interest in broad-leaved evergreens more commonly associated with...

High and Dry--25 Years on a Sand Dune

Jeff Mason

Jeff has spent a lifetime in the Horticulture industry. With over 30 years of experience, he has worked in virtually every aspect of the industry. He is owner of Mason House Gardens on Brock Rd in Coppins Corners, growing and supplying hardy...

Plant of the Month for July, 2015

 (AL-ee-um  MO-lee)

General Information:

Allium moly is an plant that most people do not recognize as being an onion or garlic. It is short with fairly wide leaves unlike most onions. It also has very vibrant yellow flowers. This great garden plant should be in every garden. It grows just about anywhere, sun, shade, wet or dry – but maybe not in a bog.

Allium moly by Robert Pavlis

Allium moly; photo by Robert Pavlis

Allium moly does not seed...

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