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Our biggest plant sale of the year. Not to be missed! Read more.

April's Plant of the Month features an unusual sedum for trough or rock garden. Read more

Panayati Kelaidis has posted a blog about his visit toToronto at ORG&HPS on April 13. Read the blog.

Open Gardens

Some of our members open their gardens to the public.

Merlins Hollow
10:00 am-5:00 pm on May 11, June 8, July 6 and July 14
181 Centre Cres, Aurora, ON

Marion Jarvie marionjarvie [at] sympatico [dot] ca (e-mail)
10:00 am-4:00 pm on April 26-27, May 31-June 1, July 19-20, September 20-21. Rain or Shine!
37 Thornheights Road, Thornhill, ON

Virginia Hildebrandt info [at] onrockgarden [dot] com ( e-mail)
9:00 am-5:00 pm on May 17 & 18 and throughout the summer, by request
4075 Victoria Rd S,  Puslinch, ON

What's New!

  • Posted on April 24, 2014

    The Plant List is the primary reference ORG&HPS uses to determine correct nomenclature. Version 1.1 has recently been published on The Plant List's website updating the material initially posted in 2010.

  • Posted on April 10, 2014

    Saturday July 26, all day. Return to ‘simpler times’ through the rediscovery of the Garden Party of yesteryears, featuring wine, song, FREE entertainment, garden tours and more! This is all ages, family friendly event. Costumes are welcome too! In support of Norfolk General Hospital. info [at] whistlinggardens [dot] ca (Contact Whistling Gardens) to register. Darren Heimbecker, owner of these gardens, is an ORG&HPS member.

  • Posted on April 10, 2014

    July 5 & 6, 2014 9:00am-5:00pm.  ORG&HPS member, Plant Paradise Country Gardens, is hosting the 7th annual Delphinium Festival. It is a celebration of summer in the garden that includes guided talk & tours of the botanical gardens, plant sales, BBQ lunch, artisans, and a presentation by the world renowned Delphinium hybridizer and creator of the New Millennium Delphiniums from New Zealand, Terry Dowdeswell. Free, reserved seating. Visit their website for more information. www.plantparadise.ca

  • Posted on January 15, 2014

    I've Got / I Want  is a new column in the newsletter. To share your ephemeral seeds, post an ad when they about to ripen. You can also put an ad in the column if there is a seed or plant you are lusting for or you have a good book or gardening item that needs a new home. Going to a NARGS Meeting and want a companion? Find out who else is going! To place an ad, journaleditors [at] onrockgarden [dot] com (e-mail the editors.)

Upcoming Speakers

"The World of Hepaticas"

John Massey

John Massey is a nurseryman, plant breeder, plant collector and, above all, a passionate gardener. He acquired Ashwood Nurseries as a teenager in 1968, straight from school and with no formal training in horticulture. John is a specialist in...

Plant of the Month for April, 2014

 (SEE-dum roo-PES-tree KRIS-tah-tuh)

General Information:

A well behaved, unusual sedum that always gets a comment from visitors.  Sedum repustre is a common bluish green sedum that spreads quickly, and the variety S. rupestre  ‘Angelina’ is a well-known yellowish version that is almost invasive. Sedum rupestre f. cristata looks quite different, and does not spread very quickly. It makes a great rock garden plant and stays small enough to be suitable for a trough.

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