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Plants from commercial vendors and our members' gardens. See details.

Marion Jarvie is our speaker on April 19. Free admission. Non-members welcome. Details

Read more about Erythronium americanum, our plant of the month.

 There is a double bill for the Members Showcase on April 19 following the break.

This sale will feature members' donations of whatever early treasures become available as spring arrives.

BRIEF UPDATES

Our Facebook page has frequent postings with lots of photos. Check it out and join in the discussions.

Inclement weather on the day of the February meeting kept many members at home. If you usually attend meetings, your Handbook will be available to pick up at the membership desk in March. After that, we'll mail any which have not been distributed.

80 members have volunteered to help with the Super Plant Sale. Bev Sutton would appreciate hearing from anyone who anticipates having plants to donate.

What's New!

  • Posted on March 3, 2015

             

    ORG&HPS members Marjorie Mason and Jeff Mason will lead tours this August. Jeff's goes to Philadelphia, Marjorie's to Scotland. See www.masonhousegardens.com. Closer to home, Frank Kershaw will lead day tours for TBG. Details.  Last April another member, Marjorie Harris, wrote in her blog "... I made the decision  not to go on any more tours....unless, of course, I change my mind."

  • Posted on February 28, 2015

    Members Trish Murphy and Michael Peterson will open their new nursery called Beaux Arbres in Bristol, Quebec this spring.   botanicalartstalk.wordpress.com  lists  their native seeds for sale and  features Trish's description of her winter sowing technique.

  • Posted on January 12, 2015

    Clematis 'Guernsey Cream'

    ORG&HPS member, Peter Keeping, will provide a list of the varieties he will be selling in 2015. His plants are available at our sales as well as others, but cannot be obtained by mail order. p [dot] keeping [at] sympatico [dot] ca (subject: clematises%20for%20sale%202015) (email)

  • Posted on January 5, 2015

    Gabriela Costea offers a variety of woodland, native and rock garden seed, some of which has been moist packed to ensure success. View her Seed Shop.   Mandy Botincan of Tyndall, Manitoba carries heirloom vegetable seeds.  Each listing gets a personal review. www.mandysgreenhouse.com  Both of these ORG&HPS members have very reasonable prices for their seeds and their small businesses do not need to charge tax.

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 March, 2015

 (er-ih-THROH-nee-um a-mer-ih-KAY-num)

General Information:

Erythronium americanum is a great little plant for the spring, shade garden. It is native to most of Eastern North America and can found in many wooded areas in this region.

Nice mottled leaves with a yellow-orange tinged flower, Erythronium americanum  is commonly called yellow adder’s tongue, yellow trout lily, yellow fawn lily and yellow dog-tooth violet.  However it is not a violet.

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