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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.
Wed-Sun: 10AM to 5PM
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
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.
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.
The Good, the Bad and the Struggling at South Coast Gardens
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 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
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; photo by Robert Pavlis
Allium moly does not seed...