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Coming Nov 11. Free admission. Non-members welcome. Details

Learn more about this little-known spring woodlander. Details

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WANTED - short (20 min) presentation for Members' Showcase after the featured speaker in February .
Gardens, techniques, favourite plants, books, visits. Preferably some horticultural connections. Contact Anna Leggatt

SEED SOWING WORKSHOP  Bev Sutton will be holding this annual event at her home mid-winter. Date TBA. info [at] onrockgarden [dot] com (Contact us) for more information.

What's New!

  • Posted on September 10, 2018

    Taunton Press will give ORG&HPS members 40% off their books and those of their associate publishers (in time for Christmas purchases and gifts.) Check with Bev Sutton for details.

  • Posted on September 10, 2018

    Robert Pavlis, editor of our Plant of the Month, author, mythbuster and blogger has posted a glowing review of “The Ever Curious Gardener – Using a Little Natural Science for a Much Better Garden" by Lee Reich. Read Robert's review.

  • Posted on August 15, 2018

    We are offering a Sempervivum bundle. 10 named varieties of sempervivums, different shapes, colors and sizes. 2 or 3 rosettes of each variety, name tag included. Price $35 plus shipping. We ship on Mondays only. Form of payment: e transfer, pay pal. Shipping upon receipt of payment. If you wish to pick it up in person please order ahead. Please email order with full address to annasperennials [at] gmail [dot] com No substitutes. Sempervivums: Kramer's Spinrad, Dallas, Bronco, Pax, Violaceum, Plum Rose, Rubrum Borsch, Unicorn, Legolas, Pacardian

  • Posted on August 14, 2018

    Hardy orchids are 10% off. Everything else is 30% off until August 31.

  • Posted on June 27, 2018

    Barb and Bella sent us this note: "We just returned from the west coast with some plants and wanted to alert our members who are travelling this summer within Canada by plane. We had the good fortune to spend some time with David and Wendy Sellars. David propagates alpines and offered us as many plants as we could fit in a shoe box in the bottom of a bag. He made a fine collection for us. The airline absolutely agreed that this was an acceptable hand baggage that would fit under the seat or in the overhead bins. However the security pulled our bags out and refused to allow them on the plane. We really had to scramble and were lucky to find a young man who could help us to pack them and put them through ‘oversized’ baggage. This is what we learned: Your can no longer take plants with any organic material in your hand luggage. There is a new threat that Security is screening for that is an organic material about the consistency of bath salts. So, the potting mix and top dressing on our plants mimicked this material and set off the alarms. Unless you can completely bare root your plants, they will get picked up by Security. You can pack your plants in a box and register it as a checked bag. When you check in, you can take the box to ‘oversized’ luggage where it will get a bit easier ride; it will not go into the general hold but be put in the nose of the plane. (Ours came out on its side, not upside down.)"

Upcoming Speakers

Pruning Everything!

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...

Botanizing in Patagonia

Bella Seiden and Barbara Cooper

Barbara Bella have been gardening together in Toronto for more than 20 years. They have developed a particular interest in seeing plants in their natural habitat. Their first big trip in 2012 was to South Africa to see plants in their Spring. In...

Plant of the Month for October, 2018

 (sko-PO-lee-uh  kar-nee-OH-lee-ka)

General Information:

Scopolia carniolica var. brevifolia is rarely found in gardens. It has interesting shinny leaves that develop very early in spring, followed by low-key flowers at a time when few perennials are flowering. It has cream-yellow flowers while the main species, Scopolia carniolica, has chocolate-red flowers.

Scopolia carniolica var. brevifolia by Robert Pavlis

Scopolia carniolica var....