Journal, Seedex, Speakers, Sales, Workshops and more -- Join!

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

A talk to welcome spring. At TBG, March 15 1:30 p.m. Free admission. Non-members welcome. Details

After the break on March 15, Erika presents "Flora of Uganda"

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

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

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

Plants to Fall in Love With

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...

Bulbs of the Eastern Mediterranean

Oron Peri

Oron Peri was born in Jerusalem where he was fascinated from a tender age by the nature that surrounded his home, in particular the annual carpets of red Anemone coronaria and highly scented Narcissus. His main interests are bulbous plants...

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.

...

Latest Photo Gallery

2014-Apr-04
members' gardens and plants
2014-Mar-05
Trips
2014-Mar-05
members' gardens and plants
2014-Mar-05
members' gardens and plants
2014-Mar-05
members' gardens and plants
2014-Mar-05
members' gardens and plants
2014-Mar-05
Public gardens
2014-Feb-28
Events
2014-Feb-28
Events
2013-Sep-01
Events
2013-Jul-20
members' gardens and plants
2013-Jun-19
Events
2013-May-10
members' gardens and plants
2012-Dec-20
members' gardens and plants
2012-Dec-20
members' gardens and plants
2012-Sep-09
members' gardens and plants
2012-Jul-08
members' gardens and plants
2012-Jul-07
members' gardens and plants
2012-Jun-03
members' gardens and plants
2012-May-18
members' gardens and plants
2012-Apr-29
members' gardens and plants
2012-Apr-17
members' gardens and plants
2012-Apr-02
Public gardens
2012-Apr-02
members' gardens and plants
2012-Mar-24
members' gardens and plants
2012-Mar-13
members' gardens and plants
2012-Mar-13
members' gardens and plants
2012-Mar-12
members' gardens and plants
2012-Mar-12
members' gardens and plants
2012-Mar-12
members' gardens and plants
2012-Mar-04
members' gardens and plants
2012-Mar-04
members' gardens and plants
2012-Jan-05
Events