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The Seedex will be published early in December. More than 1170 listings this year!

A talk by Wolfegang Bonham on Dec.14. Free admission. Non-members welcome. Read more

This allium is one of the last plants to bloom in the fall. Read on.

Mary Ann Robinson presents this Members' Showcase on December 14. Details

Speaker: Frank Kershaw. Jan 11. Free admission, Non-members welcome. Details

ORDER FROM THE SEEDEX ON-LINE!

Early in December, ORG&HPS will publish the list of over 1000 seeds available in its 2014 Seedex.  You will be able to view the offerings on this website and place your order for seeds on-line making payment through Paypal. Please note that the website's Seed Exchange page is "under wraps" until the Seedex  list is distributed to our members. The big reveal will be announced here. Thanks go to Rocky Mei for developing this much-requested feature.

What's New!

  • Posted on November 17, 2014

    Halenia deflexa

    ORG&HPS member, Gabriela Costea, has launched an on-line seed shop. Great photos accompany useful plant descriptions and clear germination details . View website

    Gentianopsis virgata

  • Posted on November 1, 2014

    Chrysanthemum weyrichii

    Wrightman Alpines relocated to St. Andrews, New Brunswick this summer. It looks like they are almost back to normal - greenhouses set up and plants being propogated, so it should be a full list come early December for 2015. Harvey was interviewed on CBC recently. Listen to the interview. www.wrightmanalpines.com

  • Posted on October 29, 2014

    Gardenimport now has a wide selection of Amaryllis available. See website

  • Posted on September 6, 2014

    Founding ORG&HPS member, Brian Bixley, has collaborated with artist Hallie Watson to produce a mini-book "Ten New Snowdrops" - a commentary on the passion for unusual snowdrops. Brian wrote the brief text and Hallie provided the striking, witty illustrations. Copies of the book are available at Booklore in Orangeville for $10.95 or contact Brian: 547231 8 Sideroad, Mulmur ON, Canada, L9V 2T5. lilactreefarm [at] gmail [dot] com

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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 November, 2014

 (AL-ee-um thun-BERG-ee-eye)

General Information:

The last plant to start flowering in my zone 5 garden is  Allium thunbergii ‘Ozawa’, the Japanese onion. As I write this it is October 26, 2014 and we have not had a real hard frost yet which is very unusual. Most common fall flowering plants like mums are finishing up but the Japanese onion is still going strong. It is not bothered by early frost or snow.

Allium thunbergii ‘Ozawa’; photo by Robert...

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