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Fall offers optimal conditions for most perennials to get well established. Coming Sept. 10. Details

Nonmembers are welcome. There is no admission fee. Details

Dictamnus albus contributes attractive flowers and foliage to perennial borders. Read more,

Speaking on October 15. Free admission. Non-members welcome! Details

October 15. A mini-talk about this year's NARGS trip. Details.


Anna Leggatt is co-ordinating the mini-talks again this year. Topics encompass travels, favourite plants, techniques etc. Anyone who is interested in giving a 20 minute presentation at one of our meetings from November to March should contact her.

What's New!

  • Posted on August 15, 2017

    30% off all nursery stock until Sunday August 27, 2017. www.losthorizons.ca

  • Posted on August 14, 2017

    This brand new attraction opens Aug 17. Six-acres with twenty-eight gardens including a Bee, Bird Butterfly Garden, an Oriental Garden, a romantic Rose Garden and the world's largest Colour Wheel Garden. Details

  • Posted on August 1, 2017

    Dawn and Doug Golloher are already receiving request for appointments so decided to open most Thursday evenings 4-7 in August. This year the weather is looking like it is stretching the season a bit. Watch their website for additional days/hours. http://gardensplus.ca

  • Posted on June 14, 2017

    Paeonia peregrina

    Gabriela Costea's on-line seed company celebrates Canada's birthday with a seed sale of red and white flowers and species for which the epithet is 'canadensis'. ORG&HPS members, check your handbook for the discount code for additional savings. http://botanicallyinclined.org/canada-150-celebration-seeds-sale/

  • Posted on May 30, 2017

    "We're a Girl Scout troop from California and we just wanted to reach out and thank you for your wonderful page, onrockgarden.com/resources/links since it's been such a major help to us. My Junior Scouts have been working on their 'Gardener' badge. To further express our gratitude, we thought it would be nice send along a helpful resource that we came across. It's http://store.alansfactoryoutlet.com/Building-Your-Own-Home-Garden-s/1852.htm and it's a great guide to gardening with many resources. ... I'd love to show my troopers that their suggestion was up and running to help other gardeners out. We do our absolute best to follow the Girl Scout slogan of "Do a good turn daily."

Upcoming Speakers

Colour in Your Garden '365'

Darren Heimbecker

Darren Heimbecker is the owner and creative force behind Whistling Gardens, Canada's newest botanical garden. Darren worked as a propagator, shipper and field manager for 18 years before setting out on his own. Darren has a passion for conifers and...

Irises of the Silk Road from the Mediterranean to China

Liz Knowles

Liz & George Knowles have been developing their garden in the Hockley Valley for over 40 years. It includes a number of perennial and woodland beds, a large grass garden and several rock gardens. Liz’s focus is currently on raised tufa beds and...

Plant of the Month for August, 2017

 (dik-TAM-nus  AL-bus)

General Information:

Dictamnus albus always makes a big splash in the garden when it is flowering and even when it is not flowering it is a very interesting plant with good leaf structure.  Even the star-shaped seed heads are interesting. So why is this plant not seen more in gardens? It is very slow growing and I think it costs nurseries too much to get it to a saleable size. Fashions have changed and this fantastic plant has been left behind in favor of more modern plants. That is a real shame since few garden plants will match the presence of a mature Dictamnus.