We'll be at Get the Jump on Spring on Feb. 23.  Drop by for advice, seeds and memberships. Read more.

On April 7, 12:30. Great plants and super bargains. Public is welcome. No admission charge. View details

At Toronto Botanic Garden. Public is welcome. No admission charge. Details

At TBG. April 7. 11 am "Alpines". 1:30 pm "Saxifragas". Public is welcome. No admission charge. Details.

A lovely spring ephemeral. Read more.

Free admission.  The public is welcome. Click here for details.


We have a large selection of gardening books which will be up for auction and sale at the March meeting. On April 7, we'll hold the first plant sale of the season. Some of our members have given their plants a head start and will be bringing items from their greenhouses and hoop houses.

What's New!

  • Posted on January 23, 2019

    Michigan Great Lakes Chapter Gala, May 17,18,19. 2019. Friday evening social time in the garden of Tony Reznicek's house at 6 pm for a welcome meet up and a plant sale. Visiting private gardens in the Ann Arbor area on Saturday and Sunday. Some gardens will have plants for sale, and they are trying to arrange for phytos. Saturday evening dinner with Vojtech Holubec from the Czech Republic as the speaker. Promises to be a fantastic weekend. Hotel can now be booked. Rooms $99.00 a night. 1-800-443-3050 Group code NARG2019. Please e-mail Arie if interested, to confirm how many will attend from ORG&HPS.

  • Posted on January 20, 2019

    Type NEW in the searchbox of www.gardensplus.ca to see the 2019 additions to their stock. Draws, bonuses and special pricing available now.

  • Posted on January 14, 2019

    Peter has supplied his list of clematises available this year.  View the plant list. No mail orders.p [dot] keeping [at] sympatico [dot] ca ( Contact Peter) to reserve your plants for pick-up at the Super Plant Sale.

  • Posted on December 14, 2018

    photo: Fine Gardening Magazine

    Members, Linda and Chen Choo, have a real gem of a garden in Milton, Ontario. Read excerpts from the article in Fine Gardening and review the plant identifications provided with the article.

  • Posted on November 21, 2018

    What better gift for a gardener or seedaholic? Gabriela Costea now sells gift cards in denominations of $15, $20 and $25. Details. 

Upcoming Speakers

The Joy of Sax

David Sellars

David Sellars is an award winning photographer and writer and is a regular contributor to the NARGS Rock Garden Quarterly. Together with his wife, Wendy, he is developing an extensive alpine and woodland garden in coastal British Columbia.

11:00 a.m. "European Treasures" 1:30 p.m. "Growing Alpines in Southeastern Norway"

Geir Moen

Geir Moen lives about 70 km northeast of Oslo, Norway. He has been passionate about plants from his childhood when his grandmother taught him how to sow and grow annuals. By 11 he had saved enough pocket money to sign up for a membership in the...

Plant of the Month for February, 2019

 (Jefferson-ee-a dy-FIL-uh)

General Information:

Jeffersonia diphylla is uncommon both in the wild and in gardens. It starts early in spring with purplish new growth that opens with white flowers long before leaves show on deciduous trees. Unfortunately the flowers only last a few days. Its real beauty comes next as the blue-green leaves develop. The shape of these is very unusual and look as if someone has pasted two leaves together, hence the name diphylla.

Jeffersonia diphylla :...