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The list will be published early in December. See the preview at Nov. 9th meeting. Read more.

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

Plant of the Month: This well-behaved mint attracts butterflies. Read on

Nov. 9 Presenter: Virginia Hildebrandt. Admission free. Non-members welcome. Read more.

View some of the plants listed in this year's Seedex. Bring your photos on disk or memory stick.

ORG&HPS GARDEN TOURS

Included in our summer tours was Sofie and John Bigham's garden in Brooklin, Ontario. Sofie has posted photos of autumn bloom in their garden and a description of their multi-season, innovative use of chives and alliums on Facebook.  See https://www.facebook.com/groups/740896525938734

What's New!

  • Posted on October 15, 2014

    Narcissus 'Thalia'

    Dugald Cameron is having a sale of narcissus at Gardenimport

  • 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

  • Posted on August 31, 2014

    Everything is 30 - 75% off from Labour Day to Oct. 25. www.whistlinggardens.ca

  • Posted on August 26, 2014

    There is a fascinating discussion on the Scottish Rock Garden Club's forum regarding the use of tea to hasten germination. Experiments are underway to test the effects on several genera. Robert Pavlis has undertaken one of these experiments and you may want to join in, too. Follow the discussion

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 October, 2014

 (pik-NAN-thee-mum ten-yoo-ih-FOH-lee-um)

General Information:

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium is a member of the mint family. Since mints are extremely invasive and difficult to remove from the garden you might be thinking, I’ll pass on this one. But that would be a mistake. This mint seems fairly well behaved and is an insect/butterfly magnet. It is native to the north-east part of North America, including Ontario.

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium; photo by Robert Pavlis

P. tenuifolium is...

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