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We hope this sale can proceed at TBG on September 13. Large selection of plants. Free admission, public welcome. 

A primrose of endless variety for your shade garden. Read on.


The Super Plant Sale has been tentatively rescheduled to take place in conjunction with our meeting on Sept 13.


What's New!

  • Posted on June 29, 2020

    The garden of Dianne and Gary Westlake (Peterborough ON) was to be part of the ORG&HPS August garden tour which has unfortunately been cancelled due to the epidemic. The Westlakes are sharing a video showing the garden this month. (A second one is also available for May). http:// https://youtu.be/Nz9OP7Yiuo4

  • Posted on June 5, 2020

    Fine Gardening has an on-line feature focussing on ORG&HPS member Lucille Yates' English cottage garden (located in Scarborough ON). Read the article.

    As requested by our members in the recent survey, we have two garden videos to share, both prepared by Arie Vanspronsen.


  • Posted on June 2, 2020

    With the cancellation of plant shows and sales this year, Peter Keeping has lots of healthy stock left waiting for a new home. He has recently received a few additional cultivars which are for sale, too. You will have to pick up your order from his place at Bowmanville. Plants are $10 each. View list. E-mail Peter to place an order.p [dot] keeping [at] sympatico [dot] ca

  • Posted on April 30, 2020

    With cancellation of the Super Plant Sale, Mary Ann Robinson has 19 varieties of tomato plants available at $3 each. Her plants are always sturdy and well-grown. Pick up is in Guelph. maryann_robinson [at] sympatico [dot] ca (Contact Mary Ann) for a list. 

  • Posted on April 25, 2020

    Minding The Garden: Lilactree Farm, by ORG&HPS founding member Brian Bixley, has just been published. Brian is also the author of Essays on Gardening in a Cold Climate and Ten New Snowdrops with Hallie Watson. See details at www.friesenpress.com/bookstore Lilactree Farm holds open days and ORG&HPS members can visit at other times by arrangement.

Plant of the Month for July, 2020

 (PRIM-yew-la  see-BOLD-ee-eye)

General Information:

Primula sieboldii, is a fun little primula with lots of variation in its flowers in both color and petal shape. It blooms after many other primulas and its flowers last for more than 4 weeks. It is a great addition to any shade garden.

Primula sieboldii: photo by Robert Pavlis

Primula sieboldii:photo by Robert Pavlis

The Japanese call it Sakurasou, the cherry blossom herb and they have been...