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The plant sale will start at 12:30 noon on Sept 11 at TBG and resume after the speaker. Everyone is welcome! Read more

Speaking September 11. Admission free. Non-members welcome. Details

Peter will give two talks, at 10:30 and 1:30. Free admission. Non-members welcome. Details

A native North American shrub for summer bloom. Details

Members will provide tips at our meeting on Sept. 11. Details


For the September meeting, Anna Leggatt is organizing a Members' Showcase about seed collecting. Please contact Anna if you would like to make a short presentation.



What's New!

  • Posted on August 9, 2016

    ORG&HPS members, Marion Jarvie, Frank Kershaw and Ursula Eley, will be among the instructors for the Fall programs at Toronto Botanical Garden. TBG Program Guide.

  • Posted on July 14, 2016

    Check out the list of alpines and rock garden plants to be seen at RBG in Burlington. Plants in their newly-renovated garden are still being introduced and established. No easy task in the drought conditions this summer!

  • Posted on July 13, 2016

    Seeds of Corydalis species and other spring ephemerals are available now. Because they are sold out quickly, you should place your order ASAP. BotanyCa

  • Posted on July 11, 2016

    Pruhonice Park

    There is a lot of excitement about this conference, now being organized for the 3rd year. May 10 – 15th 2017. Talks are all in English. Speakers from Sweden, Norway, Germany and Czech Republic well as SRGC, AGS and NARGS. Details. ORG&HPS contact is Arie Vanspronsen

  • Posted on June 12, 2016

    Alan McMurtrie's Iris reticulata hybrid Spot On is now available in Canada.

    'Eye Catcher'

    Alan McMurtrie is a leading hybridizer of reticulated irises who hails from Ontario. Some of his beauties are going to be available  this fall from Botanus. Look for White Caucasus (one of the last to bloom), Eye Catcher, Spot On, Sea Breeze, Splish Splash and Sunshine.  info [at] onrockgarden [dot] com (subject: Bulk%20bulb%20Order) (See Alan's website  )


Upcoming Speakers

Viornas - a Special Double Presentation at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Deborah Hardwick

Deborah Hardwick is an avid 'clematarian' who has spent the last 15 years studying, collecting, growing and now hybridizing clematis. Her garden contains a collection of over 1300 registered and species clematis taxon in addition to her nursery with...

Plant of the Month for August, 2016

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General Information:

Itea virginica ‘Sprich’, aka 'Little Henry', is a small shrub that offers several seasons of interest. Adding it to a rock garden of larger plants would be a perfect place for it. Alternatively it can make a nice addition to the front of a perennial bed. Since it can take quite heavy shade it works well in a shade garden, next to your favourite hosta. It will look its best with at least 6 hours of sun.