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Three free tours have been organized for members and their guests. Full details in May and June newsletters.

At our meeting on September 8. Details

Plant of the month. Edraianthus species are most at home in scree and tufa. Details.

At TBG on Sept 8. Free admission, non-members welcome. Details


On July 14, Bev Sutton is hosting the annual newcomers' get-together. New members have been sent invitations and all "old hands" are welcome, as well. Details are in the June newsletter.  July 21 is the next garden tour. Two local gardens to visit in the morning, meeting up at Mason House Gardens for a BBQ lunch. At MHG the new crevice garden will be well underway, and the new raised bed veggie garden is in its second season. Full details will be sent to you in a few weeks. On August 22, the final tour will visit gardens on the east side of Toronto followed by a pot-luck. Details are in the June newsletter.

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Upcoming Speakers

North American Cordillera Plants for the Canadian Garden

Jay Akerley

Jay Akerley is a rock and alpine gardening enthusiast with gardens in both Greater Vancouver and high on the Thompson Plateau in BC's Interior. His degree in Geography from Simon Fraser University and subsequent training at the Pacific Horticulture...

Orchids for Dry and Wet Places in the Garden

Inge Poot

As she describes it, Inge Poot has been gardening all her life. Since her marriage 55 years ago to Peter, her life has revolved around orchids. Inge has a B.Sc.and a Master's degree in mycology. She began her working career as a math and science...

Plant of the Month for June, 2019

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General Information:

Edraianthus horvatii  is a small companula-like plant with vivid blue flowers. It is not very common in gardens but deserves more attention.

Edraianthus horvatii : photo by Robert Pavlis

Edraianthus horvatii :photo by Robert Pavlis

They are differentiated from Companula species by having capsules that split irregularly at the apex. Edraianthus are commonly called rock...