October Meeting and Members' Plant Sale featuring Paul Zammit of Toronto Botanical Garden

Oct 15, 2017 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm

Plant sale begins at 12:30. Speaker begins at 1:30.

Vendors

Joe O'Regan -    Clivias (with 7 or more pairs of leaves) in 7" pots. These are great indoor plants for gift-giving.

Arie Vanspronsen hardy cyclamen and a variety of alpine and rock garden plants

For Auction: Haberlea rhodopensis

You might consider bidding on this as a consortium! It can be propagated by leaf cuttings like its relative, the African Violet.  nargs.org/plant-of-the-month/plant-month-february-2011

Members Showcase:    "Yunan - A Gardener's Treasure House". Anna's Yunnan glimpses - what you might see with the NARGS trip. Shown by Michael Dolbey. This mini-talk describes one of the NARGS tours coming up in 2018.

Lotus Seeds:

Laura Grant has a limited number of lotus seeds available for sale at $1 each. Red single and pink double flowers, open pollinated. They will be available at the Oct.15 meeting. Interested members can email her to order. Check the Handbook for Laura's contact info or send a message to info [at] onrockgarden [dot] com and we'll forward it to Laura.

 

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Presentation

Lessons from the Gardens of My Travels

Paul Zammit
Paul Zammit is the Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden. Paul believes as gardeners we are forever learning. Gardens of all sizes can inspire and teach us both professionally and personally. Join Paul for an energetic presentation in which he will share snapshots and experiences from gardens across Canada, the US, parts of England, Ireland, Germany, Sicily, Bermuda and his birthplace of Malta.

Speaker

Paul Zammit

Paul Zammit, a graduate of the University of Guelph, is the Nancy Eaton Director of Horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden. He is an energetic and passionate speaker who is much in demand and has presented across Canada and in the United States. In recent years, Paul has presented in Germany, Switzerland and Bermuda. He has appeared both on television and in print. For the summer of 2016 and 2017, Paul has had a weekly gardening column on the CBC Here and Now radio program. In October of 2014, Paul lead a 10 day garden and food tour on the island of Sicily. In February 2016, Paul and his wife participated in a week of gardening study at Great Dixter in England. This August he will be heading to England and Ireland to visit and photograph gardens. Paul’s container designs have also been showcased several times in assorted gardening magazines (most recently on the cover of the 2012 special design issue of Garden Making). He also won first place in the Scott’s Miracle-Gro, Do Up the Doorstep competition, for his container entry at Canada Blooms. Paul has been awarded the Young Professionals award by the Perennial Plant Association. He was the recipient of an Industry Service Award.

Location

Toronto Botanical Garden

777 Lawrence Ave. E
Toronto, ON