Special Double March meeting featuring Deborah Hardwick

Mar 12, 2017 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Morning Session: 11 am - 12 noon   "The Virtuous Viorna"

Afternoon Session: 1 pm - 4 pm       "The Productive Viorna"

Please note that this special double meeting will be held in the Garden Hall.

Bring your lunch and stay for the afternoon session!

Deborah's talk definitely starts at 1:30 p.m.

Sale of Seed Sowing Supplies

  • glassine envelopes  50/$1
  • vinyl plant labels  50/$3
  • pots and matching trays
    • for small alpines and seedlings - 2 5/8" square, 3 1/2" tall,   10/$1 or 100/$9   trays $1.75 each. Only 50 pots and 2 trays are left. If you want these reserved for you,  info [at] onrockgarden [dot] com (contact us)
    • for larger plants - 3 3/4" square, 4" tall,   10/$1.50,  trays $2 each
  • sheets of 10 cell packs, each unit containing 6 cells,   $.50 each
  • there will be a few plug trays,  $.50 each

Membership Cards

At the request of several members, we have prepared membership cards which you can pick uyp at the meeting.

Plant Sale

Virginia Hildebrandt has Hellebores, Draba aizoides and a few Orchids in bloom which  she'll be selling at the meeting.


  • Pussy Willows


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

Deborah Hardwick
THE VIRTUOUS VIORNA -Garden Hall 11:00 a.m. This is the first of two talks by Deborah Hardwick. This one hour session will provide an overview of the species and distribution of Clematis viorna in North America, with emphasis on hardy species and hybrids. Specifics also include a guide to planting viorna in the garden , and detailed care requirements based on the substrate and conditions where the species are endemic. THE PRODUCTIVE VIORNA - The Garden Hall 1:30 p.m. This one hour session will provide a step by step look at clematis propagation for the hobbyist including seed germination, vegetative cuttings, and hybridizing. Specifics include a brief history of the hybridizing of Native American viorna clematis, and detail on interspecific crosses within viorna and the outcomes.


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 hundreds of proprietary hybrids. In addition to being a frequent contributor to the journals of both the British Clematis Society and the International Clematis Society, Deborah is also one of the authors of the Clematis of the Month series for the ICLS and a member of the Garden Writers of America. A professional consultant in the beauty business by vocation, Deborah describes her avocation as “ a single genera focus and relentless obsession to learn, network, collect and share knowledge about clematis.”


Toronto Botanical Garden

777 Lawrence Ave. E
Toronto, ON