Events Calendar

January In Person and Zoom Meeting featuring Kevin Kavanagh: "Great Companion Plants for Rhododendrons and Azaleas"
Sunday 14 January 2024, 01:00pm - 04:00pm

Zoom meeting checkin and in person social begins at 1:00.  Our meeting location is at the Toronto Botanical Garden.  All members will receive an invitation by email to join the Zoom meeting.  A reminder will be sent the day before.  If you can't find your copy of your invitation, first check your spam.  If you still can't find it, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before noon telling us of the problem and we will resend it.

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      Kevin Kavanagh

      Great Companion Plants for Rhododendrons and Azaleas 


 Member's Showcase: Virginia Hildebrandt

Virginia's talk is about. 'Putting troughs to bed'.  It isn't the only way, but has worked for me.  I have been asked to discuss my method in the past and thought this might help those who were not sure.

Virginia is a lifelong gardener, with thanks to an English granny.  She worked in Medical Technology first and after marrying Henry and having two children, went back to school and earned a B.Sc. (biochemistry), M.Sc and Ph.D. in plant physiology.  She worked at Stokes Seeds for 10 years and cloned plants in my own laboratory for the wholesale trade. Virginia met members of ORGS at either Canada Blooms or another garden show, bought some seeds and never looked back.  Virginia joined ORGS and served as vice-chair, chair, past chair and worked on the Program committee for a while too.