So glad you could visit our site!
What a diverse winter we have had weatherwise. Very atypical to have double-digit highs, only to be swiftly followed by double digit lows. At this point, however, it is only a few days until Spring, and soon to follow is another growing season. Time to start getting our seeds planted and our tools in order.
our 2017 public appearances
Perhaps you saw us at Jump On Spring in mid-February at the Toronto Botanical Gardens. If not, we will soon be found at Scarborough Seedy Saturday, and a week later at the Peterborough Garden Show. Ask us your question relating to growing, showing, and storing chrysanthemums and dahlias. Perhaps you wish to give them a try? We will have stock for sale at both events.
our next General meeting - Thursday, March 23, 2017
Our next meeting will be at the Toronto Botanical Gardens, upper level, with Ann Polera covering cultivar terminology and how to pot-on chrysanthemums, and Alice Wagner will be describing how she gets her dahlia crop out of storage and into pots, and later into the garden. Meetings all start at 7:30pm
We welcome you to our group
If Chrysanthemums or Dahlias have caught your attention (or if you already grow them), why not consider joining our society? Our membership covers several provinces, even though our main member base is from the area in Ontario which stretches from Hamilton, to Aurora, to Keswick, to Cobourg. We plan about 6 meetings per year, holding most in the Toronto Botanical Gardens site. While not mandatory, we do encourage members who are close enough to the Exhibitions to show their best blooms, and/or participate in those shows. Our first show is held in Markham, Ontario in early September, and our second show is held in Agincourt, a suburb of Toronto. We also participate in the Hamilton Mum Show in the Gage Park Greenhouses in that city, in late October and early November. Membership in our society also brings our newsletter Cuttings, which is full of timely advice on growing and showing, plus other newsworthy items
For speaking engagements in the toronto area
We have people who are able to make quality presentations on chrysanthemums, dahlias, or both. While most members grow one or the other, some have tried both. Naturally, that means we are still learning our craft as well. Most areas we have served thus far are somewhat close to Toronto, so travel costs can be somewhat mitigated. Contact us for speaker fees, availability, and for proposed dates. For e-mail info, click the 'About Us' tab.