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An exclusive peek at Canada Blooms: The Flower & Garden Festival

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Canada Blooms RoseThe Canada Blooms Rose is the official flower of 2015
Rosa CA28, first emerged in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in Quebec and was later adopted by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association. The CANADA BLOOMS Rose is a classic looking Hybrid-Tea rose that was grown under the same Canadian Rose Breeding Program that developed the genetics for Emily Carr, Felix LeClerc, and Campfire rose.
This beautiful rose has everything a rose should have: it is pink, fragrant, hardy and resistant disease and our Canadian winters. You might have noticed her at Canada Blooms 2014 where she made a brief appearance thanks to J.C. Bakker & Sons. If not, plan to meet her this March, and you will agree she is the perfect accent to any garden.
Picture by J.C. Bakker Nurseries

Owlery at Spadina House MuseumGarden Club Of Toronto Unveils Owlery At The Spadina House Museum
On May 6th, thirty donors and friends of the Garden Club of Toronto’s “Owlery Project” gathered for a dedication ceremony on the grounds of Spadina Museum, followed by afternoon tea in the sunroom.
The owlery, an imposing copper construction designed and crafted by artist Alexander Moyle, replaced the original structure that stood on the property in the early 1900s.
The new owlery was created in memory of the late Marian Lawson, a devoted Garden Club member who chaired the committee to restore the historic gardens at Spadina in 1984. Marian’s daughters Nancy and Lynne were in attendance, and Lynne Lawson gave a touching address thanking the many donors for their generosity, Spadina for giving the owlery a permanent home, and the Garden Club for providing Marian “a home to nourish her creative skills, her organizational talent, and to make and sustain long-term friendships".
May the owls inhabit the Spadina Gardens for all to envy for years to come, and may their home be a special place that symbolizes Marian’s home of creativity and friendship that was the Garden Club.
Picture courtesy of the Garden Club of Toronto

Garden Hall Composit

Call for Interest:
Canada Blooms and the Toronto Flower Show will be soliciting proposals for the construction of walls and display of the 2015 Toronto Flower Show which occurs during Canada Blooms.
The package detailing the requirements will be available as of September 18 between 9:30am and 4:00pm on weekdays at the Canada Blooms office: 777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto Ontario M3C 1P2 or at the Landscape Ontario office: 7856 Fifth Line South, Station Main, Milton, ON L9T 2X8.
There will also be a required bidders meeting at Landscape Ontario at 10:00am on September 26.

With fall approaching, it's time to get outside and prepare your garden for the onset of a Canadian winter.
There are a lot of little tasks that need to be completed to get your garden ready for winter, and fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs, cut back perennials, remove annuals and get your lawn healthy for next spring.
Remember to keep watering. Trees and shrubs that are deprived of water now will be easily stressed in the winter.

Below is a handy guide to September fall clean up tasks:
  • Collect seed and herbs for drying.
  • Add compost or manure to garden beds.
  • Cover water features with netting to collect falling leaves.
  • Check houseplants for pests, then start to move indoors.
  • Plant new trees and shrubs, to give them at least six weeks before frost.
  • Plant spring flowering bulbs.
  • Clean bird feeders, gardening tools.
  • Continue watering trees and shrubs until the ground freezes.
  • Bring in any clay pots.
  • Pull weeds before they go to seed to reduce the number of weeds next year.
  • Fertilize your lawn.
-- By Landscape Ontario. For a full Fall Checklist visit:


Win Tickets to the Toronto Fall Home Show

Don`t miss the Toronto Fall Home Show, Sept. 18-21, 2014 at Exhibition Place,
where ideas, advice and inspiration all come together, for 4 days only!
Find innovative products, and shop great deals with over 300 retailers and industry experts.

Enter Contest Now!

You can also save $5.00 when you buy your tickets online with promocode 'Canadablooms'
Buy Tickets Now!

Note: Draw ends September 15 at 5pm E.S.T.
Winners will be notified by phone and/or email.
Tickets must pick up onsite at the Will Call desk between Thursday, Sept . 18, 11am and Sunday, Sept. 21, 2pm. 
ID will be required.
Autumn Containers with Paul Zammit at the Toronto Botanical GardenPaul Zammit
Soak up Paul’s secrets to creating a lush and dramatic autumn container display.Get great tips on choosing containers, seasonal accessories and cold-tolerant plant material that will maximize texture, colour and fragrance for fall arrangements. Small class size to ensure individual attention. All top quality plant material supplied. Bring your favourite container to fit a 30-to-38-cm (12-to-15-inch) pot liner.
Please bring your pruners and gloves.

Public $150; Members $135
[PG14F05] Wednesday, October 1, 7 to 8:30 p.m. OR
[PG14F06]Thursday, October 2, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
[PG14F07] Materials for a second planter.
Order by Sunday, September 28.
Register today!
Pictures courtesy of the Toronto Botanical Garden
Orchid Society Coupon Experience the variety of exquisite orchids
at the Central Ontario Orchid Society's 29th Annual Show and Sale

Saturday, September 27 (11-5) & Sunday, September 28 (9-5)

Cambridge Hespeler Arena,
640 Ellis Road,
Cambridge, Ontario

For more information visit:

Save $1 on admission by clicking here.


TBG Organic Farmer's Market Open Year Round
Thursday's from 2 to 7pm, visit: for details.

Toronto Music Garden Free Concerts
Free concerts are on Thursdays and Sundays until September 14.
For a list of who is playing, check out


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