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New digital era for Horticulture Review
Horticulture Review is now available in an electronic edition, offering some important advantages to readers and the industry.
Trial gardens expanded
The May 6th meeting of the Landscape Ontario Grounds Mangement Commodity Group was a hands on experience, with comittee members and volunteers working to expand and reshape the trial gardens on the south lawn of LO’s Milton office.
LO holds massive garage sale
On May 3rd, Landscape Ontario held its first public garage sale to benefit Conservation Halton.
LO members learn from safety inspection rodeo
Twenty Landscape Ontario members, with 30 trucks and trailers, participated in our first annual safety inspection and information day in Milton.
LO auctioneer helps raise over $21,000
LO’s manager of membership services, Denis Flanagan, was at his entertaining best when he served as auctioneer for the Mississauga Garden Council’s 7th annual Earth: A Celebration event.
Trade shows move up
The continued growth of Landscape Ontario’s trade shows was confirmed with the release of the list showing Canada’s top 50 trade shows.
Sheridan celebrates grand re-opening
Sheridan Nurseries celebrated the completion of a renovation project at its Unionville store with a gala grand re-opening on April 17th.
Plastic recycling project coming to LO
Landscape Ontario will host a pilot project to kick off an exciting recycling project to divert thousands of pounds of plastic pots, trays, tags and film from the landfills toward new products.
Perennial retailers: win a free trip
Interested in a free round trip for two to Holland? It could be yours, simply by photographing your retail display of perennials.
LO’s position on pesticide ban
Following the announcement of the Cosmetic Pesticide Ban Act, Landscape Ontario immediately released its position on the new provincial pesticide legislation.
Acclaimed speakers at Garden Centre Symposium
Two dynamic speakers on business, sales and marketing for the nursery trades, Anne Obarski and Roy Prevost, will headline LO’s Garden Centre Symposium.
LO Provincial Board highlights
The following is a report on the Provincial Board meeting held March 13, 2008 at Canada Blooms in Toronto.
Terry Murphy receives education honour
The Ontario Co-operative Education Association (OCEA) recently presented LO’s Terry Murphy with its Friends of OCEA Award.
Tornado hits Canadale
Canadale Nurseries in St. Thomas had a close call on Sunday, May 18th, when a tornado touched down at around 11:30 a.m. Fortunately, damage to the facility was only minor.
Winter Blooms benefits Hospice Village
The third annual Winter Blooms will help bring some joy to residents of Hospice Village of Care in East Windsor.
London Student Chapter donates plant to Fanshawe
On behalf of LO’s London Student Chapter, president Renee Kendel presented a Sciadopitys verticillata (Japanese umbrella pine) to the gardens of Fanshawe College.
Waterloo Chapter greens another school yard
When the staff and parent council at École Mère-Élisabeth-Bruyere in Waterloo looked for funds to plant three or four trees in their barren school yard, they didn’t think that within a year, the school would receive 26 trees with work underway on a plan to further green the school yard.
Landscapers susceptible to tetanus
Most of us think that tetanus is something we get when stepping on a rusty nail.
OMAFRA Nursery-Landscape Report