May 2008Previous Issues
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LO Member Profile
London members think spring
The London chapter held its final chapter meeting of the season on March 11, with 36 members attending.
Many attend annual open house at Kooy Brothers
Vehicles filled the parking spaces along the side of the street for nearly two kilometres, while a police officer directed traffic created by the many visitors to Kooy Brothers Lawn Equipment’s 2008 open house.
Project promotes balcony garden
Toronto Balconies Bloom aims to increase gardening on balconies as a way to cool the environment, expand local food production and improve visual facades.
Over 20,000 in attendance at RBG’s annual garden show
Although the temperatures outside were summer-like, that didn’t stop over 20,000 people from moving indoors to enjoy the Ontario Garden Show at the Royal Botanical Gardens.
SIMA launches Canadian CSP program
The Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA) is pleased to announce the launch of a Canadian version of the Certified Snow Professional (CSP) program.
Scholarship recipients say thanks for support
Each year, the Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation (OHTF) announces a number of scholarships, bursaries and awards for high school and post secondary students.
Spring arrives early at Canadale Nurseries
When the owners of Canadale Nurseries found out their local home show wasn’t running this year, they decided to stage it themselves – at their store in St. Thomas!
Redesigned websites help trade show visitors
The trade show department at Landscape Ontario is proud to announce it has revamped LO’s show websites.
Greenhouse growers vote to fund consumer promotion
A majority of Ontario’s greenhouse floriculture growers voted to support Flowers Canada (Ontario) as their representative association.
LO Provincial Board highlights
The following is a report on the Provincial Board meeting held Feb. 20, 2008 at the LO home office in Milton.
High School Horticulture
OMAFRA Nursery-Landscape Report
Rapid spring warm up provides challenges for nursery growers
When I was a kid, we had so much snow in the winter that we would build snow forts that were 10 feet high. When I was a kid, we always had a white Christmas. When I was a kid, April was a dreaded month for walking to school because of all the rain, mud and cool weather. Now we seem to go from winter to summer, with lots of drying winds.