October 2009Previous Issues
Greening Ontario's highways
About a year ago, Nick Close, landscape architect for the Ministry of Transportation, came by my office with a PowerPoint presentation that depicted many years of plant failures on Ontario highways. As a landscape architect responsible for the plant material, he was frustrated.
Professional And Workforce Development
LO Member Profile
Growers raise over $18,000 at auction
More than 200 members and industry professionals enjoyed great weather and even better plant material at the LO Growers’ Group Auction on Sept. 10.
Certification will undergo changes in 2010
Beginning in January of 2010, big changes are coming to the certification program under a new brand name, Landscape Industry Certified.
LO members are top tree climbers
Gage Park was home to some of Ontario’s top tree climbers at the 21st Annual Ontario Tree Climbing Championship, hosted this year by the City of Hamilton on Sat., Sept. 12th.
Open air trial helps growers plan for next year
Sobkowich Greenhouses in Grimsby opened its outdoor trial area and gardens for industry viewing and evaluations at the end of July. Over 300 individual Proven Winners’ plants and combinations were on display, including all the new plant introductions for the 2010 season.
Snow symposium numbers are best-ever
LO’s Snow & Ice Symposium continued its amazing growth with the 2009 version.
Welcome Keziah Kristina Helder
Nathan and Michelle Helder of Waterdown have welcomed into their lives a healthy 7 lb., 5 oz. baby girl named Keziah Kristina.
In memoriam - Bob Allen
The LO family expresses sympathy to long-time member Bob Allen of RW Allen Horticultural Services in St. Thomas, whose mother Nell Allen passed away on Aug. 28.
Complaints: Are customers always right?
As an association, LO takes great pride in our members and the work that they do.
Ottawa member featured in U.S. magazine
Greenlife Garden Care + Landscaping of Ottawa was featured in a magazine article in the U.S.-based Walker Talk, a bi-annual publication by Walker Mowers.
LO members win SIMA awards
Four member companies of Landscape Ontario were recipients of awards by Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA).
Green for Life is written in stone
Actually it’s written in stone in a number of locations, thanks to the generosity of Randy Adams of Adams Landscape Supply in Kitchener.
Letter To The Editor
Georgian Lakelands chapter continues to help Gilda’s Club of Barrie
Members of the Georgian Lakelands Chapter are once again busily preparing to volunteer their expertise and energy to help Gilda’s Club in Barrie.
Ottawa CHT certification is all-round success
All reports from the CHT certification program in Ottawa, on Aug. 13 and 14, reveal that it was a great success. The event took place at Kemptville College.
As of Oct. 26, hand-held devices banned in Ontario
The Ontario government’s Bill 118 will become law on Oct.26. When it does become official, it will be illegal to use a hand-held device while operating a motor vehicle.
Know your pests and diseases: Leafhopper
Leafhopper is a common name applied to any species from the family Cicadellidae. Leafhoppers belong to one of the largest families of plant-feeding insects.
Research to develop a better petunia
A co-operative effort by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and the University of Guelph will study methods to create a new and improved petunia.
OMAFRA Nursery And Landscape Bulletin