April 2015Previous Issues
Gardens at Canada Blooms provide wow factor
Gardens at this year’s Canada Blooms achieved the wow factor and then some, for those looking to escape the final days on a long and cold winter.
Feature garden winners at Canada Blooms 2015
Visitors to this year’s Canada Blooms saw some of the best designed and constructed gardens over the show’s past 19 years.
Many contributions help create Landscape Ontario’s gardens at Canada Blooms
Thank you to all of the volunteers who represented the industry in the Landscape Ontario Canada Blooms feature garden during the show.
Family at Best Way Stone proud of growth over 50 years
By 1965, business had improved so much, that Best Way Stone began.
Contractors’ Lecture and Dinner was bustling event
The Feb. 18 Contractors’ Lecture and Dinner event had a great turnout with 100 contractors, designers and suppliers in attendance.
London Chapter has great attendance to end year
London Chapter ended its season of Chapter meetings with two hugely successful meetings.
Lighting conference spotlights getting ready for the season
The 6th annual Landscape Lighting Conference continues to grow through the efforts of the Landscape Ontario’s Landscape Lighting Sector Group.
Paver customers enjoy plant tour
Oaks by Brampton Brick hosted a well-attended customer appreciation day on Mar. 24.
Canadale celebrates 60 years
Canadale Nurseries recently held its eighth annual home and garden show in St. Thomas with over 5,000 visitors taking in the event.
R.J. Rogers announces change of ownership
Richard Rogers, of R.J. Rogers Landscaping of North Gower, has retired from his ownership of the company. He founded the company in 1982.
In memoriam — Hans Joerg Fischer
The landscape industry lost a truly dedicated and knowledgeable landscape professional with the passing of Hans Joerg Fischer.
In memoriam — David Graham Ritchie
David Graham Ritchie, in his 88th year, passed away on Feb. 27, 2015.
MP introduces legislation to cover irrigation
The House of Commons to amend the Canada Water Act to authorize the federal government to play a lead role in promoting the optimum use of water resources in Canada.
Landscape architecture conference comes to Toronto
The Cultural Landscape Foundation to be held May 21-23 at several Toronto venues.
Niagara Falls recognized at garden conference
The City of Niagara Falls received the prestigious Garden Destination of the Year Award at the Garden Tourism Conference on Mar. 17 in Toronto.
Minimum wage going up Oct. 1
The Ontario government has announced that the province’s minimum wage will increase on Oct. 1 to $11.25 an hour from $11.
Wage data released
CNLA in partnership with Landscape Ontario collected relevant wage rate data to provide industry-driven Labour Market Information.
Study shows EAB also attacking white fringetrees
Researchers at Wright State University in Ohio reported that the emerald ash borer had attacked white fringetrees.
CFIA announces horticulture plant list
The CFIA is implementing a new approach to issuing import permits for commonly traded plants intended for planting and propagation.
Grey to Green Conference in June 2015
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities will present The Grey to Green Conference on June 1 and 2 in Toronto.