December 2022

Previous Issues

Growing Green Cities

By Karina Sinclair & Scott Barber
A livable city is a green city. It’s a place where biodiversity and sustainability drives innovation. In search of inspiration for Canadian landscape and horticulture professionals, Landscape Trades journeyed across the ocean to uncover the creative solutions celebrated at Floriade Expo 2022 — Presented in partnership with Trees for Life.

State of the Industry Report 2022

By Scott Barber
What is the takeaway from this year's report? It’s a bit of a mixed bag. Demand remains strong but labour shortages and inflation are causing headaches across the country. Find out what Canadian landscapers had to say.

Congress 2023 Preview

By Terry Childs
Congress celebrates its golden 50th anniversary Jan. 10-12, 2023 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Congress is all about coming together to learn, network, do business and have a lot of fun. Here are my top reasons why you can't miss this year's show.

Living wage employers

By Jordan Whitehouse
“The benefit of having the living wage is that we’ve been able to sort of pick and choose the people who have chosen us. And those we’ve chosen have stayed and allowed us to deliver the type of customer service and quality of care that meets the needs of clients."

A garden for the rusty-patched bumblebee

By Gail Pope
A Garden for the Rusty-Patched Bumblebee by Lorraine Johnson and Sheila Colla provides all the information gardeners need to take action to support and protect pollinators, by creating habitat in yards and community spaces, on balconies and boulevards, everywhere.

Growing in the land of the midnight sun

By Gail Pope
Located on the Mackenzie River Delta, two degrees above the Arctic Circle, the Inuvik Community Greenhouse (ICG) is the largest northern greenhouse in North America and perhaps even the world.

AIPH honours 2022 Green City Award Winners

By Landscape Trades Staff
The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) announced the winners of the 2022 Green City Awards at the International Union for Conservation of Nature Leaders Forum in Jeju, Republic of Korea on Oct. 14, 2022.

Six new AAS winners coming in 2023

By Landscape Trades Staff
The newest AAS Winners for 2023 are: Coleus Premium Sun Coral Candy; Colocasia Royal Hawaiian Waikiki; Pepper jalapeno San Joaquin; Snapdragon DoubleShot Orange Bicolor; Squash kabocha Sweet Jade; Tomato Zenzei.

Landscape Ontario announces Reconciliation Grove

By Landscape Trades Staff
Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association (LO) announced plans to launch Reconciliation Grove in 2023. Through its members, LO will connect with every school in Ontario to plant a grove of three trees.

AIPH elects new President and VPs

By Landscape Trades Staff
The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) elected Leonardo Capitanio as its new president. Bill Hardy was elected as the second AIPH vice-president alongside Jianping Zhou from China.

LO Snow and Ice Sector Group develops training program

By Landscape Trades Staff
Landscape Ontario's Snow and Ice Management Sector Group developed a curriculum and an accreditation system for training employees in the snow and ice industry.

Study published on Clean Air Calculator

By Landscape Trades Staff
In collaboration with the Guelph Turfgrass Institute at the University of Guelph, the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association’s Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Committee published the paper: Development of an Urban Turfgrass and Tree Carbon Calculator for Northern Temperate Climates.