October 2022Previous Issues
New plants for 2023
Stunning new cultivars are heading to Canadian nurseries and garden centres next spring. This year, Landscape Trades teamed up with University of Guelph Trial Garden Manager Rodger Tschanz to curate the list of the most exciting introductions.
Crunching the numbers
Researchers at the University of Guelph and CNLA have put their heads together to develop the Clean Air Calculator, which inputs the management practices of mowing, fertilization, and irrigation for the total area covered by lawns, trees, and shrubs to calculate net carbon sequestration.
Growing Your Business
Find opportunities in crisis
Albert Einstein coined the phrase, “In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.” There is no question we are in the midst of a crisis. The word crisis comes from the Greek “to separate, to sift,” which means to pass judgment and to keep only what is worthwhile. There is an opportunity in every crisis and the deeper the crisis, the better the opportunity can be. However, the big question is, “Can you see the opportunity and are you taking advantage of it?”
Art Of Gardening
I loved my garden centre career
Art Vanden Enden loved every minute of his 44-year garden centre career with Weall and Cullen and Sheridan Nurseries. In retirement, Art enjoys giving back to the profession with Landscape Ontario’s Garden Centre Sector Group, and sharing his experience with Landscape Trades readers in the Art of Gardening column.
Managing documents in a digital world
Apple recently announced that users who send texts to other Apple devices with the same operating software will have 15 minutes to either delete or edit the text messages on both devices. This has caused us to revisit the importance of risk management in relation to “documents” in an ever-changing digital world.
2023 Perennial Plant of the Year
The Perennial Plant Association (PPA) announced Rudbeckia ‘American Gold Rush’ as Perennial Plant of the Year for 2023.
Kress launches in North America
Kress will launch in North America in Q4 of 2022 in conjunction with Equip Exposition.
Trees for Heroes
Trees for Life recently announced Trees for Heroes. Through this new program, the organization will continue to plant trees to honour many kinds of heroes in our lives and the people who make Canada one of the best places to live in the world.
Statscan releases sod and nursery workforce and revenue data
Statistics Canada (StatsCan) released data on the sod and nursery sectors in Canada. The dataset compares sales and staff numbers from 2014 to 2021.