Grower Profiles
Astone’s throw away from Montreal’s busiest speedways, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants are growing in a commercial-size rooftop greenhouse. Farming in the city is no longer a fantasy.
Ron and Debbie Rempel know roses. And that’s understandable, given that they’ve been growing them in their Niagara-on-the-Lake greenhouse since 1986.
If you go to Calgary, look for the red barn. John and Tricia Ingram, owners of Cobblestone Home and Garden Centre, are pleased that, as planned, this big, colourful building has become a beacon to gardeners in the area
Nova Scotia’s trailblazing Atlantic Gardens combines a drive to succeed with adaptability.

Jim and Peggy Godfrey are not ones to sit around and wait for things to happen. The co-owners of Atlantic Gardens in Middle Sackville, N.S., which has operated for more than 43 years, understand that running a successful garden centre is about being both farmers and businesspeople – and about getting your hands dirty.

Every vegetable harvested at Cedar Beach Acres, located just off Lake Erie near Kingsville, Ontario, has a story to tell.

Garden centre grows algae in off season
The Flower Ranch in Strathroy, Ont., is believed to be the first in Canada to grow algae in a greenhouse and it's an idea that's helping keep the garden centre busy in the off-season. 
Flowers Canada (Ontario) paid tribute to a pair of industry leaders at its ninth annual Pest Management Research Conference.
Saint-Damase greenhouse tomato company has been continually growing and innovating since setting down roots in this community southeast of Montreal almost 40 years ago.
In Sylvain Lefort’s office, a window allows a peek into the heart of his business: what you see are tiny broccoli seedlings growing in a state-of-the-art greenhouse, complete with auto-mated watering and climate control.
March 24, 2011 - The March/April 2011 issue of Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery featured Cedar Rim Nursery as our Successful Operator Profile. We've got additional photos from around the garden centre to give you a closer look at the operation.

A closer look at
Cedar Rim Nursery

We've got additional photos from our March/April 2011 successful operator profile, Cedar Rim Nursery of Langley, B.C.
Russ Bruce loves what he does. It’s what led him into the nursery business and it’s what keeps him happy serving his customers year after year.
A movement within the agricultural and horticultural communities is changing the way we approach environmental crop management.
There are photos of several acres of bustling and productive greenhouses in the lobby of Keepsake Plants on Seacliff Drive in Leamington, Ontario.
Jan. 7, 2010 – Canada has some strict rules regarding truth in advertising. I would argue that labels and advertisements should be held to the same standard regarding accuracy and truthfulness.

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