Our annual mini survey of retail growers across Canada found most were happy with the past spring season.

A survey on the status of nutrient solution recirculation in Ontario was conducted between 2000 and 2002. The goals were to determine how extensively nutrient recycling systems were used in Ontario’s greenhouse industry and also to understand the problems that growers have encountered or are concerned about.

Plants: just what the doctor ordered
Mechanization, automation and value-added merchandising were just a few of the themes covered in a recent study tour of the Netherlands and Germany.

Energy remains a major concern for Ontario greenhouse vegetable producers, and they’re finding solutions in comparable operations across the province.
Take a deep breath…remember those stunners.  "Trials have excellent presentations each year, and all are well-attended by growers and retailers alike."
February in Boucherville means the Semaine Horticole is in town, and hundreds of Québec growers flock to hear speakers talk about everything from on-site farm sales to marketing efforts.
We’ve all heard that what goes around comes around. Or how about phrases like be kind to others, don’t litter and always share your toys.
Canadian consumer magazines are touting good plants for fall foliage, ornamental grasses and favourite roses in late summer editions.
The Garden Writers Association Foundation’s 2007 Summer Gardening Trends Research Report has revealed a number of trends related to consumer gardening in the U.S. The report found that...

As far as garden centre sales are concerned, fall is the new spring – and by that, I mean that autumn has as much potential for strong retail sales as those traditionally profitable months of March through June.
Ottawa (CP) – Canadian consumers spent $392.4 billion in retail stores last year, 6.4 per cent more than in 2005.
The sense of grandeur is a common theme in today’s architecture, says Frank Kershaw, recently retired director of policy and development for the City of Toronto, and recipient of the Garden Club of Toronto’s Award of Honour. This means Canada’s suburbia is replete with massive homes set back on the lot to give the appearance of a large front yard.
Home is where the heart is. Home is where you hang your hat.  Home is where they have to take you in when there’s nowhere else to go.  There’s no place like … well, you get the picture – home is one whopper of an emotional subject. 
For success in the garden, nothing beats asking the experts for their picks – and that’s just what Canadian consumer gardening magazines have done this season.  Canadian Gardening, May 2006, asked six Canadian rose experts to name some of their favourite award-winning roses that do well in their respective areas.

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