Calla lilies and gerbera topped this 'poll'

July 09, 2008
Written by Pick Ontario
1897_pick_ont_andy1648_pickontario_logoJuly 9, 2008, Toronto — The Ontario Legislature is used to polling, though June 24th featured a non-political topic. On that day, Pick Ontario partnered with Foodland Ontario to hand out cut flowers at Queen’s Park. The crowd favourites – unofficially, but nonetheless by a landslide – appeared to be calla lilies and gerbera daisies.
Other flowers given away included chrysanthemums, alstroemeria, lisianthus, roses, freesia and lilies, among others.
Pick Ontario, an FCO program, promotes buying more locally grown flowers.
1897_pick_ont_qp_ Among attendees was Leona Dombrowsky, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and a keen Pick Ontario supporter. Flowers Canada Ontario president Andy Kuyvenhoven presented her with a beautiful bouquet of fresh Ontario-grown flowers.1897_pick_ontario_two
“Today’s event was a great success,” said Pick Ontario marketing director Gary Gander. “Our goal was to showcase the extreme freshness of locally grown flowers and plants, and more importantly, heighten consumer awareness of the variety of flowers grown in Ontario.”
Plus, he added, “it’s great to brighten up their day with some flowers to put on their desk.”


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