Flowers
March 13, 2009, Toronto – From March 18 to 22, 2009, Canada Blooms returns to Toronto to transform the Metro Toronto Convention Centre into Canada’s largest flower and garden festival.
March 12, 2009, Toronto — JVK and Myers are co-sponsoring a recycling display at this year’s Canada Blooms. 
March 9, 2009, Toronto — Dr. Robert Raguso, scent expert from Cornell University, will welcome spring with his presentation, “Wake Up and Smell the Roses: Floral Scent and its Impact on Pollinators and People” at Canada Blooms on March 20.
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Wake up and smell the roses
Dr. Robert Raguso, scent expert from Cornell University, will welcome spring with his presentation, “Wake Up and Smell the Roses: Floral Scent and its Impact on Pollinators and People” at Canada Blooms on March 20.
March 4, 2009 — Green roofs are finally becoming a reality and are increasingly being viewed as one of the responses to the challenges of urban greening.
The Pick Ontario “buy locally grown flowers” campaign has entered its second year, and the momentum is growing.
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Planning a Pack Trials trip
this year?

There are 39 companies participating in the 2009 California Pack Trials and they are all listed on the National Garden Bureau website.
Jan. 2, 2009, Encinitas, CA — Selecta’s Profit Center™ at this year’s California Pack Trials will present new varieties, great ideas and technical updates with profits in mind.
Dec. 12, 2008 — Poinsettias have a special day all for their own! By an Act of Congress in the U.S., Dec.12 was set aside as National Poinsettia Day. The date marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, who is credited with introducing the native Mexican plant to the United States.
Dec. 5, 2008, Vineland, Ont. — How many different varieties of poinsettias can you name? According to the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, there are at least 110 different poinsettia varieties to choose from.
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`Tis the season…
for poinsettia trials

How many different varieties of poinsettias can you name? According to the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, there are at least 110 different poinsettia varieties to choose from.
Every year, I combine feedback from growers, breeders, sales people and buyers with my own observations throughout the growing season to come up with a Top 10 list. This is not easy.
George Sant & Sons Greenhouses and the Ball Horticultural Company welcomed hundreds of growers to this year’s annual open house at the Sant facilities in Kleinburg, Ontario, just north of Toronto.
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Sant, Ball open house success
George Sant & Sons Greenhouses and the Ball Horticultural Company welcomed hundreds of growers to this year’s annual open house at the Sant facilities in Kleinburg, Ontario, just north of Toronto.
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Poinsettia evaluations at Vineland
If you’re looking to do a little one-stop shopping for next year’s poinsettia crop, mark Dec. 4 on your calendar.

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