Flowers
Good trees for small spaces, summer flowering favourites and hardworking hostas were some of the featured plant subjects in consumer gardening magazines this summer.
As spring begins to emerge across the country, consumer magazines are full of articles predicting the newest, hottest garden trends for 2005.
Gardening Life, January/February 2005, for example, lists the top 10 trends to watch for as:
Cyperus alternifolia – Wild Spike.  A unique plant, Wild Spike is excellent as a mixed container plant or indoor houseplant. The foliage is rich, with a delicate texture. Flowers heads are small, but add an interesting contrast to the foliage. (Sakata Seed)
Purple flowers, designing with ornamental grasses, fruit-bearing shrubs and showy double tulips are some of the garden trends to look forward to in 2006. Consumer gardening magazines are featuring all of these subjects as 2005 draws to a close.
Whether it’s a good season or not pretty much depends on the … weather



April 3, 2008, Guelph, Ont. – The majority of Ontario’s greenhouse floriculture growers who participated in a recent vote support Flowers Canada (Ontario) being designated as their representative association and paying a mandatory licence fee to fund the organization. 
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Ontario flower growers vote YES
The majority of Ontario’s greenhouse floriculture growers who participated in a recent vote support Flowers Canada (Ontario) being designated as their representative association and paying a mandatory licence fee to fund the organization. 
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The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition is North America’s top tropical plant show with international attendance from more than 16 countries.
We are essentially a ‘green’ business, and by that I mean that plants are the heart of the garden centre trade.

March 12, 2008, Toronto, Ont. — Ontario is well known for producing high quality wines, fruits and vegetables. What's not as well known is that the province is also one of North America’s leading flower growing regions. The Pick Ontario marketing campaign hopes to change that.
If there was a clear message coming out of the Ohio Short Course (OSC) in Columbus, Ohio last July, it was ‘adding connection value’ to our products.
Purple (and yellow and pink and white) coneflower, flaming maples and ornamental grasses. What could be more appropriate topics for autumn in the Canadian garden than these plant groups, all featured in various consumer magazines this fall?
With a new gardening season quickly approaching, garden enthusiasts will be flocking to your garden centres across Canada for the next new thing.  Here are just a few plants that they’ll be looking for!

Everyone wants the latest, most unusual plants in their garden and consumer gardening magazines continue to present their lists of the hottest, most must-have perennials, annuals and shrubs.

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