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Winter Olympics 'Medallion' on display
  The world now knows the Vancouver region has an impressive climate. A spectacular planting of ‘Vancouver Medallion’ helleborus was unveiled in Stanley Park in early February.
Feb. 11, 2010, Toronto, Ont. – Landscape Ontario asked visitors to this year’s Congress to vote for their favourite new green product on display, and a roofing system came out on top.
Feb. 11, 2010, Gainsville, FL – Shakespeare famously wrote, “that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” With all due respect to the Bard, University of Florida researchers may have to disagree: no matter what you call a flower, its scent can be changed. 
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An early peek at new annuals for 2010
Wild colour combinations abound in drought-tolerant gardening options – this is Edmonton Journal columnist Gerald Filipski's prediction for hot gardening picks in 2010. 
Over the past few years, there has been a slowdown in great new introductions, but not so for 2010. There are lots of ‘hotties’ out there, and being prepared and well stocked with some of these top ten new plants will give you a great edge on spring sales.
Dec. 23, 2009, Overton, Texas – After East Texas growers take great pains to produce beautiful poinsettias, plants free of diseases and pests that could live for years, most consumers will take the plants home and kill them within a couple of weeks due to improper care, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service experts.
Dec. 23, 2009, Vineland, Ont. – Dr. Daryl Somers, research director of applied genomics at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (VRIC), is working with colleagues Dr. Theo Blom from the University of Guelph and Wayne Brown from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on the development of new traits for one of Ontario’s major ornamental species, the petunia.
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VRIC, U of G working to improve the petunia
Dr. Daryl Somers, is working with colleagues Dr. Theo Blom and Wayne Brown on the development of new traits for one of Ontario’s major ornamental species, the petunia.
Dec. 29, 2009, San Francisco – The Building Owners and Managers Association of San Francisco (BOMA SF) recognized the festive holiday plant displays of Ambius with two awards that recognize the company's innovative and merry greenery installed at two major San Francisco landmark buildings.
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Blazek now heading AAS and NGB
Diane Blazek has been hired as the new executive director of All-America Selections® (AAS) and the National Garden Bureau Inc. (NGB).
Dec. 18, 2009 – Andrew Kuyvenhoven, Kuyvenhoven Greenhouses Inc. in Brampton, has been re-elected president of Flowers Canada (Ontario).
Dec. 17, 2009 – Andrew Kuyvenhoven, of Kuyvenhoven Greenhouses Inc.,  Brampton, Ont., heads the 2009-10 board of directors for Flowers Canada Growers.
Dec. 7, 2009 – Proven Winners varieties were prominently displayed in a feature in the November 2009 edition of Vogue magazine (1.2 million readers).
Dec. 3, 2009 – By far, the main reason most people say they don’t garden is because of a lack of time. But now, with the 30 Second Planter™ from Proven Winners, it is both easy and fun to create a beautiful container garden.
Dec. 3, 2009 – By far, the main reason most people say they don’t garden is because of a lack of time. But now, with the 30 Second Planter™ from Proven Winners, it is both easy and fun to create a beautiful container garden.

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