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Industry in spotlight on Canada Blooms stages


March 11, 2015
By Dave Harrison

March 11, 2015, Toronto – While pleasing to the senses, Canada Blooms is about much more than stunning garden displays and amazing floral arrangements.

By featuring the best of the best in garden design, landscaping and horticulture gathered in one place, Canada Blooms is also an ideal place to learn from the experts, pick up on the latest and emerging trends and expand your gardening horizons.

Top home and garden personalities will be gracing the Unilock Celebrity Stage presented by Sigmadek throughout the 10-day festival – the largest garden and floral festival in Canada.
 
“The celebrities and floral superstars who are speaking at Canada Blooms offer a wide range of insight, advice and tips that will make your garden better,” says Terry Caddo, General Manager of Canada Blooms. “From flowers to edibles and everything in between, there is a lot to learn.”
 
Among the celebrities scheduled to appear at Blooms this year include:
 
• Mark Cullen (March 13, 14, 16 and 17) – One of Canada’s foremost gardeners, Mark will be offering tips and pointers to help you get a lush lawn and beautiful garden this season.

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• Frank Ferragine (March 20 and 21) – The gardening expert for several TV stations and magazines, “Frankie Flowers” will be sharing natural remedies from plants.

• Paul Zammit (March 14) – The director of horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Gardens, Paul will be talking about building a garden habitat that will attract pollinators.

Among other industry speakers include Bob Martin of Martin Farms (Vineland Station, Ont.), Tony Post of Valleybrook Gardens (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.), Louis Damm of Floral Dimensions Flower Farm (Fenwick, Ont.), Jim Hole of Hole’s Greenhouses and Garden Centre (St. Albert, Alta.), and Rodger Tschanz (University of Guelph).
 
Visit canadablooms.com for a full list of speakers.
 
Co-located with the National Home Show, Canada Blooms takes place March 13-22 at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto. For more information or for tickets, visit canadablooms.com.


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