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Ontario growers in Canada Blooms spotlight


March 6, 2017
By Dave Harrison

March 6, 2017, Toronto – Admire the beauty of flowers harvested and grown in Ontario and join the strong sense of community by supporting Ontario’s floriculture greenhouse growers at the 21st annual Canada Blooms, March 10-19, 2017 at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto.

PickOntario represents the flower growers of Ontario and promotes the beautiful flowers they grow. These growers produce over 1,000 varieties of cut, potted and outside bedding plants in their greenhouses across Ontario. By purchasing local flowers, you are receiving quality and freshness, while supporting greenhouse growers and over 7,000 employees.  


“This initiative aims to engage and educate consumers about Ontario’s floriculture,” says Dejan Kristan, marketing director for PickOntario. “It is important to know what types of flowers are grown in Ontario so that you can support local businesses and the economy, and buy fresh, Ontario-cut flowers and potted plants.”
 
BOOTH G2, DIRECTLY BETWEEN ‘THE HOME SHOW’ AND ‘CANADA BLOOMS’

Visit Canada Blooms and drop by booth G2 to learn why buying Ontario flowers is good for you, your family, local communities and the environment.
 
PickOntario activities at Canada Blooms include:
 
3,000 square foot booth: Check out PickOntario’s booth directly between ‘The Home Show’ and ‘Canada Blooms.’
 
Floral Market: Purchase fresh flowers from these 13 Ontario growers; Aldershot Greenhouse, Northend Gardens, Ravensbergen Greenhouses, Foliera, Cosmic Plants, Harster Greenhouses Inc., Van Geest Brothers LTD., Vanzanten Greenhouses, Rosa Flora, Colourful Gardens, Orchid Greens, Kralt, and Bayview Flowers Ltd.
 
Flower Crown Bar and Tutorial: Watch and learn as flower experts show their tips and tricks to build the perfect flower crown. Guest are invited to create their own and enjoy! $5 DIY, $15 professionally made.
 
“Our growers offer the best in local, fresh and beautiful flowers and potted plants,” adds Dejan. “We’re excited to continue being part of Canada Blooms year after year.”
 
For more information, please visit www.pickontario.ca.

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