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Special celebration at Sant open house


September 14, 2012
By Dave Harrison

Sept. 14, 2012, Kleinburg, Ont. — Ball Superior has a new home in Canada.

Sept. 14, 2012, Kleinburg, Ont. — Ball Superior has a new home in Canada.

The company is now working out of offices adjacent to the new warehouse of George Sant and Sons Greenhouses, just north of Toronto.

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Representatives from both companies took part in ribbon-cutting ceremonies during their annual open house hosted earlier this week.

A few hundred growers from across Ontario and Quebec attended the open house that featured new varieties from PanAmerican Seed, Ball FloraPlant, Burpee Home Gardens, Darwin Perennials, Selecta and Dummen.

Speakers included Jim Kennedy and Ryan Hall of Ball FloraPlant; Diane Surette, Tim Gartrell and Dr. Allen Hammer of Dummen; Manda Vuksanaj-Coker of Selecta; Jeff LaCourse of Ball Perennials; Seth Reed of Burpee; and Jerry Gorchels of PanAmerican Seed.

A mini trade show included A.M.A. Plastics, Aero Plug,  Burpee, Daniels, SB Machinery, and Pottery Extravaganza.

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Ball
Superior has moved into spacious new quarters at George Sant and Sons
Greenhouses in Kleinburg, Ont.. Handling the ribbon-cutting ceremonies were George Sant, at
left, and Yves Cournoyer, sales director with the Ball Horticultural
Company.

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Ron Sant checks the Sant garden mum trials. At right is part of the garden vegetable varieties trials.

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'Honey Crisp' is a new coleus from Ball FloraPlant. This low-maintenance
variety is perfect for large container programs and landscaping.

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Cool Wave Pansies, from PanAmerican Seed, work well in spring and fall sales seasons.

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SunPatiens root extremely quickly and can produce finished liners in
just two weeks. The reduced crop time uses less energy and yields more
turns in the same space. Pictured here is 'Spreading White' Sunpatiens, from Red Fox/Dummen

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Grafting allows heirloom varieties the benefits of a hybrid while maintaining the quality and distinctiveness of heirloom fruit.

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'Ice Cream Cherry' and 'Mango' celosia, from PanAmerican Seed, are ideal for patio containers and gardens.

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Signs of the season. These fall planters are indicative of the creativity and quality of George Sant and Sons Greenhouses.

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Dr. Allen Hammer outlines some of the new Dummen Red Fox varieties.

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'Black Velvet' petunia, 'Santana' coleus, and 'Breathless White' euphorbia jell well within this impressive combination.


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