September 2012Previous Issues
Roses featured at Trial Garden events
The Friday open house was open to members of the trade, who also had the opportunity to attend talks by educational speakers.
Expo no longer just a trade show
Calling all retailers, interior plantscapers, designers and floral markets.
Toronto Chapter hosts successful ball tournament
No matter how you measure success, this year’s Toronto Chapter ball tournament qualifies on all fronts.
Willowbrook Nurseries has long record of helping community
Willowbrook Nurseries in Fenwick is well-known for its charity work helping the cancer fund with its special branded plants.
Final report notes Green Highways study an important first
The final report on the Greening the Highways project states that data gathered over the two-year period is extremely useful, but further study is required.
Pierre nurtures kids and woodland
Pierre told about two projects she was involved with over the past year or two.
Record entries in retail Awards of Excellence
A record number of entries were received for the 2012 retail Awards of Excellence.
Time to show off work with Awards of Excellence
You have created beautiful landscapes. You have manicured lawns. You have lit the landscape in the night sky. You have enhanced the lives of all those who bear witness to the magnificent work of art that you constructed.
Over 40 candidates challenge certification tests
On July 26 and 27, a total of 44 candidates took on the challenge of the Landscape Industry Certified Technician Test hosted at the Landscape Ontario home office in Milton.
Committee to mark 40th year of LO
A special committee has been formed to mark the 40th anniversary of Landscape Ontario.
Japanese tree lilac ideal for urban conditions
We’ve become accustomed to the delightful floral show that serviceberries and crabapples provide each spring, but it is the Japanese tree lilac, and its provision of blooms once summer has begun, that helps to keep our streets vibrant as things heat up.
Research highlights chinch bugs and sustainable lawns
Let’s get it straight from the get-go. Chinch bugs are tough critters
IPPS meets in Ottawa
A two-day special meeting of the International Plant Propagators Society (IPPS), Eastern Region, took place in Ottawa on July 25 and 26.
Businesses must heed telemarketing rules
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is asking members of Landscape Ontario to ensure they are in compliance with unsolicited telecommunications rules.
Government pays 85% of apprenticeship program
The provincial government will pay 85 per cent of the apprenticeship training program for employees registered for 2013 horticultural winter apprenticeship training.
Humber announces new arboretum director
Denise Devlin-Li, dean of Humber School of Applied Technology, announced the appointment of Alexandra (Alix) Link to the position of director of the Humber Arboretum.
Emerald ash borer confirmed in Frontenac
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in Frontenac County.