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Once again Flowers Canada is pleased to announce our 2014 Pest Management Conference on October 7th 2014 at the ScotiaBank Convention Centre from 11;30am - 5pm.This year we are…
Dr. Sara Mann from the University of Guelph and Dr. Marie-Helene Budworth from York University, in collaboration with Ken Linington, are conducting a study examining the effectiveness of Supervisory Training in the Agri-Food industry.
Written by Katie Gibb for the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement AssociationGuelph, ON - It’s no secret that this past winter was a chilly one complete with record amounts…
FCO is looking for a hardworking, self-motivated Administrative Assistant. Are you the right fit for our team? Email Lynda@fco.ca
Dutch Mill Gardens is a 250 acre fresh cut flower farm in Lynden, Ontario, owned and operated by Mike and Angela Scharringa. Dutch Mill Gardens has been in business for over 30 years. Originally owned by Mike’s parents, Ed and Elaine Scharringa, they have now passed down the family farm. Mike keeps busy as the owner, manager of operations and sales, as well as raising his quadruplets with his wife Angela.
The farm specializes in…
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In early 2012, FCO members supported a funding request for a Water Specialist to provide guidance to the floriculture sector on the issues related to water management. The Water Specialist role has two main components...
Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. (FCO) received funds from the Canadian Agriculture Adaptation Program (CAAP) of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) to study access to propagative materials for the bulb sector.
Agapanthus is Native to South Africa. The tall vertical flower stems are topped by a lush cluster of blooms. Brings a distinctive architectural style to the interior and a refreshing tropical feeling. Plant in the garden when flowers have faded and this perennial plant will bring…
The long red, weeping inflorescences of Amaranthus add a graceful elegance to arrangements. The flowers can drape from the vase down to the table, adding a dimensional style not possible with more upright flowers. Can be preserved for dried flower arrangements. Amaranthus symbolize…
Anthurium bring the beauty of lush, green foliage to any room, with little care. An added bonus are the large, interesting blooms that look as if someone painted a leaf with glossy enamel! The blooms make for long lasting cut flowers, but be cautious of the sap, which can cause skin…
One look at the foliage and there's no question about how this plant got its common name. The deep green foliage with distinct white veins instantly brings to mind an image of a striped zebra! Makes an extraordinary display when in flower. The booms are actually small and…
Grows in wild, open spaces in nature and brings a cozy, natural feeling to arrangements. Butterflies adore this flower so expect a few visitors if you use it in outdoor arrangements. Butterfly Flower symbolizes “let me go”.
Matsumoto Asters are a cheerful addition to any bouquet. Their bright yellow centers give them a daisy-like charm. Asters are the birth flower for the month of September and symbolize “variety”.
Azaleas are popular in gardens throughout the world for their glossy foliage and eye-catching clusters of funnel-like blooms. These same features in Florist Azaleas make them a wonderful choice for instantly brightening any room as a houseplant! May bloom up to six weeks indoors!
All of the great features prized in traditional Florist Azaleas but with a twist. Tree Azaleas provide the same glossy foliage and lush, colorful blooms as regular Azaleas but on a plant that has been groomed into a small tree form. A wonderful gift idea for gardening friends who…
From a distance Baby’s Tears could easily be confused for moss, its low habit and dense mat of dainty little leaves cover the ground like a carpet. Its delicate charm conceals a surprisingly rugged plant. Baby’s tears grow very quickly, and look charming trailing over the edge of…
Rieger begonias are a cross between tuberous and wax begonias. The result is beautiful glossy foliage with an abundance of dainty flowers. The blooms are an interesting combination of single and double-petaled flowers all produced on the same plant. Adds color and cheer to any room…
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