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Environmental Farm Plan (EFP)June 17th & 21st, 2016, 10:00am- 3pm**All growers who have not completed an EFP in the last 5 years and wish to access cost shares funds should…
CFIA have engaged in a process to develop a voluntary standard that aims to create a framework for a consistent approach to controlling plant pests in the greenhouse, nursery and…
Falls are hurting Ontario workers. In 2013, a staggering 11,814 lost time injury (LTI) claims resulted from falls – that's 32 LTI claims per day. Falls on the same level occur…
Flowers Canada Growers Inc. (FCG) has received funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) through the AgriMarketing Program (AMP) for a project entitled: “The Canadian…
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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 three 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…
Ornamental onions are quite elegant compared to their edible relatives; garlic and onions. They grow naturally throughout the northern hemisphere and small regions of South America and Africa. Allium blooms symbolize unity, humility and patience.
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…
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”.
Astilbe’s finely cut foliage and feathery flower sprays add grace and elegance to formal arrangements, or a relaxed garden feeling to casual bouquets. The dense, loose flower sprays add height and fullness.
Astilbe’s finely cut foliage and feathery flower sprays bring a special grace and elegance to the interior. Plant in the garden when flowers have faded and this perennial plant will bring years of seasonal beauty to the landscape.
Baptisia is a native wildflower in North America. It earned the name “False Indigo” when it was discovered by early settlers that the blooms could be used to make dye. True indigo dye was quite expensive at that time, so this “false indigo” became a profitable alternative.…
Rex Begonias have very dainty blooms but they are really grown for their bold, uniquely shaped, richly textured and patterned leaves. Brighter light will bring out any red tones in the foliage while lower light causes the silver sheen to take center stage. Provides year-round color…
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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