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Come explore and celebrate the opening of Canada's largest pre-commercial horticulture greenhouse.Come for a tour of the greenhouse and learn about their exciting research…
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…
New Changes to The Advance Payments Program (APP) is a financial loan guarantee program that gives producers easier access to credit through cash advances.Full Version
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This phrase sums up perfectly what Colonial is all about. We are a second generation greenhouse operation with over 45 years experience in the propagation business. Our main focus right now is on vegetative annuals including geraniums, New Guinea Impatiens,
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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…
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.
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…
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.…
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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