Visit us at Canada Blooms

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March 16 through 25, 2012 at the Direct Energy Centre 

Celebrating this year’s theme, “CityCulture”, the Toronto Botanical Garden is proud to host its inaugural speaker series on the Unilock Celebrity Stage stage at Canada Blooms, which is being offered this year in conjunction with the National Home Show. Titled CityScapes, the speaker series is focused on small, urban gardens and balconies, with presentations on Containerscaping by TBG Director of Horticulture Paul Zammit and Frank Ferragine (a.k.a Frankie Flowers); Kidscaping with TBG educators Liz Hood, Natalie Harder and Jasmine Green; Foodscaping with Marjorie Mason, her son, Jeff, and grandson, Derek, of Mason House Gardens; and Urbanscaping with Allan Kling of Urban Garden.

In the Master Gardeners EZ Pond Gardening Solutions area, TBG presents a lunch and learn series on Garden Basics, with TBG Head Gardener Sandra Pella covering all “what, where and when” on hot topics such as perennials, pests, pruning and prep.

Located close to the main stage, TBG’s “shop a-go-go” will feature the latest must-have gardening books and author book signings; favourite garden tools; custom-made terra cotta pots, unusual succulents and gorgeous indoor plants; summer-flowering bulbs and seeds; other choice and interesting garden-and eco-related wares; and bee products, including Toronto Botanical Garden’s Honey Soap with Lavender made with beeswax and honey from the TBG’s own hives!

AUTHOR SIGNING SCHEDULE
Friday March 16, 2 p.m. – Sonia Day
Saturday March 17, 2 p.m. – Frank Ferragine
Saturday March 17, 5 p.m. – Lorraine Roberts
Sunday March 18, 12 noon – Ellen Novak
Sunday March 18, 4 p.m. – Frank Ferragine
Tuesday March 20, 11:30 a.m. – Mark Cullen
Tuesday March 20, 3 p.m. – Rob Sproule
Tuesday March 20, 4 p.m. – Marjorie Mason
Wednesday March 21, 10 p.m. – Marjorie Harris
Wednesday March 21, 1 p.m. – Marjorie, Jeff, Derek Mason
Wednesday March 21, 2 p.m. – Peggy Delarosa
Thursday March 22, 2 p.m. – Peggy Delarosa
Friday March 23, 2 p.m. – Sonia Day
Friday March 23, 11 a.m. – Peggy Delarosa
Saturday March 24, 11 a.m. – Peggy Delarosa
Saturday March 24, 1 p.m. – Lorraine Johnson
Saturday March 24, 3 p.m. – Liz Primeau

CITYSCAPES SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTED BY THE TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN
Friday, March 16 – Containerscaping by TBG Director of Horticulture Paul Zammit and Frank Ferragine (a.k.a Frankie Flowers)
Monday, March 19 – Urbanscaping with Allan Kling of Urban Garden
Wednesday, March 21 – Foodscaping with Marjorie Mason, her son, Jeff, and grandson, Derek, of Mason House Gardens
Friday, March 23 – Kidscaping with TBG educators Liz Hood, Natalie Harder and Jasmine Green

LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES presented by TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN
with Sandra Pella, TBG Head Gardener
Friday, March 16 – Basic How-To-Care for Perennials
Tuesday, March 20 – Basic Pruning
Thursday, March 22The Basics on Weeds & Disease, Pests & Beneficial Insects
Saturday, March 24Soil

And we’ll be part of Canada’s Garden Route as well. Come visit us at Canada Blooms!

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