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The reasons are clear why Ontario-grown cut flowers and potted plants are the preferred choice. From the greenhouse to the store in no time at all, when you support our province's farmers and Pick Ontario, You are assured the freshest product available.

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Flower of the Month

Anthurium Indoors (Anthurium species)

Anthurium Indoors (Anthurium species)

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…

Grower of the Month

Westland Greenhouses (Grand Bend)

Westland Greenhouses (Grand Bend)

At Westland Greenhouses their roots are strong. Over the last fourteen years the greenhouse has transformed from a small and unique garden centre to the largest destination garden centre on the shores of Lake Huron, Ontario. Westland Greenhouses opened its doors in Grand Bend, Ontario, October the 17th, 2000 by owners Paul and Anita VanAdrihem. Paul and Anita, both growers' children, were born in the Netherlands, where they both were brought up in and among the greenhouses. Paul and Anita are both certified growers; Paul graduated from the horticultural school in Wateringen (Netherlands)…

What is Pick Ontario?

pickOntario is a marketing campaign to help raise awareness, interest and demand for Ontario-grown cut flowers and potted plants. The first campaign was launched in the year of 2007 at the Grocery Innovations Show in Toronto. Over the past few years, pickOntario has grown into a recognizable brand with participation from many growers and stores. pickOntario's continuous goal is to remind people that there are locally grown flowers in Ontario.


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November 24th, 2015 - Digital Journal

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November 20th, 2015 - Digital Journal

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November 18th, 2015 - Times Colonist

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November 5th, 2015 - Brandon Sun

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November 3rd, 2015 - CHCH

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October 30th, 2015 - Thestar.com

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October 28th, 2015 - Yorkton This Week

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October 26th, 2015 - Sherwood Park News

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October 24th, 2015 - BCLocalNews.com

Helen Chesnut: Dreams of garden season begin
October 24th, 2015 - Times Colonist

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October 22nd, 2015 - TheSpec.com

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October 22nd, 2015 - The Globe and Mail

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October 22nd, 2015 - CTV News

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October 22nd, 2015 - The Western Star

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What’s Next for Ontario’s Greenbelt?
October 21st, 2015 - Torontoist

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October 21st, 2015 - BCLocalNews.com

Dwarf citrus tree business growing in Pictou County
October 20th, 2015 - The Chronicle Herald

The Biochar Company Introduces Modern Gardeners to an Ancient Practice, As Part Of A New Soil-Enriching Grow System While Helping Developing-World Farmers
October 15th, 2015 - Digital Journal

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October 14th, 2015 - Squamish Chief

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Pilot project to add 130,000 tender fruit trees
October 14th, 2015 - Welland Tribune

An oasis of green any time of year
October 13th, 2015 - Star Phoenix

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October 10th, 2015 - BlogTO

Change in the wind
October 10th, 2015 - The Telegram

Relationship between carnivorous plants and fire
October 9th, 2015 - MyWebMemo.com

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October 8th, 2015 - The Tri-City News

Farmer Case Studies: Sucess Stories Showcase Entrepreneurship & Innovation of Greenbelt Farmers
October 7th, 2015 - Greenbelt Foundation

Grandest garden tour of them all
October 6th, 2015 - The Province

USDA Awards $113 Million To Support Specialty Crop Production, Grow Opportunities For Rural Communities
October 6th, 2015 - Farms.com

DEMONT: Eat, grow, love — Common Roots farm an urban gem
October 3rd, 2015 - The Chronicle Herald

Low temperature tolerance in canola
October 2nd, 2015 - AgAnnex

Greenhouse Irrigation System Market Worth USD 1.3 Billion by 2020
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From Ventimiglia to La Spezia
October 1st, 2015 - NUVO Magazine

Balancing Growth in the Garden
October 1st, 2015 - Maximum Yield

Paper bees intended to connect with the world outside the gallery
September 30th, 2015 - Vancouver Sun - Blogs

Durham farmers plowing through agricultural challenges
September 30th, 2015 - DurhamRegion.com

Thousands line up for rare corpse flower bloom near Chicago
September 30th, 2015 - Yahoo! News Canada

Cultivating passions
September 29th, 2015 - Haliburton Echo

Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture and Local Food Conference Expands Field Trip; Discount Registration Deadline Nears
September 29th, 2015 - Secure - GlobeAdvisor.com

Agricultural sector offers a ‘breadth of opportunities’
September 28th, 2015 - NiagaraThisWeek.com

Orchid collectors show, sell their unusual specimens
September 25th, 2015 - TheRecord.com

September spring
September 25th, 2015 - Sasklifestyles.com

Garden And Flower Show Ends
September 23rd, 2015 - Fresh Ghana.com

Sault Area Hospital officials intend Therapeutic Garden Project to blossom into community-wide endeavour 0
September 21st, 2015 - Sault Star

Backyard Upgrades for a Year-Round Oasis
September 20th, 2015 - Record Gazette

Nunan’s Yard and Garden Tips To Gear Up for the Harvest Season - Press Release - Digital Journal
September 17th, 2015 - Digital Journal

Top Five Reasons to Visit Butchart Gardens in Autumn
September 17th, 2015 - Vancouverscape

Volunteers get 'down and dirty' on hospital grounds
September 15th, 2015 - SooToday.com

‘Agrihoods’ combine suburban life with rural benefits
September 14th, 2015 - The Plaid Zebra

Customers who buy bouquets bursting with colour at The Flower Lady can see where the flowers are grown
September 11th, 2015 - London Free Press

Global Floriculture Industry 2015 New Report Now Available from MarketResearchReports.com - Press Release - Digital Journal
September 11th, 2015 - Digital Journal

Higher education on a university roof
September 11th, 2015 - Montreal Gazette

Grandest garden tour of them all
September 9th, 2015 - Vancouver Sun

Column: Harvest Fair a hoot
September 8th, 2015 - The Williams Lake Tribune

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September 8th, 2015 - Todays Bride.ca

Agricultural Development We Love local!
September 4th, 2015 - Eastern Ontario AgriNews

Singing Gardener: Ted talks about tomatoes
September 4th, 2015 - Grainews

Creeds Coffee Bar
September 4th, 2015 - BlogTO

Campbellville growers embrace vegetable farming with total commitment
September 4th, 2015 - InsideHalton.com

Dryden Horticultural Society - Annual Flower Show
September 1st, 2015 - Thunder Bay Live

Watch This Corpse Flower Bloom Or Else Wait Another 5 Years
September 1st, 2015 - MyWebMemo.com

Research and Markets: Agriculture Industry in India: Market Segments, Key Drivers, Challenges, Market Trends and Regulations - Press Release - Digital Journal
September 1st, 2015 - Digital Journal

Protecting your crops from pests
September 1st, 2015 - AgAnnex

Mums the word: colourful fall flowers brighten local greenhouses as autumn approaches
August 29th, 2015 - Cape Breton Post

Backyard Upgrades for a Year-Round Oasis - Press Release - Digital Journal
August 28th, 2015 - Digital Journal

Backyard Upgrades for a Year-Round Oasis
August 28th, 2015 - SYS-CON CANADA

All decked out for the tropics
August 28th, 2015 - Vancouver Sun - Blogs

Ailsa Francis: Ed Lawrence in person is even better than on the radio
August 28th, 2015 - Ottawa Citizen

Save your seed, save your money
August 28th, 2015 - Calgary Herald

In the Garden: Decked out for the tropics in Surrey
August 27th, 2015 - Vancouver Sun

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Helen Chesnut: All is right with the world at the farmers’ market
August 26th, 2015 - Times Colonist

St. Albert business named 2015 Venue of the Year
August 26th, 2015 - St. Albert Gazette

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Butterfly magnet
August 23rd, 2015 - Northern Life

Thousands Stop to Smell a Flower (and Hope Not to Gag)
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Come ’ome
August 21st, 2015 - The Telegram

Milkweed takes root on Vale slag pile – by Ian Ross (Northern Ontario Business – August 21, 2015)
August 21st, 2015 - Republic Of Mining

Milkweed takes root on Vale slag pile
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