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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

Gardenia Indoors (Gardenia jasminoides)

Gardenia Indoors (Gardenia jasminoides)

Dark green foliage and fragrant white blooms make this selection a highly desirable houseplant. Gardenia thrive with bright light and added humidity, such as found in a bathroom or achieved with misting. Watering should be reduced in winter. Pairs beautifully with plants of lighter…

Grower of the Month

Bradford Greenhouses Ltd.

Bradford Greenhouses Ltd.

Bradford Greenhouses is a true Canadian success story. In August of 1956 Francis Ferragine immigrated to Canada from England with his wife Chiara, his son's Tony & Peter and his daughter Mary. For the next 4 years Francis and his family spent their time working as labourers in the Holland Marsh for local farmers. In 1961 Francis purchased property in Bradford and began growing a company. In 1975 Bradford Greenhouses opened a retail operation on Hwy 11 in Bradford and in 1993 Bradford Greenhouses open it's flagship retail store in Barrie. Today Bradford Greenhouses Ltd is one of the largest…

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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Radical Gardens bringing new approach to farming
July 2nd, 2015 - Northern Ontario Business

A CBC garden guru’s six tips to getting the most from a short growing season
July 1st, 2015 - Pass Herald

Gore Street gets flower bombed (12 photos)
June 30th, 2015 - SooToday.com

Greenhouse owners slowly recovering after hydro bill fiasco
June 29th, 2015 - NiagaraThisWeek.com

Ontario’s greenhouse production outgrows energy infrastructure
June 25th, 2015 - Better Farming

Learning with a garden tower
June 25th, 2015 - Red Deer Advocate

How to keep peonies pretty
June 25th, 2015 - Sherwood Park News

Growing season begins for local students
June 24th, 2015 - The Dryden Observer

Agricultural operations supported by IESO electricity programs
June 23rd, 2015 - Resource World Magazine

Local Farmers Dealing With Industry Changes
June 22nd, 2015 - VOCM

Pope speaks on behalf of our battered planet
June 20th, 2015 - The Peterborough Examiner

Your chance to see great gardens
June 19th, 2015 - Vancouver Sun - Blogs

There’s nothing like enjoying a homegrown tomato
June 18th, 2015 - Red Deer Advocate

Growing Food for Thought in the Garden 0
June 18th, 2015 - Bradford Times

Fertilize and water to combat warm, windy days
June 18th, 2015 - BCLocalNews.com

What’s Happening, week of June 18
June 17th, 2015 - The Sarnia Journal

CalFlowers Recognizes Yoshimi Shibata of Mt. Eden Floral Company with Its 2015 Distinguished Service Award - Press Release - Digital Journal
June 16th, 2015 - Digital Journal

CalFlowers Recognizes Yoshimi Shibata of Mt. Eden Floral Company with Its 2015 Distinguished Service Award
June 16th, 2015 - Business Wire Canada

PAUL WILSON: My dad — the best farmer who never was
June 16th, 2015 - InsideHalton.com

My dad — the best farmer who never was
June 16th, 2015 - Hamilton Community News

Young gardeners at Barr Colony School
June 15th, 2015 - Lloydminster Meridian Booster

Bring Home the Sunshine
June 15th, 2015 - Cheryll Gillespie

Gardening
June 13th, 2015 - MySteinbach.ca Blogs

Solstice garden tour reveals city’s hidden gems
June 13th, 2015 - The Sarnia Journal

Growing Things: Protecting perennials from pesky ants
June 12th, 2015 - Edmonton Journal

CHEX Daily – Thursday June 11, 2015
June 11th, 2015 - Chex Television

Global Seeds Market
June 10th, 2015 - Le Lezard

What’s Happening, week of June 11
June 10th, 2015 - The Sarnia Journal

Elevate your garden game with raised beds and planter boxes
June 8th, 2015 - Star News

Public library hosts do-it-yourself day
June 6th, 2015 - The Peterborough Examiner

Heirloom market provides unique shopping experience
June 6th, 2015 - NiagaraThisWeek.com

The new flower power: green, local, wild
June 6th, 2015 - Montreal Gazette

Smithville Greenhouse open for business
June 5th, 2015 - CHCH

Loving the look (and scent) of lemons
June 5th, 2015 - Toronto Sun

Dinter Nursery: Cowichan's own Gardener's Paradise
June 5th, 2015 - Cowichan Valley Citizen

Interiors by Cheryll: Fruits of your labour
June 4th, 2015 - London Free Press

Global Micronutrients Market - Soil Deficiency in Asia Pacific Driving Growth : News by Transparency Market Research - Press Release - Digital Journal
June 4th, 2015 - Digital Journal

Garden Hits & Myths: Don’t fall for high-phosphate fertilizers
June 4th, 2015 - Edmonton Journal

Exotica of plants and foreign knowledge explored
June 4th, 2015 - GuelphMecury.com

Grandma again doing ‘labour of love’
June 3rd, 2015 - Fort Frances Times Online

Northside farmers anticipating good strawberry crop despite harsh winter
June 3rd, 2015 - Farm Focus - Halifax

Environmental research helps fruit, vegetable and flower growers
June 3rd, 2015 - Farm Focus - Halifax

AAFC research helping Ontario fruit, vegetable farmers
June 2nd, 2015 - AgAnnex

Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada Environmental Research Helps Ontario Fruit, Vegetable And Flower Farmers
June 2nd, 2015 - Farms.com

East Texas Horticultural Field Day Set June 25 At Overton
June 1st, 2015 - Farms.com

City’s annual beautification gets underway with flower baskets and barrels
May 31st, 2015 - Battlefords News-Optimist

The greenhouse effect: how Dutch designs are changing how Ontarians grow plants
May 30th, 2015 - Thestar.com

High levels of phosphate not necessary for robust plant growth
May 29th, 2015 - Star Phoenix

Northside farmers anticipating good strawberry crop despite harsh winter
May 29th, 2015 - Cape Breton Post

Follow that rotting corpse smell to the McMaster greenhouse
May 29th, 2015 - CBC Hamilton

Why the Indian Flower Industry is Attracting Attention from Investors - Press Release - Digital Journal
May 29th, 2015 - Digital Journal

From gloom to bloom
May 28th, 2015 - Lloydminster Meridian Booster

Watch out for scarlet lily beetles
May 28th, 2015 - Sherwood Park News

Spring in Springhill
May 27th, 2015 - Farm Focus - Halifax

New dogwood a perfect fit for our prairie climate
May 26th, 2015 - Star Phoenix

‘The Grass Lady’ living her dream
May 26th, 2015 - Thorold Niagara News

‘The Grass Lady’ living her dream 0
May 26th, 2015 - Niagara Falls Review

Video: Greenhouse growers of B.C. - better than organic?
May 26th, 2015 - Vancouver Sun

City of North Battleford’s annual beautification gets underway with flower baskets and barrels
May 25th, 2015 - Battlefords Daily News

GOVRC greenhouse open
May 25th, 2015 - Cumberland News Now

Greenhouse growers of B.C.
May 24th, 2015 - Vancouver Sun

Greenhouse growers of B.C
May 24th, 2015 - Vancouver Sun

First produce arrives at Sarnia market
May 24th, 2015 - Sarnia Observer

Aspiring greens thumbs learn from Halifax gardeners
May 23rd, 2015 - CTV Atlantic News

Did that plant just move?
May 23rd, 2015 - St. Albert Gazette

Grandest garden tour of them all
May 22nd, 2015 - Vancouver Sun

Toronto Summer Market Guide 2015
May 22nd, 2015 - StyleDemocracy.com

Lakefield Fairy and Dragon Festival will run for the first year
May 22nd, 2015 - Lakefield Herald

Global LED Agricultural Grow Light 2015-2021 - Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts for the $1.8 Billion Industry
May 22nd, 2015 - Secure - GlobeAdvisor.com

Research and Markets: Global LED Agricultural Grow Light 2015-2021 - Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts - Press Release - Digital Journal
May 21st, 2015 - Digital Journal

Global LED Agricultural Grow Light 2015-2021 - Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts
May 21st, 2015 - Morningstar

B.C. Greenhouse Growers’ Association holds open houses
May 20th, 2015 - Georgia Straight

Veggie gardening for beginners: Advice from the Durham Master Gardeners
May 20th, 2015 - Mykawartha.com

Industrial Electricity Incentive program supports industrial expansion in Ontario
May 18th, 2015 - Plant Engineering & Maintenance

Plant dahlias now for summer bouquets
May 18th, 2015 - Oak Bay News

Make a beautiful moss basket
May 15th, 2015 - BCLocalNews.com

IESO’s Industrial Electricity Incentive Program offers more in Stream 3
May 15th, 2015 - Energy Management

Industrial Electricity Incentive Program Supports Industrial Expansion across Ontario
May 15th, 2015 - Constructionlinks.ca

Not all bees are frightening
May 14th, 2015 - Sherwood Park News

BC Veggie Day Greenhouse Tours
May 14th, 2015 - CityFood Magazine

Industrial Electricity Incentive Program Supports Industrial Expansion acro
May 14th, 2015 - Shawconnect Websol Barchart

Le Programme des tarifs préférentiels d'électricité pour le secteur industriel favorise l'expansion des industries partout en Ontario
May 14th, 2015 - CNW Telbec (FR)

Le Programme des tarifs préférentiels d'électricité pour le secteur industriel favorise l'expansion des industries partout en Ontario | Le Lézard
May 14th, 2015 - Le Lézard

Hamilton Mountain Farmer’s Market faces rough road
May 13th, 2015 - Hamilton Community News

Gardening Tips: Up and down spring weather
May 12th, 2015 - SooToday.com

Gardening tips: have faith in seeds and reap the rewards
May 12th, 2015 - Global News

Things to know for those who plant early 0
May 12th, 2015 - Sault This Week

Just have faith: Growing plants from seeds can make your gardening experience better
May 12th, 2015 - Truro Daily News

Believe in seeds: They’ll expand your gardening horizons
May 12th, 2015 - Blackburn News

Orange County farmer uses aquaponic farming to grow fruit, veggies
May 11th, 2015 - DailyNews724

North Battleford City greenhouse welcomes visitors
May 11th, 2015 - Battlefords News-Optimist

Superfruits that will thrive in your garden
May 9th, 2015 - Toronto Star Replica Edition

Visit the Toronto Flower Market
May 8th, 2015 - Canadian Gardening Blog

Garden Hits & Myths: Tackling the myth of the May long weekend
May 8th, 2015 - Edmonton Journal

Enjoy the delightful smell of summer flowers in the City of North Battleford’s greenhouse
May 7th, 2015 - Battlefords Daily News

A veggie garden in a pot
May 7th, 2015 - Montreal Gazette

Let's Do Something -- May 7, 2015
May 7th, 2015 - Brandon Sun

Beautiful magnolias for Niagara gardens 0
May 6th, 2015 - Fort Erie Times

Beautiful magnolias for Niagara gardens
May 6th, 2015 - Welland Tribune

Fire destroys greenhouse on off-grid Dawson City farm
May 6th, 2015 - CBC North


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