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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

Spring Valley Gardens (Niagara) Inc

Spring Valley Gardens (Niagara) Inc

Spring Valley Gardens (Niagara) Inc. was founded by the Van Koeveringe family in 1979. Today, SVG is owned and operated by brothers John, Jake and Ron. With two locations and over 300,000 feet of production, and warehouse area; millions of units move through their facilities yearly. Their production consists of a wide assortment of flowering potted plants including spring bulbs, azaleas, primula, hibiscus, mums, amaryllis, and poinsettias. In addition to bedding plants and hanging baskets, they also provide plug material and cuttings to other greenhouses. In 2005 a state-of-the-art…

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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Bleeding Hearts: Choosing the right flowers for Valentine’s
February 11th, 2016 - Oak Bay News

The Meaning Behind The Colour Of Your Valentine's Day Flowers
February 11th, 2016 - Huffington Post Canada

‘It pulled me out of my darkness’: Plants help patients at Edmonton hospital
February 10th, 2016 - Global News

A Gardener's Diary: Starting seeds indoors
February 10th, 2016 - BCLocalNews.com

Say it with flowers on Feb. 14
February 9th, 2016 - Sudbury Living

Iboza in Bloom
February 8th, 2016 - You Grow Girl

Enter for your chance to win a Canada Bloom Prize Pack
February 8th, 2016 - KitchenerPost.ca

Greenhouse Disease Management Recommendations For 2016 Floriculture Crops
February 8th, 2016 - Farms.com

Buds and Blooms: The new growing season is just around the corner, so get ready
February 6th, 2016 - Medicine Hat News

Time to start getting ready for spring
February 5th, 2016 - Delta Optimist

Thunder Bay Conservatory remains open, but greenhouses to be torn down
February 5th, 2016 - CBC Thunder Bay

Ottawa area blessed with dreamy wedding venues
February 4th, 2016 - Ottawa Citizen

Facts of life
February 4th, 2016 - Orangeville Citizen

Punjab to constitute “Think Tank” between farmers and policy makers
February 4th, 2016 - Canindia News

Fertigation & Chemigation Market Worth 42.2 Billion USD by 2020
February 4th, 2016 - Yahoo Finance

Monthly lifelines to spring
February 4th, 2016 - TheSpec.com

4 Amazing Greenhouse Dining Rooms
February 2nd, 2016 - enRoute - Air Canada

Gardens under glass offer bright respite from winter
January 28th, 2016 - KitchenerPost.ca

RENWALD: Gardens under glass offer bright respite from winter
January 28th, 2016 - Hamilton Community News

Malting Barley: A Very Special Non-Specialty Crop
January 28th, 2016 - Farms.com

Growing Forward 2 Boosts Bottom Lines for Farms and the Industry
January 27th, 2016 - Farms.com

Local Companies Partner to ‘Petal it Forward’ to Portlanders, to Kick off Valentine’s Day, Floral Show
January 27th, 2016 - Money

Floriculture Market - Global Market Research Industry 2015-2020 - Press Release - Digital Journal
January 25th, 2016 - Digital Journal

Growing Things: Maintaining a healthy hibiscus
January 24th, 2016 - The Province

Geraniums? Get Growing
January 23rd, 2016 - 250 News

B.C. farmers warn against mandatory overtime
January 22nd, 2016 - The Western Producer

WATCH: U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly plays ping pong with water droplet on ISS
January 22nd, 2016 - Global News

Updated Greenhouse Insect Management Recommendations For 2016
January 22nd, 2016 - Farms.com

Maintaining a healthy hibiscus
January 22nd, 2016 - Edmonton Journal

Rosebud residents optimistic for wastewater solution
January 21st, 2016 - Strathmore Times

Yard And Garden: Preparing Tuberous Begonias Indoors In Cold Weather
January 21st, 2016 - Farms.com

‘There are other life forms in space!’ Astronaut nurses zinnia to full bloom after mould invasion aboard ISS
January 20th, 2016 - 24News.ca

Places to Visit this Winter in Toronto
January 19th, 2016 - Toronto.com

Astronaut nurses zinnia to bloom in space
January 19th, 2016 - Canoe News

New form of life pops up in space — an orange zinnia
January 19th, 2016 - Thestar.com

Astronaut nurses zinnia to full bloom after mould invasion
January 19th, 2016 - News - MSN CA

Biggest and Fastest Growing RDCs and Chilled Rooms Regional Market - Press Release - Digital Journal
January 19th, 2016 - Digital Journal

Total income of farm families from 2013
January 18th, 2016 - Exchange Magazine

Refrigerated Sea Transportation Market To Grow At A CAGR Of 4% To 2020: Radiant Insights, Inc. - Press Release - Digital Journal
January 16th, 2016 - Digital Journal

Farm clans earn most in other fields
January 15th, 2016 - Sarnia Observer

Total income of farm families, 2013
January 15th, 2016 - Statistics Canada

Deck: Gardening is just around the corner
January 7th, 2016 - Alaska Highway News

Howe Sound Secondary goes green
January 7th, 2016 - Squamish Chief

Forte: Amaryllis blooms to lessen winter's gloom
January 6th, 2016 - Niagara Falls Review

Regina Floral Conservatory is a beautiful volunteer-driven escape from reality
January 4th, 2016 - Regina Leader-Post

Tea and a Greenhouse in Kabul
January 3rd, 2016 - Pacific Free Press

Texas providing financial support to improve specialty crop production
December 31st, 2015 - Farms.com

>Blind River Horticultural Society seeking new members
December 26th, 2015 - Elliot Lake Standard

Avon Valley Floral plans rebuild after greenhouse storm damage
December 26th, 2015 - CBC - Nova Scotia

RENWALD: My favourite moments in the garden
December 24th, 2015 - TheSpec.com

My favourite moments in the garden
December 23rd, 2015 - TheSpec.com

Amaryllis is a gift that can brighten the dreary days of January
December 23rd, 2015 - TheSpec.com

Grow Vegetables in Winter with Greenhouses from StorageShedsOutlet.com - Press Release - Digital Journal
December 22nd, 2015 - Digital Journal

Celebrate new beginnings with Hamilton’s Sola Flowers Canada
December 22nd, 2015 - TheSpec.com

Global Refrigerated Sea Transportation Market 2016-2020
December 21st, 2015 - Yahoo Finance

Gift ideas for the garden
December 18th, 2015 - Chilliwack Progress

THE REAL DIRT: Looking at the year in gardening
December 18th, 2015 - The Chronicle Herald

Goodman’s Florist & Greenhouses
December 18th, 2015 - Hamilton Community News

It’s a small world for Christmas at Floral Showhouse
December 18th, 2015 - NiagaraThisWeek.com

IN THE GARDEN: Got a gardener on your Christmas list?
December 17th, 2015 - The Tri-City News

This Headbanging Bee Hits A Flower 350 Times A Second
December 17th, 2015 - IFL Science

Harris Seeds Publishes the 2015-2016 Vegetable & Cut Flower Growers' Catalog
December 17th, 2015 - 24-7 Press Release

Interest Free And Low Interest Cash Advances On Fall Seeded Crops, Greenhouse Floriculture/Vegetable Crops, And Stored Crops Now Available
December 16th, 2015 - Farms.com

Langley What's in Store: Greenhouse growing
December 16th, 2015 - BCLocalNews.com

Soil Treatment Market (Soil Protection, Organic Amendments, pH Adjusters) to Grow at 8.5% CAGR to 2020
December 15th, 2015 - Le Lezard (EN)

Bevo Agro Growing 8 Acres
December 15th, 2015 - Shawconnect Websol Barchart

Sales From U.S. Horticulture Operations Up 18 Percent In Five Years
December 15th, 2015 - Farms.com

Headbanging Aussie bee takes a heavy metal approach to pollination
December 14th, 2015 - MyWebMemo.com

Climate Deal Requires $16.5 Trillion Investment to Cut Pollution
December 13th, 2015 - News - MSN CA

William Robert (Bill) Stuart Passes
December 11th, 2015 - Standardbred Canada

Growing concerns: Keep poinsettias happy over holidays
December 11th, 2015 - London Free Press

LED Lighting for Horticultural Applications: Advanced Lighting Technology for Food Crops, Floriculture, Cannabis, and Livestock: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts
December 10th, 2015 - Money

How to grow a coffee plant from seed
December 10th, 2015 - Portage Daily Graphic

Meijer Continues Tradition of Supplying Michigan-Grown Poinsettias to Six Midwest States
December 10th, 2015 - Le Lezard (EN)

Showhouse decks the halls for Christmas
December 9th, 2015 - Fort Erie Times

Helen Chesnut: 2016 garden adventure begins with a catalogue
December 9th, 2015 - Times Colonist

Life, in the Dead of Winter – 6 Great Christmas Plants For The Season
December 8th, 2015 - TheBabySpot.ca

GRCA has unique gift ideas
December 8th, 2015 - Northumberland Today

High concentration of CO2 protects sorghum against drought and improves seeds
December 8th, 2015 - Global Plant Council

Beat the blahs with indoor blooms
December 7th, 2015 - Sudbury Living

It's a state of emergency: We need a binding climate agreement
December 3rd, 2015 - Rabble.ca

Have Your Say: Dreaming of a green Christmas
December 2nd, 2015 - The Globe and Mail

World Leaders Start Crucial Climate Summit
November 30th, 2015 - Canada Standard

LONG World Leaders Gather In Paris For Crucial Climate Summit
November 30th, 2015 - Canada Standard

World leaders in Paris for climate-rescue summit
November 29th, 2015 - Digital Journal

Phosphorus management – What really has to change?
November 27th, 2015 - The Grower

Queen Elizabeth kicks off Commonwealth summit with climate focus
November 27th, 2015 - Digital Journal

Bevo Agro Inc. Announces Record First Quarter Results
November 26th, 2015 - Le Lezard (EN)

Growing concerns: Sensitive poinsettias require loving labour
November 25th, 2015 - London Free Press

So much for the science, Trudeau government sticks to pre-determined climate agenda
November 25th, 2015 - Financial Post

Gardens to bloom tourism
November 24th, 2015 - Trenton Trentonian

The Speck-ter haunting tomato fields
November 24th, 2015 - AgAnnex

Agrochemicals Market - PMR Market Insight Report 2015 - 2021 - Press Release - Digital Journal
November 24th, 2015 - Digital Journal

Rosa Flora Tour
November 22nd, 2015 - The Free Press Newspaper

Agrochemicals Market - PMR's Analysis of Global Key Trends, Drivers, and Restraints from Supply and Demand Perspectives. - Press Release - Digital Journal
November 20th, 2015 - Digital Journal

Helen Chesnut: Keep protective material ready for citrus plants
November 18th, 2015 - Times Colonist

A big thank you to Our Auction Item Donors and Sponsors
November 16th, 2015 - Battlefords Daily News

The ‘Speck’-ter haunting New York tomato fields
November 16th, 2015 - Global Plant Council

The couple behind the wonderful gardens at the Gallilee Centre in Arnprior
November 14th, 2015 - InsideOttawaValley

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Project will teach people how to grow
November 13th, 2015 - StittsvilleCentral.ca


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