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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

Dahlia (Dahlia species)

Dahlia (Dahlia species)

Native to the mountains of Central America, Dahlias are a garden favorite throughout the world. The huge selection of varieties offers a multitude of flower forms and colors to choose from. Dahlias provide long-lasting cut flowers and are adaptable to nearly any style of arrangement…

Grower of the Month

Waymar Flowers Ltd

Waymar Flowers Ltd

Waymar Flowers Ltd started out in west St.Catharines in 1987 by Henk and Ineke Vandewetering. At that time they grew summer cut flowers out in the field. But it was not until 1990 that they built their first greenhouses and started growing cut flowers year round. In 1995 they moved to a new and their current location in Vineland, further expanding the business to about 80,000 sqft of greenhouses. Henk's son Fred and his wife Linda now run the operation with several great full and part time employees from the local community. Over the years many types of cut flowers have been grown at Waymar…

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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