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Fall Bulbs have arrived!
by Toronto Botanical Garden
September 21, 2008

The Fall bulbs have arrived in the shopTBG and they are already on sale! Drop by to get your picks before they are all gone. If you were eyeing the gorgeous Allium 'Ivory Queen' in our Knot Garden this year, make sure you drop by soon as there are only a few left. Prices are the best in town due to the early sale. TBG Member and volunteer discounts do not apply to sale items.

Stop by for the Fall Plant Sale this week. The beautiful plants filling the lobby and shop are Chrysanthemums and Hibiscus along with a few grasses and some fun succulents inside the shop. TBG Member and volunteer discounts apply to these seasonal items.

Now is the time to review your program guide or the TBG website and register for some of the outstanding courses offered this fall at the TBG. Some of our new programs include:

Creating Natural Playgrounds for Children
Certifying your Backyard with Project CHIRP
Greening our Cities: An Evening with David Suzuki
Special Master Class: Tips and Tricks of Growing Alpines with Graham Nicholls
Horticultural Therapy and Gardening for Life
Thursday, October 2, 7:30 p.m.
Grasses for Livable Landscapes with Rick Darke

Durably dramatic and luminously responsive, grasses are playing increasing roles in truly sustainable landscapes that blend fine design with conservation ethics. Award-winning author, photographer and designer Rick Darke will highlight the range, purpose and promise of grasses, sedges and rushes. These sturdy all-season plants are perfect for our challenging (and ever-changing) climate.

Wednesday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.

Roses for a Healthy Planet with Wilhelm Kordes

Wilhelm Kordes, Managing Director of his 120-year-old family firm, W. Kordes Söhne, Germany, is a rose hybridizer par excellence. He'll speak of the company's history, the developments in rose breeding over the last two decades and the company's 1988 decision to stop using fungicides in their trial fields, leading to the development of disease-resistant roses.

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