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March 15, 2011

TidBits of Information

  • PepsiCo has developed the world’s first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based, fully renewable resources. The bottle, which is 100% recyclable, is made from bio-based raw materials, including switch grass, pine bark and corn husks. In the future, the company expects to broaden the renewable sources used to create the bottle to include orange peels, potato peels, oat hulls and other agricultural byproducts from its foods business.

    Combining biological and chemical processes, PepsiCo has identified methods to create a molecular structure that is identical to petroleum-based PET, which results in a bottle that looks, feels and protects its product identically to existing PET beverage containers.
    PepsiCo will pilot production of the new bottle in 2012. Upon successful completion of the pilot, the company intends to move directly to full-scale commercialization.
     

  • Best Booth Awards at Canada Blooms 2011
    http://www.icangarden.com/document.cfm?task=viewdetail&itemid=9009
     

  • Is it the Fate of Canada Blooms
    to be “Merged” With Toronto’s National Home Show? by Art Drysdale
    http://www.icangarden.com/document.cfm?task=viewdetail&itemid=9010
     

  • Dear Donna, I wanted to pass along a new online, non-profit garden magazine entitled Soiled and Seeded - www.soiledandseeded.com  We are based out of Toronto and are prepping for your third edition. Hope you enjoy it. And please feel free to pass the link along. All the best, Barbara
     

  • Garden Tourism Awards
    http://www.icangarden.com/document.cfm?task=viewdetail&itemid=9006
     

  • Flavourful Herbs Are Easy to Grow by Dan Gill
    http://www.icangarden.com/document.cfm?task=viewdetail&itemid=9016
     

  • Vegetable Gardening for British Columbia

    Laura Peters

    This is the only book on the market specifically tailored to vegetable gardeners in British Columbia. Best-selling gardening writer Laura Peters presents a full range of recommended vegetable varieties perfectly suited for BC’s unique conditions, along with tips on growing, harvesting and managing pests and diseases.
     

  • Gardening With Colour Creative Design Ideas for Canadian Gardens

    Rob Sproule

    With the eye of an artist, gardening expert Rob Sproule presents 60 plant combinations that will turn your garden into the envy of the neighbourhood. Rob also teaches you design principles so you can create beautiful combos of your own.
     

  • Beginner Gardening for Canada

    A.H. Jackson

    A handy resource for both new gardeners and pros looking for a refresher in the basics, this book contains practical advice on how to start and maintain a beautiful vegetable or flower garden. Lots of information and step-by-step instructions on soil preparation, plant locations, fertilizer, compost, pests and diseases and an expert-tested list of the best trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals for Canada.
     

  • Just Ask Jerry

    Good Answers to Tough Canadian Gardening Questions
    Jerry Filipski

    Gardening columnist Jerry Filipski has been helping Canadians with their gardening problems for almost 20 years. Here, he collects the “greatest hits” from his question-and-answer column covering a huge range of gardening issues, all organized by topic.
     

  • 2011 Perennial Plant of the Year™ Amsonia hubrichtii
    http://www.perennialplant.org/
     

  • American Hosta Growers Association "Hosta of the Year" 'Praying Hands'
     

  • The International Herb Association, 2011 Herb of the Year, Horseradish Armoracia rusticana

    http://iherb.org/hoy2011.htm
     

  • 2011 Rose of the Year® and Floribunda of the Year® Collection http://www.jacksonandperkins.com/gardening/PD/31065/

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row