Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


November, 2001
Regional Report

Shows & Events

50,000 Poinsettias Under Glass
Enjoy 50,000 Poinsettias Under Glass November 17 and 18 at Niagara Under Glass in Vineland, Ontario. Opened in June 2001, this new greenhouse and educational facility also offers daily tours and exhibits for gardeners young and old. Explore the amazing world of greenhouse growing: Operate a model greenhouse and learn about hydroponics in the 15,000 square foot Discovery Centre; check out the living wall and biofilter. From the elevated walkway, examine the progression of a greenhouse crop from start to finish in the 225,000 square feet of greenhouse space and then (extra fee) pot up your own plant to take home. Enjoy the cafe and gift shop, too. Niagara Under Glass Discovery Centre 1 Discovery Lane, Vineland, ON Call Toll Free 1-866-562-4411 for more information or phone 905-562-4400.

Web Finds

Overwintering Potted Plants
Sometimes gardeners want to keep containerized plants outdoors for the winter, either out of necessity or for design considerations. This scenario is problematic in that even the hardier perennials, trees and shrubs are more susceptible to cold damage in a container than they would be when planted in the ground. Overwintering Potted Plants is an excerpted page from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and offers insight into the hows and whys of what needs to be done to meet this challenge.


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