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Northumberland Master Gardeners are presenting a series of lectures each Monday in March to brighten up those last days of winter.  The line-up of guest speakers is:


March 6th:  Kevin Elchuk, Giboshihill Hostas, “Ornamental Trees in the Hosta Garden”

March 13th:  Darren Heimbecker, Whistling Gardens, “Dwarf Conifers -- Large Impact”

March 20th:  Marion Jarvie, “Structure and the Layered Look”

March 27th:  Paul Zammit, Toronto Botantical Gardens,

“Lighting the Way:  Bright Selections for the Shade Garden”


Lectures start at 7:30 p.m. at the Calvary Pentecostal Church, 401 Croft Street East, Port Hope.  Tickets are $40 for all four lectures (cash or cheque) or $15 for single lectures, if available.


Tickets may be purchased at:

Cobourg Paint & Wallpaper, 34 King Street West, Cobourg

Holton Flowers, 62 Walton Street, Port Hope


This year's garden and flower show is taking place March 10th through 19th in the Enercare Building at Exhibition Place, Toronto.

If you go by car:  The main entry, Princes Gate, is closed this year.  If heading west on Lakeshore Blvd., continue past Strachan and enter the grounds via Newfoundland Drive.  Going east, there are two entrances from Lakeshore -- Ontario Drive and Newfoundland Drive.


In 2007, a 170 kilometre portion of the highway stretching from CFB Trenton to the Don Valley Parkway (and later Keele Street) in Toronto was designated the Highway of Heroes, reflecting its use as the route for funeral convoys carrying fallen Canadian Forces service men and women from CFB Trenton to the coroner’s office in Toronto.

This designation honours those men and women who have made such a vital contribution to our way of life,and offers a wonderful opportunity to tell the story of Canadian Veterans. The goal is to implement a largescale planting program (117,000 trees) and create a series of elements along the roadway that will remind those who pass by of the great debt we owe these courageous Canadians.  3,000 trees have been planted as of Spring, 2017.

Just click on the link below. There are some surprises!

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