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May 27th Guest Speaker: John Statham — Perennial Grasses


John Statham, owner and operator of his own garden centre, operates out of his home in Uxbridge, Ontario.  It is set in the middle of a pine forest, with shade plants under the pines and the sun plants in what used to be the paddocks.  The old horse barn is used to house pots, bulbs and other various items. John started up his own garden centre after working at Sheridan Nurseries for a few years. His commute now consists of grabbing a coffee and walking out the door.  As his business continues to grow it’s not unusual to have customers who have driven more than an hour to come see him.  John’s plant selection has increased substantially and now includes collections of Hostas (400 varieties), Daylilies (140 varieties) Heuchera, Ornamental Grasses (one of his loves), Echinacea, Peonies (especially Itoh peonies), Hydrangea, Heuchera, Clematis (which has grown to over 100 varieties) and unusual Conifers. In his spare time John writes a column for one his local papers, “Can you dig it?”

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