Ottawa Is Blooming Show

April 24, 2008

Last weekend I went to the Ottawa is Blooming show at the Nepean Sportsplex for the first time. I had found out about it last year a week after it had taken place.

There were lots of great vendors and I noticed a few from the Kemptville area such as Rideau Woodland Ramble,

Ferguson Forest Centre,

and Pioneer Nursery.

I put my name in for a free membership draw for the Kemptville Horticultural Society, put an offer on a silent auction of 10 packs of seeds from Greta’s Organic Seeds (which I won!) and picked up a free packet of Sunflower ‘Tournesol’ from Pioneer Nursery. I chatted with a guy from Ferguson Forest Centre about bareroot seedlings, Bytowne Lawn Experts about Turf Revolution’s Easy Flow Compost, bought some Cupid’s Dart from Floribunda Seeds and some Citron watermelon seeds from Greta’s Organic Seeds.

I was really intrigued by the Easy Flow Compost which is a dry and compact pellet made from leaf and yard waste.

The contents of this product is almost the same as the Trail Waste Facility compost that I got last year however this one was in a convenient pellet-form, making it easier to spread on your lawn with a fertilizer spreader:

At $33.00 CDN for a 20 kg bag I think I’ll stick to hauling leaf compost from the Trail Waste Facility for $9.00 CDN for 250 kg. I just hope my car’s axle is still up to the job.

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