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Tania Moffat, Editor; Bill Hardy, CNLA; Nuria Perez de Leon, CN; Dorothy Dobbie, Publish- er; Raymond Carrière, Communities in Bloom; Don Budinsky, Communities in Bloom; Carla Hrycyna, St. Mary's Nursery; Diane Banash, Communities in Bloom at the awards dinner.

C has come to expect

ongratulations to all of the winners who truly represent the high calibre of work and expertise the public from this industry.

Competition was fierce in the landscape category, with 34 entries coming in from across Canada. The National Awards of Landscape Excellence were presented to the following companies: - Caterpillar Award for Commercial

Construction/Installation to Wilco Civil Inc. in B.C. - Caterpillar Award

for Residen-

tial Construction/Installation to Peter Hughes Landscape in Alta. - DynaSCAPE Award for Landscape

Design to Welwyn Wong Landscape Design in Ont. - HortProtect Award for Commer-

cial Maintenance to Clintar Landscape Management - Mississauga West in Ont. - HortProtect Award for Residential

Maintenance to the Landmark Group in Ont.

- Garden Centre of the Year Award to

Sheridan Nurseries in Ont. - Grower of the Year Award to Dutch-

master Nurseries Ltd. in Ont. - Green for Life Community Award to

ParaSpace Landscaping in Langley, B.C. - Green for Life Industry Award to

CN's EcoConnexions From the Ground Up program - Green for Life Distinction Award to

Michel Touchette of Jeffries Nurseries in Portage la Prairie, Man. - Award of Excellence to Larry Dyck,

scientist at the Morden Research Station, Man., for his work on rose breeding - CNLA President’s Award to Vic

Krahn, owner of Lakeshore Tree Farms in Saskatoon, Sask.

6 • Beautiful Gardens 2015 Craterellus cornucopioides or black trumpets.

Hi Dorothy, I wonder if you can help me? My

friend at the lake, Nancy, has these mushrooms growing at her cottage, in only one spot every year. Anyone she's asked doesn't know

what they are. I told her you might. Do you? Obviously, she's not plan- ning on eating them, she just wants to know what kind they are. Thanks gardening whiz. Judy

Hi Judy, Mushrooms are very difficult to iden-

tify positively and require someone who is an expert, but this one looks like it could be a member of the genus Helvella. You can try Ken Fosty, I know he used to grow mushrooms. Let us know if you get a definitive answer. Dorothy

Thanks Dorothy, We are pretty sure they are black

trumpets. Nancy Greer


If they are indeed black trumpets they are edible and often sought after. They are also known as: horn of plenty, black chanterelle, or trumpet of the dead. Why trumpet of the dead? They were thought to have been played by those buried underground.

Dear Gardener, I was wondering if there is a current

record for the tallest tomato plant? We currently have a tomato plant that is 9 ft. 9 in. and still growing. We are unsure of the variety, but the fruit is small, like a cherry tomato. Karen Reimer

Hi Karen, I have never heard of such a record, but

perhaps Mr. Tomato has . . . I do know that indeterminate tomatoes

or vining tomatoes (such as Early Girl and Beefsteak) will keep on growing and producing fruit until freeze, growing as high as 12 feet (six feet is more usual). People generally stake these tomatoes. The fruit sets along the stem. Dorothy

I know of no such record but I've heard

of cherry tomatoes reaching 15 feet and more. – Mr. T


Cold and flu season is upon us, time to ramp up your vitamin C intake. Did you know that pound per pound green bell peppers have twice the vitamin C of oranges? Red and yellow bell peppers have four times as much.

Survey Winners!

Thank you to all our readers for taking the time to respond to our survey. We were inundated with the original forms, photocopies and electronic responses, wow! The information you've sent to us is invaluable in helping us find out more about you and what interests

you as we plan our editorial moving forward. Congratulations to Wayne Pfef-

fer, Ethel Turner and Terisa Gigiel, our three winners. Enjoy your gift baskets! Thanks and stay tuned for more prizes and fun!

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