Vertical gardening is a fast growing trend. Whether you've got a small urban garden or a large country garden, there's a climber for you. Tonight, we'll learn of the new and also the overlooked in the world of Clematis and other vines.
May 16, 2022
Dugald’s gardening career began at an early age in his English grandmother's garden where he'd occasionally help out with weeding and digging. He says “I must have caught the bug then, because I've been interested in plants and gardens ever since”.
Dugald and his father, Pashleigh, started Garden Import a mail order nursery in 1983 because they couldn't find the quality or selection of plants they wanted for their own gardens. After 32 years the business was closed in December 2014. Dugald was on the board of directors at The Toronto Botanical Garden from 1996 to 2009; has occasionally sat in for Ed Lawrence on CBC’s Ontario Today; was the first president of the Greater Toronto Bulb Society; and, is a member of numerous horticultural societies (TBG, Ontario Rock Garden, Hardy Plant Society and International Clematis Society). His current gardening passions are tuberous begonias, clematis, daffodils, summer bulbs and tulips.
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