Jul 15, 2019
A fitting tribute to Len Cullen
Many leaders of the profession today got their start working for an industry pioneer.
May 6, 2019
Our purpose can help to shape our image
Showing others what our profession contributes to their daily lives can go a long way to changing public perceptions.
Apr 1, 2019
Spring and renewal
The idea of gardening as an environmental and social movement is catching on.
Mar 7, 2019
The future is bright
Committees to guide association resources and plans in regards to the strategic plan are shaping up.
Feb 15, 2019
Our members and staff team are amazing
Great input from readers on the challenges ahead.
Dec 12, 2018
Strategic plan for the future
Clear association-wide goals exist for the next quarter-century.
Nov 6, 2018
We've got your back
Business owners are able to help one another through participation in Landscape Ontario.
Sep 4, 2018
Salt inventory shortage
Contractors should prepare for a shortage of salt this coming winter.
Jun 15, 2018
What to do about labour
Attracting more skilled labour requires employers to first take ownership of the issue.
Apr 5, 2018
Memories of Paul Olsen
Tony shares his memories of the late founder and industry leader.
Jan 15, 2018
What employees love and hate about their jobs
Anything you can do to give employees some autonomy helps to make them happier.
Dec 15, 2017
Focus on labour
Association activities to help increase the amount of available skilled labour.
Nov 8, 2017
Help showcase our contribution ethic to the world
Tree planting campaign resonates with communities and politicians.
Oct 15, 2017
Update on proposed changes to Labour Standards Act
How changes in labour laws will affect the profession.
Sep 15, 2017
In praise of living landscapes
The environmental, energy, health and economic benefits of the green profession.
Jun 15, 2017
Let’s cure plant blindness
Grey to Green Conference helps to promote benefits of our profession to government and policy makers.
May 15, 2017
Our profession builds communities
Some LO members recently made their case in front of the Ontario Municipal Board, and won.
Mar 15, 2017
Building trust in a profession
A formula by Stephen Covey helps to define the purpose of Landscape Ontario.
Jan 15, 2017
Make a life-long impression on actions alone
People may always remember how you made them feel.
Dec 15, 2016
Our wonderful members and volunteers are what make our association so special.
Oct 22, 2016
Values that connect generations
Family businesses allow the values of one generation to be passed down to the next.
Jul 15, 2016
Right plant, right place
It is time for municipal arborists, landscape architects and others to reexamine “native-only” and seed zone restriction policies.
Jun 15, 2016
Why members belong to our association
Our membership team asked 30 members why they are part of the LO community.
Apr 15, 2016
Canada Blooms — 20 years of celebrating our profession
A look back at the origins of Canada Blooms.
Mar 15, 2016
An industry of selfless sharing
Doing favours without expecting something in return is what our community is all about.
Feb 15, 2016
Remembering John Putzer
A look at how John Putzer has helped to influence those in the profession today.
Dec 15, 2015
Proud of Landscape Ontario innovators
Technology and the sharing economy are changing the landscape.
Nov 15, 2015
Baseball and landscaping
The image communicated volumes about integrity, contribution, mentorship, purpose, collaboration and positive competition.
Oct 15, 2015
This association is blessed with amazing, passionate, awe-inspiring, contribution-oriented and caring members.
Sep 15, 2015
Do you have problems finding good employees?
Finding good employees is a huge issue for our industry.
Jun 15, 2015
Message speaks to graduates and beyond
This month’s column is from the speech given by me at the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture graduation ceremony on Mar. 28, 2015.
May 15, 2015
A couple of important issues that may affect you
A number of members have called asking for clarity about the special rules for Landscape Gardeners within the Labour Standards Act (LSA).
Apr 15, 2015
Musings from Canada Blooms 2015
Canada Blooms is community accelerated. Vision becomes reality in five days of construction.
Mar 15, 2015
What is the purpose of Landscape Ontario?
Over the years I have observed members communicate our purpose in many ways.
Feb 15, 2015
Congress: An inspiring start to 2015
This month I would like to give over my space to Jason Bouwman, founder of Compass Creative in Stoney Creek.
Dec 15, 2014
Matchmaking is now an LO benefit
I have always thought of Landscape Ontario as a family.
Nov 15, 2014
What do you really want?
I have been asking these questions for over 25 years: What do members really want? What is our value proposition?
Oct 15, 2014
I know it’s a cliché, however, it is incredible how fast the time goes. Summer is already over.
Sep 15, 2014
Respond with kindness
Conflict is part of life. We are all human and none of us are perfect. It is important for all of us to realize that we have the power to respond with kindness, respect, empathy and forgiveness.