September 15, 2009
Denis Flanagan CLD
Director of public relations

Denis FlanaganWe have such a diverse membership in Landscape Ontario, with everyone concentrating on the same glorious goal of making our planet a greener place to live. It’s a goal that we see materialize every day on job sites. It pulls us together at chapter meetings, school plantings and community events. The landscapes that we create are as diverse as the people planting them.

LO has also developed many programs to help members promote the Green for Life brand. A sample of these programs follows:

Tree atlas

In partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources, we are promoting the planting of native trees. Posters were created and distributed to garden centres.

If you log onto, you will find information on native trees. It’s a great learning tool for junior and senior gardeners alike.

Green for Life 101

This is a new colour flyer for you to hand out to customers that explains why they should use a Landscape Ontario Green for Life member company. The program is all about helping your customers enjoy the outdoors with the help of members like you.
You may obtain the piece in two ways: download free high-resolution artwork from, or print the order sheet and fax it to Jane Leworthy at LO’s home office, 905-875-3942.  

Green for Life merchandise

Promote yourself as a professional member with visual merchandise, such as vehicle decals, window clings and quote stickers. All of the above are free by downloading an order form at the above-noted web address.

Green for Life bulb mix

In conjunction with Tradewinds, we have developed a customized mix of narcissus from Holland. These will be distributed at the Communities in Bloom awards ceremony in Vaughan on October 2. A case of bulbs will made available to each chapter (complete with a small sign) to be part of a planting at a community event this fall. A case will also be donated to the growers’ auction.

Next spring will be heralded by several thousand Green for Life plantings that will visibly celebrate the diversity of our members and the communities in which they live.

Denis Flanagan may be contacted at