Meet Mark Cullen

Canada's best known gardening personality, Mark Cullen believes that Canadians of all ages need to play more - preferably in the dirt. A best-selling author with over 400,000 books in print, Mark reaches over one million Canadians every week through various media outlets. He is Home Hardware's horticultural spokesperson and regularly contributes to various magazines, gardening shows and newsletters. With a familiar style that people can relate to, he delivers a message that is compelling, fun, informative and inspirational - all based on his organic approach to gardening. In his spare time Mark enjoys driving his Ford Model A - and of course he loves to garden.

Countdown to Canada Blooms

~February 9, 2011

As I write this I am sitting in the mid morning sunshine of one cold day. Forecast high of -9 Celsius. Sure feels like winter.
Sometime between now and the growing season of April and May I have a lot of work to do elsewhere - like at Canada’s largest annual ‘garden festival’, Canada Blooms.

I am speaking there, with my friend Denis Flanagan, each morning at 11:30am (Wednesday to Saturday). Denis and I will welcome visitors to the show and help you plan your day at the festival. I am also speaking at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 19, with my daughter Heather. We have some terrific stories and pictures to share with you.

Canada Blooms runs Wednesday, March 16 through Sunday, March 20, 2011 with a preview party scheduled for Tuesday night. Tickets for the preview are only $75 at
Pick your day – but do it very soon. More details below!

Canada Blooms
Canada Blooms produces a monthly e-newsletter – with more frequent communications as we get closer to festival dates. Sign up at
This year Canada Blooms is partnering with the 40th Anniversary JUNO Awards. As part of the JUNO awards excitement, Canada Blooms will create a new “JUNO Rocks” garden feature. Five selected JUNO Award nominees and winners will collaborate with garden builders from Canada Blooms to create beautiful personalized gardens reflecting each artist’s particular style and genre in honour of the JUNO Awards Ruby Anniversary. Gardens will be judged by attendees with one lucky 'voter' winning a JUNO VIP Package which includes tickets to all of the events of the 2011 Juno Awards.
Tickets are available online (, at the Canada Blooms Head Office or at the Toronto Botanical Garden.
Wherever you live, be sure to try and get to this years’ edition of the event. Canada Blooms is the largest flower and garden festival in the country and the 2nd largest in North America (Philadelphia is 1st).

I am really charged up about Canada Blooms this year and I hope that if you do get to the festival be sure to say Hi and introduce yourself to me.

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