Media Release

February 17, 2012

The Regional Municipality of York kicks off garden design seminar series on March 1

City TV personality Frankie “Flowers” Ferragine hosts first seminar of the garden season
NEWMARKET - The Regional Municipality of York Water for Tomorrow program is pleased to launch the 2012 garden design seminar season with Container Gardening featuring Frankie “Flowers” Ferragine.
Join the City TV personality for a free garden design seminar to learn the secrets to beautiful container gardening. Frankie will show you 150 inspiring, beautiful and sometimes surprising container ideas to get your creative juices flowing to add colour to your porch, balcony or front step.
Each idea plays with Frankie’s signature technique of using a thriller, a filler and a spiller to make sure your containers will have maximum impact
WHAT: Garden Design Seminar series launch
Container Gardening with Frankie “Flowers” Ferragine
WHEN: March 1, 2012
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
COST:  Free to York Region residents
WHERE: Delta Markham, 50 East Valhalla Drive, Town of Markham
Space is limited, so please register for this or any other session at:
Over the past 11 years, Water for Tomorrow garden design seminars and home landscape visits have helped thousands of York Region residents learn how to create beautiful gardens using hardy, beautiful plants that thrive in drier soil conditions.
Residents taking part in the free home garden visits receive a water efficiency kit, including their advisor’s suggestions and layout drawings, seeded bookmark and a copy of Water for Tomorrow’s publications,    At-Home Guide and Water Efficient Plant Selection Guide.
For information on Water for Tomorrow and the services it offers, visit
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Media Contact: Barbara Moss, Corporate Communications, York Region
 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1237 • Cell: 905-505-5775 •

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Media Contact: Michelle McEwan, Corporate Communications, York Region
  1-877-464-9675, ext. 1209 . Cell: 905-251-6412 .
Founded in 1971, The Regional Municipality of York is made up of nine municipalities
and provides services to more than one million residents, 29,000 businesses and 495,000 employees.

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