Malcolm McDonald grows dahlias because he enjoys them. He will share photos of some of his favourite varieties, and well as offer tips on successfully growing the plants and caring for and storing the roots over winter. He will also show you how to divide the roots to start new plants.
Malcolm lives at Cobourg with his wife. He also has 4 adult children and 6 grandchildren. He was trained as a Food Microbiologist and retired in 2008 from Kraft Canada. Malcolm has a garden at Baltimore where he grows about 100 dahlias and 1000 gladiolus each year. His gardening is for pleasure so he doesn’t "market" my flowers but gives many to neighbours and friends. Other gardening interests include hybridizing, growing African Violets under lights and Japanese and other flower arranging. Malcolm is a member of the Cobourg Horticultural Society an has volunteered at the District Level as well.