About Dorothy Dobbie

President and founder of Pegasus Publications Inc., the publisher of the local gardener magazines, Ontario Gardener, Manitoba Gardener and Alberta Gardener. Pegasus Publications also publishes other magazines like Smart Careers, Lifestyles 55 and several other publications and annuals.

Dorothy Dobbie is also the host of a popular weekly gardening radio show, The Gardener on CJOB, a Corus radio station.

Mrs. Dobbie is a former Member of Parliament (1988 to 1993). She co-chaired the Dobbie-Beaudoin Joint House-Senate Committee on the Renewal of Canada, which led to the Charlottetown Accord.

She was the first woman president of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce in 1987/88. She was voted Outstanding Business Citizen of the Year in Manitoba (1983), and Winnipeg Woman of the Year of Business (1988), among other awards and medals. Mrs. Dobbie has served as on the boards and as chair of a dozen local and national organizations and is currently Chair of the Tree Canada Foundation and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. She is the chair of the Canadian Arts Summit for 2012.

She also serves on the board of the Canadian Broadcast Standard Council (Prairie Region) and is on the Executive of the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. She is an executive member of the Canadian Club of Winnipeg among several other community responsibilities.

40 thoughts on “About Dorothy Dobbie

  1. Reid Dickie says:

    Hi Dorothy,

    Thanks for liking my recent prairie piece and I thank you for reading my blog.

    Be happy,

    Reid Dickie

  2. Hello Dorothy,

    thanks for liking us. We are a non-profit organization in South Africa and
    planting a garden is life – sustaining and it is improving the quality of life.

    Regina Oborski for Umthunzi

  3. Hi Dorothy,
    Thank you so much for liking my recent (4th) post “Lesson learned from my garden”. I am a new blogger, recent gardener and have a lot to learn on both subjects. I enjoyed reading your blog as well.

    Relax, Enjoy, Dream …

    Carmen

  4. Leslie Ann Lloyd says:

    Hi Dorothy,
    Thanks for liking my piece “If You’re Lazy:Organize”. It is an honor to get your thumbs up. Please let me know if I can answer any questions or provide content for you. Happy to be of service. ~Bee Blessed & In Joy, L

  5. Dorothy
    Thanks for (liking) the picture of my orchid. As I started to read your blog I realized that I feel the same way you do about writing a blog. I am glad you wrote it.
    By the way your vredentials are really impressive. Good Luck.
    Mitch
    PS if you ever need pictures of orchids or flowers let me know.

  6. Hi Dorothy, I can see I’m going to come back again and again for a seriously good read. In the meantime what a lovely piece about visiting the Welsh gardens (my family orginates from the North, and I appreciate the references to “green” having visisted agian this summer. Thanks for stopping by

  7. wildinjapan says:

    Dorothy,
    Thank you for liking my post “Fruits of my labours”.
    It’s nice to see the enviroment in a different part of the world.
    Best of luck with your blog – although from reading your personal history, luck has little to do with anything you do!

    Andrew

  8. Hi Dorothy,
    Thanks for liking my blog story on the Healing Garden. You have a beautiful blog…subscribing now!

  9. leduesorelle says:

    I haven’t always been a gardener, but growing our own food has been a transformative experience in more ways than I can say… it’s become a daily habit I miss when I’m away. Welcome to the garden blogging world — isn’t it amazing?

  10. So glad you liked our Goodby Summer piece. We love gardening and all the delights that summer brings, and just wanted to pause to remember those starry nights filled with the smell of magnolia blossoms.

  11. Gerard says:

    Hi Dorothy,

    Thank you for liking my picture “When Leaves Blush”. You have inspired me to post more garden/nature pictures so hoping to hear from avid gardeners like you in the future. More power on your blog and publications. Cheers!

  12. Anne-Marie says:

    Hi Dorothy .. thank you for liking my blog! I enjoyed reading about gardening in Manitoba! Gardening here in Victoria is wonderful (unless we get snow)! Happy gardening!!! Anne-Marie

  13. tialaurea says:

    <3 Love your neighbour's cat story

  14. MEANMAGENTA says:

    Hello Dorothy,
    thank you so very much for taking the time to visit me blog and for liking Autumnal Rose III. Like you I love flowers and spending time in the garden. Flowers are endless source of inspiration for me: you can view more photos of flowers and gardens also on my main blog, http://meanmagenta-photos.blogspot.com
    Best wishes, Paola

  15. Thank you for liking my post on autumn color in the garden–I appreciate it!

  16. Hi Dorothy,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a gardener too and a landscape artist but then I also write poems every now and then. We do commercial gardening here in the Philippines propagating indigenous plants and trees. It’s nice to know a plant lover like you! Cheers!

  17. Huffygirl says:

    Hi Dorothy, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looks like you have some wonderful photos here.
    Huffygirl

  18. Steven Coyne says:

    Dorothy:
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog, Gardeners Guide, here on wordpress. I absolutely love your blog hope that we can share great gardening information with our readers. I typically discuss growing vegetables and fruit, and I even write articles about such here in Texas. I think that no matter where you are in the world, gardeners can always learn from other gardeners. Have a great, safe and warm winter up there in Canada. You are welcome to contact me via email at gardenersguide@yahoo.com

    Thank you,
    Steven

  19. Dorothy,
    I am so happy that you foundmy blog and that you liked what I had to offer. After reading your bio, I am deeply humbled and thrilled that you also subscribed. (I also happen to love the WordPress design that you chose.) By the way, you might also be interested in Blotanical(http://www.blotanical.com),which is a tremendous collection of garden blogs from around the world. I look forward to reading more of your posts, and by all means, please take time to return to return to http://nittygrittydirtman.wordpress.com and explore older posts and the garden blogs that I have enjoyed. Cheers!
    Kevin

  20. Thank you for liking my recent blog post. I like what I see here and will be a regular visitor.

    A New Hampshire USA Gardener

  21. Mary says:

    Thank you, Dorothy, for visiting my blog. It allowed me to find your blog. I love gardening blogs. They allow me to see flowers I’ll never be able to grow in my garden and to visit places I’ll never go. I loved to see your bunny pictures. I had one in my yard that I think was your bunny’s sister.

  22. cecimadden says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Dorothy! Our Harvest Day was snowed out, so I pulled up as much broccolirabe as I could carry before the snow, and this Saturday we will have our official Harvest Day :) I cannot wait to learn more about gardening…your blog is a great resource too!

  23. Arlene says:

    Nice of you to drop by and post a like on my blog, many thanks

  24. hello, thanks for liking my post. i have few plants on my terrace and they are very much important for me. thanks for stopping and reading my blog.

  25. Fairy says:

    Hi Dorothy

    Thank you for liking my post way back in August. I only just noticed it and subsequently have found your blog. I have signed up and look forward to coming back and reading when I have more time.

    Thank you.

  26. Hi Dorothy –
    Thank you for the Like on our post about allowing more balcony gardens in Condominiums. I appreciate, very much, your positive feedback.
    Stephen, CondoFeed

  27. Hello, Dorothy,

    Thank you for visiting my site and “liking” my post, I look forward to receiving your posts as well. We just received our first snowfall yesterday here in Madison, WI, and I’m so glad my gardens have a deep, soft blanket protecting them…time to sit near the fire with tea and gardening catalogues!

  28. suzanneseely says:

    Dear Dorothy, I was happy and surprised you read and “liked” my blog, “Glory Be Its Spring in Texas”. I am honored. I look forward to reading and commenting on your blog posts! So far, looks like you have been very busy! I love the outdoors and little creatures. I really see the hand of God in all of it. Thanks again! Suzanne Seely

  29. Elizabeth Butler says:

    Hi Dorothy

    I have been a subscriber of Ontario Gardener since the beginning and usually read it from cover to cover. The Ten Neat Things articles are very interesting and informative. I was trying to get permission to reprint the article on delphiniums in the Ontario Delphinium Club Newsletter but I have not been able to find an address for yourself or the editor, I hope this works

    Liz Adjala Twp Ont

  30. Kelly says:

    Hi Dorothy
    My husband was listening to your show on CJOB last week and can you please tell me what plant or plants keep rodents ( mice) away
    Kelly

  31. Eva Macklem, Morden says:

    I would like to relocate some perennials and my strawberry patch. When is the best time to do this – now or in spring??

  32. pommepal says:

    Hello Dorothy I enjoy reading your posts your writing is beautiful and so descriptive so I would like to pass on to you “the reader appreciation award”. http://pommepal.wordpress.com/

  33. Patty Elder says:

    Hi Dorothy yesterday I heard that we could get seeds for the monarch butterfly plants. I tried the number but I got a fax machine. Or maybe I got the wrong number.thanks. Waiting for a reply. Patty.

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