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Holiday Gift Guide 2017

November 17, 2017 0 comments

To help you celebrate and share the beauty of the natural world with your nearest and dearest this holiday season, we offer our Holiday Gift Guide 2017 with unique gift…

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The Owl Show

September 14, 2017 0 comments

The majestic and mysterious owl will be in the spotlight Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, when the Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society hosts The Owl Show at Station on the Green…

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Monarchs on the rebound?

August 9, 2017 0 comments

Mild Ontario summer helping monarch butterfly populations If you’ve been thinking it seems like there are more monarch butterflies around this year, you may be right. Monarchs have been making…

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Native plant & tree sales 2017

April 19, 2017 0 comments

Native plant & tree sales are a great way to find the perfect perennials, shrubs and trees for your garden. Here’s a list of plant sales in spring 2017: Burlington Royal Botanical…

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Native Plant Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)

Native Plant Source

April 3, 2017 0 comments

Waterloo Region’s Native Plant Source nursery is the place to find native plants for beautiful gardens that support local biodiversity Gardening is good for the body, mind and soul —…

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A Day in the Garden

February 19, 2017 0 comments

Banish the winter blues and spend A Day in the Garden with the Guelph-Wellington Master Gardeners on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Growing Up — Unique Ways to Get Your Garden Off the Ground is…

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Pollination biologist Sue Willis Chan monitors squash bee activity.

Giving thanks – for bees

October 8, 2016 0 comments

This harvest season, let’s give thanks for the bees that help put pumpkin, squash, zucchini and colourful gourds on our tables. The native pollinator Peponapis pruinosa, commonly known as the…

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All is revealed

September 9, 2016 0 comments

It’s always easy to get carried away at plant sales. And as my fabulous new finds go in the ground, I’m quite sure I’ll remember each and every one when next spring rolls around. So…

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Pollinator preserves take flight

August 23, 2016 1 Comment

A sign that the Cambridge Pollinator Preserve (CPP) is living up to its name comes in the form of ambush bugs lurking on the white blossoms of Queen Anne’s lace…

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Listening for the divine

June 16, 2016 0 comments

It’s a joy to hear the birds singing outside my window as I write this post on a warm June evening. Cardinals, chickadees, various sparrows, mourning doves, robins, grackles and the odd woodpecker…

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