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Springtime wonders

May 22, 2021 0 comments

Ferns are unfurling, trilliums and wild columbine are blooming and wild ginger is providing nesting materials for leaf-cutter bees in late May in the native plant garden.

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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 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 0 comments

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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