Tag Archives: native gardening

Easy Butterfly and Bee Gardens

The long, dark Canadian winter months mean our gardens (like us) can only dream of the warmer days to come. Are you craving warm spring air and blooms? Native over-wintering pollinators are too. Plant native plants to support our neighbourhood’s … Continue reading

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The Real Pawpaw

I didn’t know what the native pawpaw was until 3 years ago. Maybe I’m a little slow with this: I didn’t even know it existed. Did you imagine that southern Ontario was home to a ‘tropical fruit’? I thought the … Continue reading

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Spice World

An adaptable understory tree that can be found in lowlands and woodlands – and supports birds with fruit, shelter and for small mammals, and acts as a host plant for beautiful native moths and butterflies Continue reading

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Berry Pleasing

A few years ago Altona Forest was larger than it is now. That was before the streets cut through and neighbourhoods crept closer and into the trees. The natural forest edges and transition areas met bulldozers. Many food-producing native wildflowers, … Continue reading

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