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Oh Happy Day !!

Oh Happy Day! Fall is a complicated time emotionally for most of us. Autumn begins with the upbeat excitement of new beginnings; that start-of–the-school-year feeling mingled with the crisp air and colour explosions of autumn. Then, a certain darkness descends. … Continue reading

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That Big Bogus Bag of “Wildflower” Seeds

Confessions of a Wildflower Expert……. When I first started growing wildflowers some 30 years ago I was clueless and made lots of mistakes. Back then no one talked about pollinators or growing food locally. Monarchs were taken for granted and … Continue reading

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Pod Parade

The last blog for meadow month may seem strange to some.  Generally when one thinks of a meadow, the early spring greens and mid-summer colour pallet are what come to mind.  The fall meadow is, I believe, overlooked. Fall is … Continue reading

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Curtis Prairie

For the second installment of meadow month, I thought I’d talk about one of the most famous meadows in North America.  Famous not only because it was such a successful restoration project but also because one of the most famous … Continue reading

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Meadow Month

  Last week I introduced Meadow Month.  For this week and the next three, Miriam and I will be discussing concepts related to meadows: why they’re important, famous meadows, how to have (and personalize) your own,  and hopefully you’ll learn … Continue reading

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Seed Science for the Non-Scientist

I’m not sure about the entire continent of North America, but here in Ontario, summer seems to just be getting started.  Looking at the forecast, though, it’s looking like it’s going to be a short one.  Don’t let this warm … Continue reading

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