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Making Wildflower Babies in March!!

Congratulations! You’ve decided to embrace the magical world of wildflowers! You’re completely psyched and can barely wait to welcome pollinators and beneficial bugs to your beautiful backyard blooms. But wait! It’s almost April! Is it too late? Not by a … Continue reading

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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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Let’s Go, Pollinators

  It has been a whirlwind of activity in the gardens these past few days.  As a lover of “creepy crawlies”, I don’t think my camera has had more than five minutes rest this week.  Even at night, I am … Continue reading

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It’s Columbine Time

One of my favourite late spring bloomers is the columbine (Aquilegia canadensis).  It’s not a particularly large or showy flower by any means but it has its own unique features. The flower itself faces down, leaving the pollen-covered anthers and … Continue reading

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A Bug-Lover’s Surprise

This past summer I grew a vegetable garden.  And when I say vegetable garden, I mean a vegetable-milkweed garden.  You see, the milkweed just started growing and I’ve done nothing but plant my veggies around it. I don’t know what … Continue reading

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Not Your Average Pollinator Blog

Are you ready for the understatement of the year? OK, brace yourselves…pollinators are important. Phew, there, I said it. Numbers vary but it is estimated that pollinating insects are needed for the development of 75% of the world’s flowering plants. … Continue reading

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