Wildflowers: what’s native?

Written on: October 11th, 2018

by Sandy Garland This is an ongoing question among those of us who want to garden in an ecologically sensible way. We aim to plant locally native species based on ...

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Signs of the times

Written on: August 6th, 2018

by Sandy Garland, sign messages by Renate Sander-Regier Proclaiming your garden as pollinator habitat will not only send a message to your neighbours, it might also ...

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Where do pollinators go in winter?

Written on: March 18th, 2018

by Renate Sander-Regier On this late-winter morning, with snowflakes swirling outside the window, thoughts turn to the bees, flies, moths, beetles, and butterflies ...

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Putting the garden to bed – while helping pollinators

Written on: December 12th, 2017

by Renate Sander-Regier During the fall season, many of us are busy putting our gardens to bed for the winter. We often follow the gardening traditions we grew up ...

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Bee boxes: practical tips and local experience

Written on: December 8th, 2017

by Sandy Garland Providing nesting sites for bees involves more than just drilling holes in a piece of wood, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here is some ...

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