Pearly Everlasting blues – learning to love tattered plants

Written on: August 14th, 2019

by Renate Sander-Regier In the spring of 2018, I planted a patch of Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea). I have long been charmed by the poetic, ...


Another good reason to hold back on “cleaning up” the garden

Written on: March 28th, 2019

by Renate Sander-Regier With spring in the air, and snow and ice in full retreat, the temptation can be strong to get out there and “clean up” the jumbled leaves, ...


Plant it and they will come: my corner pollinator garden

Written on: November 27th, 2018

by Berit Erickson I’m not exaggerating when I say that my pollinator garden has changed my life. How can a garden possibly do that? Well, let me tell you… ...


Bombus – the Bumble Bee

Written on: May 18th, 2018

by David Van Olst We’ve all heard of this infamous bee species. In fact, if you ask a group of children to draw a picture of a bee, most of them will instinctively ...


Bee box workshops

Written on: April 27th, 2018

by Sandy Garland Our first events of 2018 were two workshops to build Mason Bee boxes, held on Sunday afternoons, April 8 and 15, and we couldn’t be more ...


Milkweed muddle: why NOT to plant tropical milkweed

Written on: April 24th, 2018

by Renate Sander-Regier As though they are not already struggling enough (see Threats), Monarch butterflies now face an additional challenge. This new one, ...