Pollinator Patch Certification

Pollinator Patch Certification

I just received this email for the Pollinator Patch Certification people here in Hamilton. What a pleasant surprise! Hello! Your application for Pollinator Patch Certification has been received and reviewed, and your garden is now certified and will appear on our Pollinator Paradise Map! We’d love to include some photos in our gallery or on our … Read more

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Get your free native tree

Grow Me Instead

Hey Hamilton! These are the last few days to order a free tree for your property, which are all native to Southern Ontario so they will be strong and hardy, and beneficial to the life living around us. They’ve got plenty to go around, so get yourself a maple, oak, birch, cedar, cherry, serviceberry, or … Read more

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Grow This Instead

Grow Me Instead

The Grow Me Instead (Southern Ontario) guide, 3rd Edition, is now available online! This release marks the most notable update of this popular guide since its initial release in 2010. With nearly 40 new “invasives” and “alternatives” included, this guide remains a fixture for invasive-free gardening across Ontario. Alternative plants for your garden Download it here One … Read more

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Poppies begone- bring in the real wildflowers

Native plants

Today I was lucky to acquire some pollinator plants from a nearby neighbor who was hosting a plant giveaway. How nice of them! We got there early as we knew there would be a limited supply. They must have had thirty different species, some sun-loving, some for shade. See: “We are all very passionate about … Read more

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