native plants

Design Your Own Native Pollinator Garden

Jeanne McRight

Learn all the best ways to provide food and shelter for native pollinators, while delighting your family and neighbours with ...

Blooming Boulevards 3rd Annual Plant Sale, June 18-19

Blooming Boulevards 3rd Annual Plant Sale, June 18-19

Jeanne McRight

Over 50 species of beautiful, healthy plants native to Southern Ontario will be available. From hot dry boulevards and balconies, to moist woodlands and rain gardens, we have plants for everyone!

Longwood Garden in May

Enjoy a virtual tour of famous gardens

Beckie Fox

Visits to public gardens won’t possible for several weeks because of closures due to the pandemic, but some gardens have created special virtual tours to help us keep in touch with these beautiful treasures. We take inspiration from them, discover new plants and techniques, and enjoy the camaraderie of being with like-minded friends who might be with us.

Foamflower is aptly named, with short spires of fluffy white florets.

Five native plants to try

Orion Petrykanyn

If you’re thinking of including some native plants in your garden, 5 plants worth trying: foamflower, Culver's root, Joe Pye weed, Swamp milkweed, bugbane.

Illustration from 1868 Canadian Wild Flowers by Catharine Parr Traill : Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) Wood lily (Lilium philadelphicum) Showy lady’s slipper orchid (Cypripedium reginae)

“Canadian Wild Flowers” book: a labour of love 150 years ago

Stephen Westcott-Gratton

Catharine Parr Traill, Canada’s first popular chronicler of native flora and fauna, published Canadian Wild Flowers book with hand-painted images in 1868.