Author Archives: Monarch Awards

Fall Pollinator Garden Event

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An Interactive Workshop Here is a great opportunity for Monarch Awards entrants and prospective entrants to learn about pollinator gardens and native plant care. The cultural practices for nature-friendly gardens… Read more »

Rain Gardens

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There’s a large amount of rain expected today– where will it all go? This amount of water coming all at once, lands on paved surfaces and grassed areas compacted by… Read more »

What is, or was, a native plant?

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Climate change is prodding us to rethink what plants we consider “native”. This article looks at the northward spread of southern plants. But consider also the retreat of northern species–… Read more »

Winner announced!

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for immediate release Hamilton– First-ever Monarch Awards for the cultivation of pollinator-friendly, sustainable gardens: Winner announced! Hamilton’s first-ever Monarch Awards competition has a winner! Kirkendall resident Glenn Barrett has received… Read more »

Monarch Awards Update

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2016 TOP TEN FINALISTS Glenn and Kim Barrett Margaret Juraj Jane Koopman Susan Noakes Peter Queck Tanya Ritchie (Cathy Swenson) Amy Taylor Jocelyn Weatherbe Kerri Withers The judges have made… Read more »

Winners to be announced

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A quick update from our judges… the decision will be made by Friday July 8th. And here’s a little bit of eye candy, just to give some volume to this… Read more »

Outside Wards 1 – 4

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Due to many requests to open up the Monarch Awards applications beyond wards 1- 4 we have decided to go with the demand in spite of our very limited capacity!… Read more »