Author Archives: Monarch Awards

A Monarch Award Winning Garden Workshop

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When: Sat. April 1, 9:30 a.m. to noon Where: Perkins Ctr. Auditorium,   1430 Main St East Experts will share tips to create naturalized, sustainable gardens that are beautiful, functional and beneficial…. Read more »

Your 2017 garden starts now…

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Pollinators Paradise Project has announced its 2017 lineup for Pollinating Change, a series of lectures and workshops. Of particular interest to Monarch Award gardeners: a bee-box building workshop on Tuesday… Read more »

Naturalized gardens ARE gardens

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Here’s another excellent article from Beatrice Ekoko at the Pollinators Paradise Project. To our knowledge none of the entrants in the 2016 Monarch Awards encountered trouble with bylaw enforcement. But… Read more »

Research on “Floral Lawns”

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U of G Master of Landscape Architecture student wondered why the monoculture turfgrass lawn is still so entrenched in the Canadian landscape aesthetic. Laura decided to go for some hard… Read more »

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 »