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July update

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It’s July– weeding season! We’re all busy looking after our gardens (and coping with the heat!) and no doubt our 2019 Monarch Award applicants are wondering how things are progressing…. Read more »

Thanks to all 2018 entrants

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The deadline for entries was midnight last night (Sunday June 24). Thanks to all who took the time to describe their gardens and send photos. It’s fascinating to see such… Read more »

Next Steps…

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The final entries arrived just before the midnight deadline last night. Thanks to everyone who completed the questionnaire. All entrants receive a “we’re feeding pollinators” lawn sign from the Pollinators… 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 »

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 »

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 »