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Stoked about my new book!! ...

Rainy day gardening...fine until the soil is saturated and sticky. Great when the air smells delicious. #peterboroughgardener #peterboroughontario #fornaturegardeningandlandcare ...

Flower bloodmoon faerie tales ...

When we bought this place, it was all lawn, except for a healthy Norway maple, a dieing sugar maple, a lilac and 2 concrete-encased front gardens. Slowly but surely we are reclaiming this space for nature. We are doing so in an intentional way that allows us to feed, not only pollinators, but also ourselves. This type of nature connection, of our own land and our own doing, is above all nourishing for the soul.
#permaculture #fusiongardening #nativeplants #ecologicalfunction #aestheticpleasure #ediblefusion #fornaturegardeningandlandcare
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So yesterday, I finally got to plant this new bed up with a large selection of native plants. Since j wanted to plant it all at once, and am working on a budget, I acquired small plants. While I don't get the satisfaction of an insta-garden, I know with these native plants that will change within the next 2 years. For me, saving nearly $1000 is well worth the wait. In the mean time, I have planted some dahlias and annuals such as cosmos and zinnias to fill the space.
Species planted include:
#prairiebuttercup
#sullivantsmilkweed
#obedientplant
#wildbeebalm
#palespottedlobelia
#compassplant (which a stinkin rabbit ate all 3 of last night grrr)
#showyticktrefoil
#foxglovebeardstpngue
#sweetoxeyesunflower
#greyheadedconeflower
#floweringspurge
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Red-osier dogwood has just sprung into flower in my front garden. It is a pollinator magnet!!! I adore this shrub for its winter colour (red twigs) and the structure it holds in the front garden. These flowers have sweet aesthetic, it's a native shrub here in ontario, I never have to water it, and is so good for the bees!!! This shrub rocks!!
#pollinatormagnet #gonativeplants #nativeshrubsofontario #whatisnottolove #healthyyards
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Flowering crab apples are buzzing with life this week all across the region. What a display!!! ...

I'm thinking these lumpy nodes on this lupin root are mychorizal fungi which benefit both the lupin and the fungi.

Fungi get nutrients from the plant, and the plant receives increased surface area for nutrients and moisture uptake from earth.

Any followers out there able to confirm or reject my guess at what these are?
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Loving this combination that is evolving in my garden. A mix of native and cultivated, with an emphasis on the native plants for ecological function. Here we have #trillium #europeansolomonsseal #falsesolomonsseal #anemonecanadensis #bleedingheart and hidden in the bottom right there is #wildginger and #broadleavedttoothwort ...

New garden build: after sod removal we added a bit of compost to make up for what we removed, and added about 5 cm of mulch to help protect the soil from parching sun, compacting rain, and weed seeds. This garden is now ready to plant! ...

The world needs more #serviceberries
#ontarionativeplants #nativeshrubsofnorthamerica #nativeshrubs #nativeontarioplants #nativeplantsofontario #nativeshrub #ecogardeningchallenge #plantsfornature #plantsforwildlife #ecofriendly #ecofriendlygardening #regenerativelandscaping #regenerativelandscapes #regenerativegardening #fornaturegardeningandlandcare
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2 weeks, still blooming. #pasqueflower #nativeontarioplants #springflora #peterboroughpollinators #pollinatorgardening #fornaturegardeningandlandcare #fornaturegardening #fornature ...

#virginiabluebells #ontarionativeplantsofspring #ontarionativeplants #peterboroughpollinators #gardenfornature #fornaturegardeningandlandcare ...

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