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There is a sweet satisfaction that comes from stepping out one's door and harvesting food to compliment a meal. There is also an unspoken connection to be felt... A connection to the earth and all the processes that occurred to provide that beautiful meal to nourish your body so it is able to do the important work you were sent here to do. Thank you earth, air, sun, water, soil biota, chemistry.... It all makes this food feel especially sacred. #edibefusionlandscaping #gardeningfornature #fornaturegardening #everbearingraspberries #fallharvest ...

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Nearing the end of the summer days, the archway to the garden is a busy pass! ...

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Buddleia: to plant or not to plant?; That is the question. Yesterday, I observed first-hand an incredible abundance of butterflies abound the buddleia (aka butterfly bush). Non-native but fantastic source of nectar, obviously adored by butterflies! Also loved by humans!! Here's the deal: does not support pollinators in other ways beyond a source of nectar (better plant choices such as many native plants are sources of nectar that also provide sanctuaries and food sources for larval insect stages as well). Bounty of flowers means bounty of seeds, and they are loved for their hardiness to terrible soil conditions commonly found in the human-altered/abused landscape. The flip side of this coin means they have the potential to be an intensely invasive plant out-competing native flora and decreasing biodiversity (bad for our food webs). Good news: sterile cultivars have been bred - look for them at your local garden centre. The important thing to remember though is to plant this alongside an abundance and diversity of native flora species that have co-evolved with our native pollinators, such as Joe-pye-weed, milkweeds and even native trees, such as Oaks. Check this link out for more information: https://www.thoughtco.com/why-you-shouldnt-plant-butterfly-bush-1968210 #buddleia #nonnative #pollinatorhealth #supportourfoodwebs #gonative #butiloveyou #fornaturegardening ...

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I am so enamored of you in all your daintiness and strength. About to embark on a 4800 km journey through hell and high water, through unknown scapes barren with our human-mono-cultures and pavement. May you find all that you need along the way to arrive safely at your destination, to procreate and persist. #stainedglassbynature #monarchbutterfly #thegreatmigration ...

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When I'm not gardening and creating wildlife habitat in the human landscape, I am an instructor at Fleming College. This week my garden gloves have been hung while I am teaching part of an ecology boot camp getting a group of students ready for the new school year. My time in the garden winds down earlier than most gardening services, but I am currently doing consults and quotes for those dreamy jobs you're hoping to save for for the spring. ...

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A very fabulous new tool to assist us on bigger projects! Thank you again @hello_gilbert for that fabulous logo, and @247mouthpiece for your fabulous wrap job! ...

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This sweet little bumblebee species, #tricolouredbumblebee (#bombusternarius ), has been visiting my garden regularly since this #bachelorsbutton (aka #cornflower aka #centaureacyanus ) began blooming last month. Tonight I finally grabbed the camera for a picture. #wholivesinyourgarden ...

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Sincerely looking forward to these! #ediblefusion no reason not to add more delight to your landscape! Beautiful grape vine! ...

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Dragonfly on raspberry #aestheticpleasure #ecologicalfunction #ediblefusion #aestheticpleasureecologicalfunctionediblefusion # ...

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#liatrisspicata #spikedblazingstar #butterflynectar #butterflynectarplants #ontarionativeplants #caterpillarfood #winterfoodsourceforbirds #pollen #pollenplants #pollensource #nectar #nectarplant #nectarsource #gardeningfornature #fornaturegardening #fornaturegardeningandlandcare ...

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