Our Giant Spring Native Plant Sale: May 10th
Save the date!! Our Annual Spring Native Plant Sale is open to the public and will take place on Saturday, May 10th, 2014 (10 am to 3 pm) in the Atrium of the Markham Civic Centre (101 Town Centre Boulevard; near Warden Ave. and Highway 7).
The 2014 Native Plant List is online now. Preordering is avilable to NANPS members.
The Seedex Second Round Seed List is also available!! (updated Feb. 19, 2014) Please click here
The Dr. Barbara Fallis Memorial Lecture Series
Our 2014 speaker series kicked off on January 22nd with Landscape Architect Scott Torrance. This was followed by a panel discussion on February 11th on using native plants in built environments. Now it is time for our third speaker event:
"Implications for Native Plants; the latest Garlic Mustard Research"
with Dr. Dawn Bazely, Professor, Faculty of Environmental Biology, York University
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
York University, Keele Campus,
Lassonde Building, Room LAS A
NANPS at Canada Blooms!
Join the North American Native Plant Society at Canada Blooms at Toronto's Direct Energy Centre. We will have a booth at the show between Friday, March 14th and Tuesday, March 18th. Please come by and visit us!
NANPS is also excited to present John Oyston, Wednesday, March 19th at 11:00 in the Garden Solutions Theatre.
He will be speaking on the following topic:
"Native Plants: Beautiful, Important, Threatened".
Native plants are beautiful but threatened by loss of habitat to agriculture and construction, by exotic alien species, and by global warming.They need our human action to survive and thrive. You can help by planting native plants in your own garden and by encouraging the planting of native species in parks.
For more details visit the event page.
The Ontario Native Plant Reserve
The Ontario government plans to rip up a 7.5 acre downtown waterfront parking lot to create a green park at Ontario Place in time for the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games!
NANPS founder and Honorary President, Jim French, feels that this site would be a great location for an Ontario Native Plant Reserve. Not only would the park feature and display Ontario's native flora but it would also provide habitat for Ontario's birds, bees and butterflies, in the heart of the city!
> If you feel that we need to see Ontario's native flora at Ontario Place, please fill out the following survey:
Please join NANPS in the
Study, Cultivation, Conservation and Restoration of North America's native flora.
NANPS special 48 page, colour 25th Anniversary Edition of NANPS newsletter, The Blazing Star, is still available.
Photo credit: Deb Chute