Spring Tours at TBG
The next great NANPS event - this Saturday, May 18th
Places still available! Open to the public
Two very special NANPS tours of Toronto Botanical Garden!
Celebrate spring by joining two NANPS tours of Toronto Botanical Garden on Saturday afternoon, May 18th.
People have asked for a shorter, cheaper and more local tour than our fall all-day excursion.
They also asked for a spring excursion. So here it is!
The first tour, (1.30 – 3.00pm) will go into Edwards Gardens and Wilket Creek, to look for invasive species
After a short break, there will be a second tour (3:30 – 5.00pm), with a focus on TBG’s “Nature’s Garden” (plants typical of the eastern Canadian shield) and the brand new native Woodland Walk, where NANPSters can assist with the planting at the end of the tour!and learn about their effect on local ecosystems.
The cost is $8 per person per tour. Pay either at time of booking or pay on the day of the tour. Meet at the main entrance to The Dembroski Centre for Horticulture, at the south west corner of the TBG parking lot. Tours take place come rain or shine!
Markham Pond Planting
Markham Civic Centre Pond Planting
Part 2, Saturday June 8th 2013
After many years of planning and fund-raising, the creation of a native plant garden beside Markham Civic Centre pond is under way! The first phase, planting native shrubs, took place on a beautiful fall day in 2012 and the wildflower planting will take place in the spring of 2013.
Back Issues of Blazing Star
"Blazing Star" is a quarterly magazine about native plants, published by NANPS. Members get it hot
off the press, either in print by mail, or in full colour and faster as an electronic version
delivered by email in pdf format.
We are making old issues of Blazing Star available on line, starting with the 2011 issues. They are pdf files, usually about 500 - 1,500kb in size.
Kentucky Coffee Tree, Gymnocladus dioicus by Stephen Johnson
North of Superior by Barbara Yurkoski
My First Pond (Garden)by Mark Funk
Putting Native to Plants Work on Missouri's Landscapes by Bonnie Chasteen
lue Giant Hyssop, Agastache foeniculum by Graham Buck
Planned Subdivision Sparks a Wildlife Haven by Patricia Baldwin
Virginia Barrier Islands by Stephen Johnson
Engelmann's Quillwort by Paul Heydon
Acer platanoides - A Cautionary Tale by Merle Gunby
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
In Support of Native Plant Gardens
Native plant gardening is a wonderful way to connect with nature and to improve your piece of the planet, yet such gardens are not always appreciated by neighbours more interested in tending lawn and other Eurasian species. Ecological gardens are, however, on the rise and a new appreciation of their multi-dimensional aesthetic qualities is growing. In addition to being popular, practical and ecologically relevant, there are also legal protections for these important spaces.
For inspiration check out Deb C's garden, a supplement to the Summer 2012 edition of The Blazing Star, with glorious illustrations of a new Richmond Hill suburban garden turned into a heavenly habitat for wildlife.