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 available to NANPS members.
The Seedex Second Round Seed List is also available!! (updated Apr. 3, 2014) Please click here
Beautiful, Important and Threatened
Native Plants are Beautiful, Important and Threatened
This is the theme of a photo exhibition and lecture at Artisans at Work, on the Danforth in Toronto, in May.
There will be a free exhibition of John Oyston’s photographs of native plants in the gallery from May 2nd – 31st, and a free lecture on Sunday May 11th at 2 pm. Native plant seeds will be on sale during the exhibition, and the North American Native Plant Society (NANPS) will have a small plant sale at the gallery on May 11th.
The photography exhibition will focus on the beauty and variety of Ontario’s native plants, from small orchids to mighty oaks, whether they are seen growing wild, in parks and public spaces, or in private gardens.
John Oyston speaking at Canada Blooms
Evergreen Brick Works Tour & Ravine Walk - May 24th
We have organized a tour of Toronto's Evergreen Brick Works and a walk through the surrounding ravines for our members.
The Evergreen Brick Works is a community environmental centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably. The old Don Valley Brick Works has been transformed from a collection of deteriorating heritage buildings into a global showcase for green design and urban sustainability.
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.
Dr. Dawn Bazely concluded our series on March 4th with her talk on garlic mustard.
You can read a summary of Dr. Bazely's talk here: “Evil invader or just another immigrant looking to fit in?"
Garlic mustard flower
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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