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 Feb. 19, 2014) Please click here
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 feels that site would be a great location to showcase Ontario's native flora while providing habitat for Ontario's birds, bees and butterflies, right in the heart of the city!
The next public consultation is happening Wednesday, March 19th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building), Room 701. If you agree that native plantings should be the priority at this site, it would be great if you could attend the public consultation and make that known.
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?"
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