Leaside Garden Society

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Gardening expert spins a tale of tulips

It may only be mid-October, but local gardeners are already thinking ahead to spring.

Members of the Leaside Garden Society who attended the final speaker engagement of the year on Oct. 13 were invited to learn about tulips and some of the techniques involved in prepping the garden for spring.

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Leaside Garden Society welcomes native plant planter

There is no biodiversity without these plants. Insects need them to pollinate or they will disappear. And without insects, small critters such as birds and squirrels might start disappearing. So he strongly encourages planting native in your own garden to help mitigate the broad environmental damage that’s already been done in the 21st century city.

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Galloping through the blooms

Joanna Blanchard and her team of four volunteers from the Leaside Garden Society were awarded first place for their piece in the Open Design category at Canada Blooms this year. The theme, ‘Horsepower,’ was inspired by the equestrian events at the Toronto PanAm/Parapan Am Games taking place this summer.

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Take garden. Add waterworks. Enjoy.

Peter Gill noted that any small feature enhances a garden, such as adding decorative statues or water lilies to a small pond. He stressed that features added to gardens do not have to be ‘mammoth projects.’