Native species alternatives to commonly used invasive species in Ontario
Cold mornings and frost coatings are no hindrance to those in aster family. They bloom despite the signs of colder weather.
Each species has a slight trademark with unique qualities that differentiate it from the other siblings.
The natural garden is in it’s prime late summer. Some plants are beginning to bloom while other species have gone to seed.
The mark of a successful pollinator garden is not simply the amount of flowers present in a space but the consistency in which blooms are present during the changing seasons. This will ensure healthy foraging opportunities for a multitude of pollinators without large gaps of nectar ‘famine’ in between. There are a number of native species that embrace the heat…
This native shrub is great for erosion control, has stunning winter interest and provides valuable food for birds and wildlife during our long Canadian winters.