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  • September 14, 2022

Autumn is almost upon us, meaning it is a good time to plan some rewilding schemes. Here are some things you can do to encourage wildlife into your garden this autumn.



Lindsey Button gives her Bloom Box garden a 10 out of 10.

“They are easy, sustainable and help support native pollinators,” she said. “There’s no maintenance after the first couple of years.”

The bloom boxes she used to fill the garden bed, which she carved out of part of her front lawn, came with plants chosen by Nebraska Statewide Arboretum horticulturalists, along with a design plan

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  • July 8, 2022

While water may seem like the most essential component for the success of a yard or garden, there are many ways to create and maintain a low-maintenance desert landscape without using too much of this resource.

Lots of native, desert-adapted and drought-tolerant plants thrive in the high temperatures and arid conditions of metro Phoenix while still making your landscape look lush.

The Arizona Republic talked to Tina Wilson, senior director of horticulture at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenixand Alex Washburn, general manager at Dig It Gardens in Phoenix, a landscape design and build studio that sells a variety

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  • June 29, 2022
Native plants selected in GreenUP's Water Wise Garden Starter Kits, like this wild bergamot growing at GreenUP Ecology Park, are well suited to the dry conditions experienced during a Peterborough summer. (Photo courtesy of GreenUP)
Native plants selected in GreenUP’s Water Wise Garden Starter Kits, like this wild bergamot growing at GreenUP Ecology Park, are well suited to the dry conditions experienced during a Peterborough summer. (Photo courtesy of GreenUP)

In the garden at this time of year, you may notice the purple blooms of coneflowers, the stunning red spikes of wild bergamot flowers, the fragrance of a peony, or the pop of white on yarrow. Plants provide beautiful colour, texture, improved air quality, and food for pollinators.

What I love most about the gardens I see around Peterborough is what you can’t see, what

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