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feature |Garden Trends 2016

BY DAWN RITCHIE

Topping the list of 2016 gardening trends is the pollinator garden. Wild flowers, mini meadows and bee, butterfly and hummingbird-friendly plants are in demand as concerned gardeners sit up and take notice of the critical loss of pollinators around the globe. Garden centres are reporting a huge increase in requests for milkweed to assist butterfly habitats. Vegetable gardeners were alarmed last season when many blossoms on their vegetables never set fruit but instead withered and died on the vine, an indication of lack of pollination. The plight of the Monarch butterfly and disastrous fallout from the honeybee’s colony collapse has spurred gardeners to take action in correcting the problem themselves.

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GoodLife South Simcoe Spring 2016  

Lifestyle magazine serving Alliston, Cookstown, Tottenham, Simcoe County featuring food, home, travel, local shopping & more!

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