Workshop: Pollinator Gardens Galore

Pollinator Gardens Galore! Join us for the “How, Why and Where” of creating pollinator gardens in Toronto.   Three local experts from the Toronto Master Gardeners, the North American Native Plant Society and the Scarborough Garden and Horticultural Society will share…

Canada Blooms Presentation: Successful Pollinator Gardens

Successful Pollinator Gardens Learn the basic how’s and why’s of designing a Pollinator Garden, including plant recommendations that support pollinators.  Discover the benefits of gardening with native and heirloom plants. Learn how to create a pesticide-free and diverse plant ecosystem…

Vegetable garden – where are the pollinators?

I’ve got a variety of edibles, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and beans, all but some of the tomatoes in containers. They get enough sun, have good leaf growth so far. I am not seeing a lot of fruit, e.g. brandywine tomatoes…

Pollinator-attracting flowers for shady balcony

I would like to attract pollinators to my 5th floor balcony container garden, but have had success growing only ferns, coleus and fibrous rooted begonias – not plants with numerous bright flowers. I have seen two or three bees around…

May: Flowers in the Vegetable Garden

Include some flowering herbs or annuals in your vegetable garden to attract beneficial insects to your garden.  Some vegetables such as cucumbers and zucchini have both male and female flowers and require a visit from a bee or other pollinator…