To keep everyone safe, all our in-person events and workshops are cancelled until further notice. Meanwhile, pollinators need our help. We are increasing our online posts and will be offering you how-to videos on our YouTube channel and our Facebook page, plus interactive online workshop presentations via Zoom. Do join us there!
Good news: we are continuing to grow our native plants this spring and will maintain our garden program as planned. There's lots of interest in this very positive activity. If you'd like to put in a boulevard pollinator garden, the application deadline has been extended to May 15. Please do stay home and take good care of yourselves until it is once again safe to mingle with others.
Jeanne and all of us at Blooming Boulevards
We create boulevard gardens.
Many of Ontario's 400 native pollinator species have a very short foraging range - sometimes less than 600 meters. In urban areas, their natural meadow habitats are rapidly disappearing, leaving local populations trapped in isolation from one another. Eventually, these species will weaken and die.
Steps we are taking which provide food and habitat for pollinators and aid in their conservation:
Increase the number of nectar- and pollen-rich flowers.
Plant a variety of flowers to provide food and habitat throughout the year.
Create habitat corridors to enable pollinator movement, promoting genetic diversity.
Create a network of urban residential pollinator gardens to accomplish this goal.
Replace high maintenance turfgrass with low maintenance gardens.