Covid-19 update for spring 2021
Following our COVID safety policy, our in-person events are on hold until further notice. Meanwhile, pollinators need our help. Check out our how-to videos on YouTube and our online workshops on Zoom. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Good news: we are grow native plants this spring and are maintaining our garden program. There's lots of interest in this very positive activity. If you'd like to put in a boulevard pollinator garden, applications for 2021are now open! The deadline is May 15, but it's best to start early.
Please 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.