Environment Views: Pollinator plantings a welcome addition on Kingston Road

By KATIE FULLERTON Upper Beach residents are now enjoying new floral displays along Kingston Road. On June 7, all 28 tree wells from Pickering to Victoria Park were planted with various pollinator friendly native perennials.  The aim of this project is to both beautify and to provide additional habitat for native bees, birds and butterflies. The […]

Garden Views: Annuals deserve a spot in the garden

By MARY FRAN McQUADE Once upon a time, gardens were filled with bright flowering plants that bloomed their pretty heads off all summer long. Impatiens, tiny fibrous begonias, marigolds, geraniums, snapdragons and more covered garden beds, public and private. Then people caught on to the idea of perennials, and annuals were left behind in the […]