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Know Your Natives - Missouri Gooseberry

Missouri Gooseberry

Missouri Gooseberry (Ribes missouriense) is one of four species of gooseberries in Arkansas.

Sometimes called currants, the genus is found across most of the northern hemisphere, extending down into South America via the Andes. 121 more words

Know Your Natives

First Six Months in the garden - a long hot dry summer!

As the summer approached we were mindful that the growth had to be cleared back – in case of snakes and the like. Also we were constantly discovering plants hidden under trees or being strangled by natives left to overtake some areas. 127 more words


Winter Work

Now that the plants in the nursery have been put to bed for the winter, a new season begins. This time of year we look back on the past year and evaluate what we’ve done and might need to do differently. 486 more words

Life At Fernwood

Gifts for gardeners: Part 3

As the time for purchasing holiday gifts is getting short, consider making a donation to an environmental group or purchasing a membership for your gardening friends. 284 more words


Willowbrook Reach Gets an Award

Nature Knows How to Repair Itself

Willowbrook Reach (our neighbourhood’s riparian restoration project)  is a finalist for a Keep Austin Beautiful award. Congratulations to David Boston and Staryn Wagner for their patience in wrangling a whole lot of people and bureaucracies to let this little wild space stay that way. 1,094 more words

Native Plants

Planting on the banks of the Kakanui

By Andrew Powazynski, Partnerships Ranger in Oamaru

On a recent sunny Sunday afternoon DOC staff in Oamaru helped the Landcare Trust out at their planting day along the banks of the Kakanui River. 180 more words