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Year of Pollination: Scarlet Gilia and Its Pollinators

Flowers that are visited and/or pollinated by hummingbirds typically fit the following description: petals are brightly colored, often red; petals are fused to form a long, narrow tube; a “landing pad” is absent; abundant nectar is produced deep within the flower; and fragrance is weak or nonexistent. 977 more words


Strawbale , Earth Plaster and Cob

All the Above!

I used to separate them in my mind as distinctly different areas- well guess what , gang? They are so intertwined in our world that I can no longer separate them…imagine that :) 529 more words


Entomologists convene in Minneapolis, MN: I co-organized a symposium!

The annual conference of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) just wrapped up in Minneapolis, MN following four days of symposia, oral and poster presentations, keynote speeches, workshops, committee meetings, special breakfasts and lunches, social mixers and receptions, and so much mingling and networking! 298 more words


11/20/15: In the garden this week

Finally, a good soaking rain: over an inch and a half fell in the past two days, and we really needed it. But the weekend promises to be dry and cool, perfect weather for working in the garden. 628 more words


Oxalis drummondii and Quail

The plants near the creek really suffered this year. Spring brought a record flood; summer was absolutely dry. We lost a lot of diversity with only the toughest & most invasive plants managing to survive. 495 more words

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Banks Peninsula forest full of surprises

By Wayne Beggs, Biodiversity Ranger in Akaroa.

What did dryland coastal Canterbury forests look like before the weeds and pests invaded? That’s the question DOC Technical Advisor Anna Paltridge and I set out to answer. 735 more words

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2016 Season

Download Nursery Catalogue 2016. pdf

Beaux Arbres Native Plants will open the 2016 season by participating in the Rare and Unusual Plants Sale on Sunday May 15th at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa. 216 more words

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