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Bringing back nature to the cottage

Enhancing and maintaining a natural shoreline is one of the best things landowners can do to protect lake ecosystems. Ontario Nature’s conservation biologist, Jessica Middleton, and her sister Colleen began restoring their cottage waterfront two years ago by establishing a no-mow zone and allowing native plants to grow. In 2014, they went a step further by planting additional native plants that provide wildlife habitat, protect the shoreline from erosion and deter pesky Canada geese.Learn more about Jessica’s shoreline naturalization in her fall 2014 magazine article, “Bringing nature back to the cottage”.

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Grow me instead!

Wild geranium thrives in dappled shade. Credit: Sandy Smith

Wild geranium thrives in dappled shade. Credit: Sandy Smith

Whether you are new to gardening or a horticultural expert, after this long winter, you’re probably eager to start planning your garden. However, before choosing plants, you may want to consider the issue of invasive plants.

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