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The Happy Monarch

*Plant your butterfly garden in a sunny location - they need the sun to warm themselves before they can fly.

*Choose a site sheltered from wind: they won't feed in an area where they are constantly fighting the wind to stay on plants.

*Butterflies need water: a permanent "mud puddle" in the garden, or slightly rancid fruit, helps attract them.

*B​utterflies are attracted by scent: wide swaths of colour work best. Planting in groups of three or more helps. The trick is to keep similar colours together. Also, plant to provide bloom over the entire season.

*Butterflies use two different types of plants - those that provide nectar for the adult to eat (nectar plant),and those that provide food for their offspring(host plant). The native milkweed satisfies both requirements.


 
EVENTS & FESTIVALS 2017
Monster Plant Sale
September 1,2,3 & 4 2017

Our annual Labour Day Weekend Plant Bonanza. Thousands of gorgeous, well-grown plants - perennials, shrubs, trees, ferns, grasses - at greatly reduced prices. First-come-first served. No reserves. No advance sales. Yowsa!

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE
Plant Your Butterfly Garden
Bring back the Monarchs! Three butterfly habitats are at risk: the winter home - Mexico; the migration route (everywhere); the mating home - right here in our backyards: and that's where we can make a difference. It's as simple as this: GROW MILKWEED. Milkweed is the only plant that feeds the Monarch caterpillar. Milkweed is easy to grow and the plants are beautiful. We sell two varieties of milkweed seed - ASCLEPIAS syriaca (common milkweed), A. incarnata (Swamp Milkweed): $5.00 for 50-plus seeds per package, taxes and postage included. Contact us by email: wildthings@wightman.ca
Trillium Festival
May 13 & 14 2017
Come celebrate Mother's Day Weekend at our 16th annual Trillium Festival. It's Showtime in the Forest! Trillium, Jack-In-The-Pulpit, Wild Ginger, Marsh Marigold, Blue Cohosh, Giant Solomon's Seal . . . Bring Your Camera! Walk the woodland trails. The plant tables are stuffed. Free Admission
Canada Day, Eh!
July 1 & 2 2017

An All-Canadian Garden Party. Live music. Cafe in the Garden. One-of-a-kind art - featuring artists and artisans from this area - display gardens, forest walks, native plant sale. Put on your dancing shoes! Free admission.

Bloomin' Sale
July 15 & 16, 2017

                      If It's Blooming...It's On Sale!  Free admission.

What The "H"!
August 7 2017

All "H" plants on sale - hosta, hydrangea, heuchera, hibiscus, hemerocallis, helenium . . .etc


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