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Where are the Monarchs?

August 20, 2020

By Karin Davidson Taylor, Education Program Officer, Royal Botanical Gardens. More than once this summer, I’ve heard the comments, “I haven’t seen as many Monarchs ...

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Planting for Monarchs

August 18, 2020

By Christie Brodie, Interpretation Projects Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens. The bold and beautiful Monarch butterfly is a welcome guest in any garden. As an insect, ...

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Botanicult Fiction: The Day of the Triffids

August 17, 2020

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. Many people encountered science fiction for the first time in high school when assigned John ...

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In Praise of Wasps

August 13, 2020

By Gabe Comezzi, Education Programs Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens. Few insects evoke sharper reactions among people of all ages as wasps do. After all, while ...

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Botanicult Fiction: The Ash Tree

August 12, 2020

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens. In recent years we have become familiar with the decline of ash trees thanks to the ...

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The Importance of Rose Evaluations

August 10, 2020

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens. As beautiful as the rose garden is it also provides RBG with several great educational ...

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Botanicult Fiction: E.T.(B.): The Extra-Terrestrial (Botanist)

August 6, 2020

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. In a California forest not far from Los Angeles, a gentle hand comes down to ...

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Celebrating Melons at RBG

August 5, 2020

By Gabe Comezzi, Education Programs Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens. For many home gardeners and fruit lovers, summer in Ontario would not be complete without the ...

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Botanicult Fiction: Maneater of Hydra

July 27, 2020

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens. Have the restrictions for COVID-19 left you feeling bored, frustrated and in need of new ...

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The Moths Eating Our Trees

July 22, 2020

By Christie Brodie, Interpretation Projects Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens. If you’ve walked along our trails recently, you may have noticed an abundance of caterpillars and ...

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Botanicult Fiction: The Dyson Tree – Spreading Leaf on a Comet

July 22, 2020

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. In early 2020 the world lost Dr. Freeman Dyson (15 December 1923 - 28 February ...

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Caring for Roses

July 16, 2020

By Christie Brodie, Interpretation Projects Coordinator, Royal Botanical Gardens. For many gardeners, it’s tricky to have thriving roses. Our northern climates and pesticide bans make ...

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Botanicult Fiction: Botany and the Werewolfery Connection

July 13, 2020

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens. Werewolf of London is a 1935 horror film produced by Universal Studios as part of ...

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Invasive Worms of Ontario

July 10, 2020

By Gabe Camozzi, Education Programs Officer, Royal Botanical Gardens A tunnelling menace is underfoot, threatening the biodiversity of our forests and the quality of our ...

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Botanicult Fiction: Freeman Lowell, Space Gardener

July 8, 2020

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. In the third decade of the 21st century we’re used to epic science fiction films ...

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Botanicult Fiction: Creepshow and the Danger of Space Weed

June 30, 2020

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens. Creepshow is a classic 1982 horror film written by Stephen King and produced by George A. ...

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Re-Growing Table Scraps In Your Garden

June 26, 2020

By Gabe Camozzi, Education Programs Officer, Royal Botanical Gardens Have you ever looked at the green onion root ends, unused celery stalks, and other table ...

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Heirloom vs. Hybrid

June 25, 2020

By Danielle Barrett, Education Resource Interpreter, Royal Botanical Gardens What is an heirloom vegetable? Heirloom plants including vegetables are old cultivars that were usually passed ...

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Botanicult Fiction: The Man-eating Tree of Madagascar

June 23, 2020

By Dr. David Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens. If you had been an avid reader of newspapers in the later part of the ...

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Solar Flares & Purple Rain: Funky Plant Names

June 18, 2020

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens Perambulating around the garden this week again offers an insight into some interesting plants not just ...

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Throw a Blues & BBQ Themed Fathers Day at Home!

June 18, 2020

Fire up the grill and celebrate Dad with an RBG-inspired day of music and food! Everything you need to host the ultimate BBQ, complete with ...

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Collecting Clematis

June 17, 2020

By Jon Peter, Curator & Plant Records Manager, Royal Botanical Gardens. Clematis is a highly collectable genera of herbaceous perennials and climbing vines. There are ...

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Rejoice! It’s Peony and Iris Peak Bloom

June 15, 2020

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens Its an interesting time to be in the plant collections and gardens this week. Mid season ...

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Botanicult Fiction: Doctor Who and the Seeds of Doom

June 15, 2020

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens Doctor who and the seeds of Doom, written by Robert Banks Stewart, was the final story ...

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