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Voodoo Lily: A Sinister Stench and A Five Star Meal of Death!

March 4, 2024

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens Are you interested in botanical curiosities? If so, we have a surprise for you! Three of ...

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What’s in Bloom? March at RBG

February 27, 2024

What Blooms in March? Note: this is a general guide of what typically blooms this month at RBG. Bloom periods may vary by up to ...

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What’s in Bloom? February at RBG

January 31, 2024

What Blooms in February? Note: this is a general guide of what typically blooms this month at RBG. Bloom periods may vary by up to ...

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2023 Botanical Year in Review: How Did Our Garden Grow?

January 10, 2024

By: Jon L. Peter, Curator & Plant Records Manager, Royal Botanical Gardens RBG’s cultivated gardens now have a total of 9,500 living accessions and over ...

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What’s in Bloom? January at RBG

December 28, 2023

What Blooms in January? Note: this is a general guide of what typically blooms this month at RBG. Bloom periods may vary by up to ...

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Bulb Brilliance: Behind the Scenes of the Breezeway

November 17, 2023

As the leaves fall and winter's chill sets in, a magical transformation is underway behind the scenes at the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG). Spring is ...

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Monitoring an Invasive Species: Spotted Lanternfly

July 19, 2023

By Abbie McHardy, Student Entomologist, Royal Botanical Gardens Be on the lookout for the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), or ‘SLF’! This insect is native to ...

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Host Plants for Butterflies and Moths

July 12, 2023

By Karin Davidson-Taylor, Education Program Officer, Royal Botanical Gardens We see bees, butterflies and moths going from flower to flower feeding on nectar and transferring pollen, ...

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The Life of a Canadian Iris

June 12, 2023

The Life of a Canadian Iris: The Story of Forensic Curation, Detection and Discovery. By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens One of ...

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Blooming with Pride

June 7, 2023

By Christie Brodie, Erin Aults, Kathleen Hutcheson, Royal Botanical Gardens. June is an exciting time of year at RBG as some of our largest collections ...

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War of the Roses: Parasitic Wasp vs Aphid

May 30, 2023

By Abbie McHardy, Student Entomologist, Royal Botanical Gardens As the weather gets warmer, spring and summer wildlife is becoming more active at RBG. Of course ...

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The Force is Strong with These Plants: Star Wars-Inspired Flora

May 3, 2023

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens I was seven years old when the first Star Wars film came out and it was ...

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What’s in Bloom? May at RBG

May 1, 2023

What Blooms in May? Note: this is a general guide of what typically blooms this month at RBG. Bloom periods may vary by up to ...

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Earth Day Pictorial Nature Map

April 21, 2023

By Kerilyn Perron, GIS Mapping Technician, Royal Botanical Gardens Celebrated annually, Earth Day is a global event to create awareness for environmental conservation and to ...

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What’s in Bloom? April at RBG

March 28, 2023

What Blooms in April? Note: this is a general guide of what typically blooms this month at RBG. Bloom periods may vary by up to ...

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Radiant Ranunculus

March 17, 2023

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens If you have visited the Breezeway at RBG Centre recently you will have noticed the fabulous ...

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Why Xeriscape? What You Need to Know About This Hot Garden Trend of 2023

March 6, 2023

By Andrea Berwick CLD, Landscape Designer, Royal Botanical Gardens It probably doesn’t come to much of a surprise that as we look at gardening trends ...

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The Perils of Spring Fever

February 22, 2023

By Jessica Veter, Volunteer, Royal Botanical Gardens. Last year, my grow op–which had started as three smallish trays of seedlings at the end of January–grew ...

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2022 Botanical Year in Review: How Did Our Garden Grow?

December 22, 2022

By: Jon L. Peter, Curator & Plant Records Manager, Royal Botanical Gardens RBG’s cultivated gardens now have a total of 9,964 living accessions and over ...

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Solstice Botany and Christmas Celebrations

December 21, 2022

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens Have you ever stopped to think why, in the middle of winter, when the northern world ...

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Fungi, Winter Solstice, and …Santa Claus?

November 23, 2022

By Alex Henderson, Curator of Living Collections, Royal Botanical Gardens Did you know that the modern image of Santa Claus was devised as recently as 1931 ...

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Low Waters and Ecological Implications

November 10, 2022

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens A truly dry summer and fall has led to challenging conditions for fish and wildlife.  ...

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Put the rake down. Your garden, and local wildlife, will thank you

October 24, 2022

By Jessica Veter, Volunteer, Royal Botanical Gardens. I have been gardening since April and, frankly, I’m exhausted. I’ve dug a set of stairs into a ...

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All About Sunflowers: Native Species & Beloved Cultivars

September 8, 2022

By Tys Theysmeyer, Head of Natural Areas, Royal Botanical Gardens Few plant species bring a smile to peoples face like sunflowers. The smiles can get ...

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