Greetings in the Twilight of Summer
We trust this note finds you waxing enthusiastic over the charm and bounty of your balcony garden oasis. Hopefully, you are gratified by the entertainment and education you dug up through your pots of dirt (oops, soil). It’s the goal of Toronto Balconies Bloom volunteers to help grow green the vertical terrain of our city. Have a look at some ready resources and activities to energize and support the balcony and small space gardeners in our midst.
Native Pollinator Plants on the TBB Website:
* Curious about native pollinator plants and balcony gardens? Check out TBB’s Resources page to link to the North American Native Plant Society database and University of Guelph suggestions.
* Dig into Kathryn Lwin’s rich and inspiring Handbook on Growing Wild and Edible Plants in the Urban Landscape and the shareable The River of Flowers Story video, both on the TBB Articles page.
Timely Tips on TorontoBalconiesBloom.ca:
* Perk up your garden photos, for posting, personal satisfaction or contest submissions with Cecilia Macaulay’s clever clues to Photographing Plants in Pots and Small Spaces.
* Savour your Fall garden. Muse on Toronto Master Gardener Elizabeth Stewart’s Top 10 Edibles for Fall Containers.
* Toronto Garlic Festival on Sunday, September 21st at Evergreen Brick Works. Of particular interest to balcony gardeners, Festival talks include Garlic and the City. Hear grower Bart Brusse on how to grow garlic in containers and on balconies. DON’T STINK & DRIVE! Free shuttle from Broadview station.
* Consider the Canadian Organic Growers' Master Gardener course! For September registration and information click here.
* Share the joys, challenges and mishaps of balcony gardening - join the TBB Facebook group.
* Show your support for TBB. Sign on as a Supporter - it's free!