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Aesculus parviflora, Bottlebrush Buckeye – 4 (2)

By Catherine Siddall

Michael Dirr’s tome on woody plants is unlikely bedside reading because of its unwieldy size and dry, point-form style. It is a manual, after all. But by skipping to the Landscape Value listing I am often rewarded with an entertaining insight based on Dirr’s experience with these plants over a considerable period of time. (It can take years, even decades, to learn about how woody plants adapt and grow.)

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Commercial Growers

Are you a grower who would like to be listed here? Check out our Guidelines and Application Process.   ALCLA Native Plants 253147 Bearspaw Road Calgary, Alberta T3L 2P5 Phone: 403 889 4795 Email: alclanativeplants@gmail.com Website: www.alclanativeplants.com % of Native Plants: 100 Comments:

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Dioscorea villosa, Wild Yam – 5 (4)

By Tom Atkinson

Most of us know yams from the produce shelf at the local grocery store, farmers’ market or organic growers. They tend to be solid, relatively dense (when raw), orange in both skin and flesh, and the shape of a warped football. When cooked, the flesh becomes tender, soft even, and succulent. These yams, as we all know, are exotic. They come originally from Papua New Guinea. But did you know that there’s a yam native to eastern North America? I was amazed to learn of its existence, and to discover that it too is edible.

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Guidelines for Commercial Native Plant Growers

We acknowledge the importance of genetic provenance and attempt to provide locally originating plant stock. In the interests of preserving genetic diversity, we propagate primarily by seed. Where vegetative reproduction (cloning) is used, that information is provided to our clients.

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NANPS Annual Plant Sales

FAQ: Why does NANPS hold these sales? The sales are NANPS primary annual fundraiser. They provide most of the funds needed to run the organization for the remainder of the year. They also serve as an educational vehicle allowing NANPS

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NANPS Committees

Committees and contact information is below. To learn more about volunteering for NANPS, click here.

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NANPS Garden Award Recipients

Agnes Macphail Public School Susan Beharriell Paul Nichols has transformed his fairly typical suburban yard into a pollinator garden comprising around 450 different native plants. In so doing, many wonderful things happened, especially for neighborhood pollinators and birds who benefited

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Richard Woolger Cultivation Award

The Richard Woolger Cultivation Award honours the legacy of a long-time contributor to our society and a former board member. As a talented propagator of native plants, he was able to supply to various local projects as well as the

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