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  Let Your Garden Come Alive

LEARN•LEAP•LOVE•LIBERATE

A pollinator garden with native plants brings joy, wonder and awe

 

Native plants and wildlife have co-evolved and developed symbiotic relationships to create a complex and miraculously intelligent system of life. By matching the right native plants to the place you care for, you provide food and shelter for many creatures, and will see biodiversity unfold in front of your eyes. 

Your pollinator garden not only increases biodiversity but also draws significantly more carbon into the soil and allows the soil to soak up astonishingly more rain. Therefore, it counteracts climate change and biodiversity loss and brings hope.

I help you unlearn and learn quickly in a fun and eye-opening way. By reconnecting our shared human memories of stewardship to the marvels of self-healing natural systems, you will enjoy a lavish garden and rediscover fascinating beauty - including your wild side -  in no time. 

Native Plant Sale

Order now for pick up between June 21st and June 27th, 2024

All plants are native species and not cultivars.

Pick up location: Kingston Road and St. Clair East

Delivery possible, contact for price.

 Services

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Pollinator Garden, Native plants, Nodding onion, black-eyed Susan, great blue lobelia, cardinal flower

 Create a Beautiful Pollinator garden

WITH AN

IN-GARDEN CONSULTATION 

TO FAST-TRACK YOUR SUCCESS 

In-Garden Consultation

A Pollinator Garden is a Feel-Good Garden

Go on a vacation right in your garden.


Experience the sweet scent of vanilla, luxurious colours and outrageous colour combinations, a relaxing soundscape, long bloom times and always someone visiting, if bee, bird or butterfly.

I can help you choose plants that will thrive in your garden conditions and get you started successfully.

Low maintenance since native plants are adapted to our climate:

  • Less watering once the plants are established and planted in the right place

  • Less weeding​

  • Less mowing means less noise & pollution

  • No fertilizer need

Financial benefits:

  • A beautiful pollinator garden increases curb appeal 

  • Better pollination increases the yield and quality of your vegetables, fruits and nuts

  • Deeper root systems lower flood risk 

Brings back biodiversity:

  • Contributes to conservation efforts  

  • Beneficial insects and birds create a balanced and vibrant ecosystem

  • Heals the soil

Climate change solution:

  • Help to restore the natural water cycle

  • Sequesters more carbon than lawns

  • Less fossil fuel inputs from the purchase of plants to their maintenance

  • Greater cooling effect

 

Health benefits:

  • Stress relief

  • We are hard-wired to enjoy a deeper connection to the natural beauty and processes

By creating a pollinator garden using Ontario native plants, you allow life to unfold again how nature intended it: exuberant, beautiful, and full of intelligent relations.

A Pollinator Garden benefits everyone!

Monarch butterfly, Giant tiger swallowtail, Mourning cloak, American Lady, Skipper, Monarch crysalis

Butterflies in my Toronto Pollinator Garden

Nematode with eggs, organic matter, bacteria,  nematode egg, compost, humic acid

Ever Wondered Which Microorganisms Are in Your Compost or Soil?Find Out With A


Biological Soil Exploration

 GET SOME FUN PICTURES OF MICROORGANISMS WORKING IN YOUR SOIL OR COMPOST

Soil Exploration

What You Get:

  • 400 x magnified digital pictures of microorganisms in your soil/compost.

  • Information about the function of the organisms in your soil with an easy-to-understand explanation of their role in your garden.

 

  • ​Information on which microorganisms are missing and the implications.

 

  • Simple to follow techniques to improve your soil.

Nutrient Cycling is Key to Fertile Soil!

The soil must be alive to be the foundation of a healthy and low-maintenance garden. Living organisms like Bacteria, Fungi, Protozoa, Amoebae, and Nematodes are crucial for nutrient cycling, meaning providing plants with enough of the proper nutrients at any time. Fungal hyphae in symbiosis with plant roots can make your garden more self-sufficient. As an extension of plant roots, the symbiotic fungal networks make plants more drought-resistant and fungi, as chemical wizards, will supply the plants with the required nutrients. It turns out that the traditional chemical soil tests and determining the pH of soil don't provide the information that is needed for a holistic garden approach.

As a powerful climate solution, fungi store carbon longer and in higher concentrations in their hyphae in the soil than plants in their tissue. Even in your garden, you can create conditions to promote the underground network of fungi through less - but more thoughtful - maintenance practices, and you will help to counteract climate change. As a side effect, the soil chemistry will change, bringing your garden into a more advanced successional state which will not allow weeds to dominate.

Obedient plant, cardinal flower, black-eyed Susan, pollinator plants

 POLLINATORS· SOIL·NATIVE PLANTS

Inspirational Presentations

Talks

Book a Presentation, Talk or Workshop for your Garden Club, Event, Company, or School 

  • How to Create a Pollinator Garden

  • Garden Maintenance with Pollinators in Mind 

  • Soil and the Health of Your Plants

  • Increase your Vegetable Yields with Native Plants

  • and more...

About Dorte Windmuller

I am very passionate about solutions to counteract climate change and biodiversity loss and concerned about the effect on human mental and physical health caused by alienation from nature. I have been studying native plants and their associated fauna, soil, and societal norms for the last four years. Science and traditional Indigenous knowledge offer powerful and often straightforward solutions to these daunting problems of our time. I have gained practical knowledge through the experience of converting my garden into a pollinator paradise, organizing community volunteer work and sharpening my observation skills. We are in a time when positive environmental change gets embraced exponentially. I am excited to take you on this journey. This experience often sets people on fire or, as the elders say, wakes up the blood memory to reconnect, act and ultimately inspire others again.

Trout Lily, woodland plants, Ontario native woodland

Maintenance Hacks

THE DIRTY DOZENS OF GARDEN MAINTENANCE AND THEIR ALTERNATIVES

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