Many people we talk to are amazed it’s that time of year again – December, the holidays and the eve of a New Year. Grow Wildis embracing newness with a monthly format, full of your favourite columns plus new ones that include ideas that come from you, our readers! As a “thank you” to all of you who wrote in, we picked three winners of our prize draw and are announcing them in this issue. To balance more content and more issues each year, watch for rotating species in the Flora/Fauna section between plants and animals and how they support each other. We’re expanding our flora species to include edible wild plants, fruits, vegetables and herbs (with recipes!) and we’ve added gardening jokes and more! View below all the exciting new changes.
“Our Gardens” showcases your gardens including those certified as wildlife friendly through our Backyard Habitat program, properties of gardeners who are part of our Over the Garden Fence on-line community, as well as CWF and other Canadian demonstration gardens. If you have any new photos, please send them along!
Our revamped “Flora/Fauna” column features either a Canadian plant or animal in alternate monthly e-newsletters. In addition to native plants, we will also profile herbs, edible wild plants, fruits and vegetables and include some of our best home recipes. Please send us your favouritesto share too!
“Gardening 101” has tips, ideas and definitions to help both the novice and expert gardener.
“Family Fun” includes ideas for crafts, activities and tips as well as news about our other CWF programs. Have great ideas and tips for our readers? Be sure to send them to us.
“Three Things” replaces our periodic eblasts and lists interesting and useful things to see or do that month.
“Canada Up Close ” continues to include our free wallpapers from our Photo Contest plus watch for ecards with a make-your-own-puzzle feature that you can send to friends and family.
“Funny Business” features a joke or riddle to tickle your funny bone.
The “Gardening Calendar” is shortened but still links to our main calendar. No matter the climate in your corner of Canada, you’ll find something on the list that matches your weather and needs.