Category Archives: What’s New?

Climate Farming, the Agriculture of Hope

“Carbon levels in most agricultural soils have declined over the past 100 years, from some 5 percent to less than 1 percent in many places. These oxidative losses have degraded the structure, productivity, and resilience of these soils and their … Continue reading

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New Pollinator Garden in Pocket Park!

Upper Valley Pollinator Partners have a goal of 100 new pollinator gardens in the Upper Valley.  Canillas gardeners have created a new one this year at Canillas and another in the pocket park at the west end of the downtown … Continue reading

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Progress on Our New Pollinator Garden!

Our new pollinator garden is planted, and, miraculously, with the exception of a nibble on the borage, the plants have escaped our resident woodchucks!  Alyssum, thyme, echinacea, lavender, lance-leaf coreopsis, liatris, johnny-jump-ups, nicotiana, lupine, black-eyed susans, marigolds, bee balm, borage, … Continue reading

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Iris Time!

The spiral garden at Canillas goes through many beautiful phases; iris time is a personal favorite.  The yellows come first and then the purples start blooming, adding a visual depth and contrast. The overview is lovely .  .  . but … Continue reading

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Giant Allium

This is the first year for our giant alliums. They’ve done well. And the white peonies . . . aren’t they lovely!

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Wonderful Aroma and Whimsy!

Thanks to Cherry for planting the beautiful lilacs and to Polly for our garden people!

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New Pollinator Garden!

There is a growing concern for the demise of many native pollinators, upon which we depend for pollination of our fruits and vegetables. It appears that habitat loss, introduced diseases, pollution and pesticide poisoning account for much of the population … Continue reading

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