A Garden Transformation
Re-imaging your home landscape! Master Gardener Janet Mackey shows how, over a period of three years, she transformed her traditional landscape into a lush and ecologically functional refuge. The process included: removing most of the turf grass to create new garden areas; creating a rain garden; and adding many native plants to increase biodiversity. Key tips will be shared for making the job of transforming and maintaining the garden manageable for gardeners of all ages and skill levels.
Janet is a Master Gardener with the Halton Region group and a graduate of the Landscape Design program at Mohawk College. The Hamilton Conservation Authority has recognized her as a Watershed Steward for her rain garden, swales, and biodiverse landscape. A passionate gardener who loves being outdoors, especially on the trails, her Dundas garden is a Monarch Award recipient and (still) a work in progress.