Garden Restoration Project

Pickering, ON

We started this garden in August 2020. This project was to bring a garden that had been overrun with periwinkle (an invasive plant) back to life. We removed the periwinkle, created a barrier to prevent re-entry, added soil, and added hearty plants that could compete with the periwinkle. This garden included plants such as Black-Eyed Susans, Wild Bergamot, Mountain Mint, Vervain, and White Heath Aster. More progress photos to come in Spring 2021.

Before: Garden was filled with periwinkle and other stray plants

During: We removed the periwinkle and added soil

Before: Periwinkle

After: Black-Eyed Susans, Wild Bergamot, White Heath Aster, Vervain, Mountain Mint

After: A variety of native plants to attract different pollinators

After: Vervain