Prairie Naturals Gardening Group – Zoom meeting

May 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Prairie Naturals Gardening Group

Time to design!

Our next meeting on Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 PM will be members’ opportunity to get advice from PNGG participants on their garden plans
Building on Aimee McDonald’s presentation at the January meeting on design, we are asking PNGG Members to send in their rough design, objectives, direction they face/sun exposure, etc. for a garden or area they are planning this year or in the future.

We’ll choose four to six from the plans submitted for the meeting on May 21. Depending on response, we may have a second meeting focused on design in June or later.

At the meeting May 21, we will form four to six groups, and each group will have time on their own in a ‘break out room’ to talk about one of the designs. Each small group will review and discuss the design with its owner and provide suggestions. After about 20 minutes, we will rejoin, look at all the designs submitted and the suggestions made, and discuss and make any final comments.

Designs don’t have to be complicated! But they must be in a format that we can share on a computer:

Can be in Word, Excel
Can be a hand drawn jpeg/photo
Can be a PDF

I have attached at the bottom of this email a prècis of Aimee’s notes from January, and a revised Plant Selection Chart which now includes plants available from Prairie Flora and Prairie Originals. Both will be valuable tools for this next meeting and into the future!

Send in designs for May 21 meeting as soon as possible and no later than Tuesday May 19.
Any questions, please send me an email.

All participants need to register to be part of the May 21 Zoom meeting.
RSVP to me,

Become a member of Prairie Naturals Gardening Group ($20 annual membership, family is $35) or attend as a guest ($5) and meet others interested in native plants gardening. Payment can be made by e-transfer or cheque. Contact Linda Loewen for payment details:

Thanks everyone for the great feedback on my presentation April 30. I hope we’ll have the chance this summer to walk it together. People on the call asked about signage for their native gardens. There are likely more, however, I’ve included where you can access the three I’m familiar with here:

Monarch Watch Monarch Waystation Program

Canadian Wildlife Federation

Fort Whyte Naturescape