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Postcard from Bee City

Mar 19, 2019 | Anthony Jenkins | Environment

What happens in Bee City stays in Bee City.

An autumn market bouquet includes zinnias, coneflowers, Queen Anne’s Lace, dusty miller and a pink sunflower, along with other delights. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Life at a Flower Farm

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce | Farming

Meet the women behind the blooms at Petals Flower Co., Purple Hill Lavender Farm, Stonewell Farm, Broadside Flowers and Caledon Hills Peony Farm.

Poet on parade: Harry Posner. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Day of the Poets

Mar 19, 2019 | Anthony Jenkins | Arts

Orangeville’s festival promises to “saturate the air with poetry.”

Kayla, who also loves to dance to the Backstreet Boys, creates a colourful work of art. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Changing the Game for Adults with Autism and other Disabilities

Mar 19, 2019 | Johanna Bernhardt | Community

Active Lives After School, a day program for adults with developmental disabilities is a local success story poised to help others like them.

racoon in tree cavities

Tree Cavities

Mar 8, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Squirrels, racoons, owls, chickadees, and many other creatures find safety and shelter within trees.

Male and female rose-breasted grosbeak. Photo by Fiona Reid.

Spring Songbirds

Jun 14, 2019 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

May and June herald the arrival of a trio of supremely beautiful tropical migrants: indigo buntings, Baltimore orioles and rose-breasted grosbeaks.

In Every Issue

Alice McMahon has called Forks of the Credit home for most of her long and eventful life. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Alice McMahon

Mar 19, 2019 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

Born just before the Great Depression, Alice spent her teen years at Forks of the Credit, where her father worked for the railway.

Crisp and white, Compass House, designed by Toronto architecture firm Superkül, sits on a 200-acre property in the hills of Mulmur. Photo by Ben Rahn / A-Frame Studio.

A Mulmur Masterpiece by Architecture Firm Superkül

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce | At Home in the Hills

How a project called Compass House helped one family build roots in Dufferin County – and cemented its two architects’ love of the area.

Changing the Game

Mar 19, 2019 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

In “Game Changers” in this issue, Johanna Bernhardt reviews the complexities of the care system and has an extended visit with one group of local families who created a homegrown solution to one perennial anxiety.

Ken Weber's Puzzles and Riddles

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2019

Mar 19, 2019 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

Inclusive triangles, 100-year-old riddles, which cards to turn and who canned what?

Mary Lazier creates one of her slab pottery bowls at her Mulmur studio. The intricate patterning is achieved using molds of vintage lace and wooden texture rollers. The bowl will be glazed in bluish white. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Mary Lazier

Mar 19, 2019 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

Mary fires up her pottery wheel only briefly, to attach the circular foot to the bottom of the bowl.

First Job

Mar 19, 2019 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

What was your first job?

Garden Planning

Liz and George Knowles have lived and gardened in Mono since 1976. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

A Botany of Desire

Tralee Pearce | Leisure

Gardener Liz Knowles’ passion for rare yet rugged alpine flora has transformed her Mono gardens into more than an aesthetic triumph. They’re an aide memoire of her life and travels 40 years on.

Matches Made in Heaven

Tralee Pearce | Leisure

How Lorraine Roberts conjures up dreamy landscapes using colour, shape – and an appetite for surprise.

Secret Gardens

Michele Green | Leisure

From the street you’d never know it – but behind these two Orangeville homes are gardens of magical delight.

A cultivar of the famous blue poppy found in the Himalayas, Mecanopsis ‘Lingholm’ adds a surreal touch to the landscape. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Stars of Larkspur Hollow

Tralee Pearce | Leisure

Up close and personal with some of the stars of Liz Knowles’ garden – many of them from alpine destinations in Central Asia, China and India.

Soups and Salads

French Onion Soup

Soups

French Onion Soup is served as an appetizer at lunch and dinner, or a lunch main alongside a crusty roll with cheddar-port spread.

Kale Caesar Salad

Kale Caesar Salad

Salads

This healthy twist on a classic is my friend Rich Miller’s family recipe.

Deb’s Raw Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing

Salads

Here’s a way to indulge in raw honey.

Radish-Radicchio Salad with Caper Vinaigrette

Radish-Radicchio Salad with Caper Vinaigrette

Salads

This is Sara’s adaptation using good things grown in her backyard garden.