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Tony Spencer

Tony Spencer is a writer, photographer, public speaker, planting designer and consultant. His blog, The New Perennialist, focuses on explorations in naturalistic planting design. His Mono pond garden won the 2020 Landscape Design Honor Award from the U.S.-based Perennial Plant Association.

Ruby-throated hummingbirds visit frequently in early summer to nectar on Sicilian honey garlic (Nectaroscordum siculum), a lesser known member of the onion family. Photo by Tony Spencer.

Piet Oudolf, Reimagined

Mar 31, 2021

Dedicated local gardener Tony Spencer channels the aesthetic of the famed Dutch plantsman into his corner of the rural countryside of Mono.

In The Hills is an independent, locally owned print and online magazine that has earned its reputation as the best-read, best-loved magazine in Headwaters.

The magazine is delivered to more than 40,000 homes and farms throughout Caledon, Erin, Dufferin, Orangeville and Creemore – up to double the circulation of any other local publication. And it is available to visitors at local inns, restaurants, specialty retail stores and other tourist locations.