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Spring 2017

Volume 24 Number 1

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

A Botany of Desire

Mar 20, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Back Issues

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.

Painterly dabs of colour announce spring in one of the rock gardens. Photo by Liz Knowles.

Take a Tour of Larkspur Hollow

Mar 20, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Back Issues

At their garden in Mono, Liz and George Knowles garden with an eye to all four seasons.

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

Mar 20, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Back Issues

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.

Eastern red-spotted newt, juvenile or eft phase. Photo by Robert Mccaw.

Vernal Pools

Mar 20, 2017 | Don Scallen | Back Issues

These fleeting spring wetlands are factories of biodiversity. Unusual winters threaten vernal pools, as do hot, dry summers.

Drum-maker Jamie Andrews invites customers to try out various drums at his workshop because it’s important the character of the drum suits the drummer. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Hit Your Rhythm with Drumming

Mar 20, 2017 | Janice Quirt | Arts

How to join a drumming circle and reap the benefits of drumming, which include decreasing stress and anxiety.

Hiking through a section of the Oak Ridges Moraine is a highlight of the YMCA's summer camp at Cedar Glen. Photo courtesy YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre.

Summer Camps in the Hills

Mar 20, 2017 | Janice Quirt | Back Issues

Whether your child loves the arts, riding, sports or campfire singing, here’s how to find the perfect summer camp in Erin, Caledon, Orangeville and area.

As a young woman, the lifelong resident of Caledon served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during World War II.

Doris Porter Goes to War

Mar 20, 2017 | Ken Weber | Back Issues

As a young woman, the lifelong resident of Caledon served in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during World War II.

“The Taking of Vimy Ridge, Easter Monday 1917” by Richard Jack

Remembrance of Vimy Ridge

Mar 20, 2017 | Signe Ball | Back Issues

Among Canada’s troops at Vimy was a young poet named Christopher George Cook.

Deborah Wilson and her husband Bruce replaced the grass in their front yard with a ground cover of colourful, maintenance-free species geraniums, while a more diverse perennial garden flourishes in their backyard. Photo by Don Scallen.

8 Ways to Kick Your Grass Habit

Mar 20, 2017 | Don Scallen | Back Issues

Inspiring tales from those who broke free from the rule of lawn.

Joie de vivre: National dance competitors and Caledon Dance Center instructors David Valenzuela and Corina Pirvuica. Photos © Ray Vella.

Ballroom Dancing Spins Through Caledon

Mar 20, 2017 | Liz Beatty | Arts

A beginner’s ode to getting into the ballroom dancing groove.

Johnnie Johnston “A priest goes to a psychiatrist ...” Photo by Pete Paterson.

The Shuttle People

Mar 20, 2017 | Anthony Jenkins | Back Issues

Meet the good folks who get you home when your car won’t.

Add some fresh chopped cilantro just before serving. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Letters – Our Readers Write: Spring 2017

Mar 20, 2017 | Our Readers | Back Issues

Letters published in the Spring 2017 edition of In The Hills magazine.

Yellow and pink Tulipa saxatilus. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Earthly Delights

Mar 20, 2017 | Signe Ball | Back Issues

Gardening has always been one of my greatest pleasures, but my efforts were, and remain, of the “weekend gardener” variety.

36 x 30" / silly rooftop – their foolish Friday just gulped glances ~ by Russna Kaur

Russna Kaur

Mar 20, 2017 | Signe Ball | Artist in Residence

Russna Kaur’s works can be found in private and corporate collections.

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