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Garden Gate: Episode 170-Pollinator gardens

Carlotta James from Three Sisters Natural Landscapes (http://www.3sisters.ca/) is my guest on this episode to talk about pollinators and pollinator gardens. Pollinators are very important for our environment. Without them we would have much less food available to us. It is estimated that one of every three bites of food depend on pollinators. The Three […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 164 – Hummingbirds & Orioles (May 10th, 2019)

Some people refer to hummingbirds (“hummers” to birdwatchers) as “winged jewels,’ which is no surprise, given their small size, the males’ brilliant iridescent colours, and the way they flit about. There are 5 hummingbird species in Canada, but only one, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, in Ontario. Males have bright red throats, iridescent green backs, wings, and […]

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Garden Tips: Jewels of the Air

Some people refer to hummingbirds (“hummers” to birdwatchers) as “winged jewels,’ which is no surprise, given their small size, the males’ brilliant iridescent colours, and the way they flit about. There are 5 hummingbird species in Canada, but only one, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, in Ontario. Males have bright red throats, iridescent green backs, wings, and […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 139 – Tips and Tricks to attract hummingbirds (May 11th, 2018)

On this episode of The Garden Gate I offer a few tips about hummingbirds and some tricks to help you attract them! A hummingbird flaps its wings up to 70 times per second; its heart rate can reach 1,260 beats per minute. Hummingbirds can extend their long, skinny tongues twice as far as the bill, which helps them reach nectar deep inside […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 91 – Orioles and Hummingbirds (June 10, 2016)

CHEX TV airdate: June 10th, 2016 Click link to watch this episode online. Want to learn how to attract hummingbirds and orioles to your garden? Check out this episode of The Garden Gate! I share tips on types of feeders they like, plants and also food! Did you know orioles like grape jelly? Yes-it’s one […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 11 – Hummingbirds and Orioles

Hummingbird

CHEX TV air date: Fri. May 3rd, 2013 Click here to watch this episode of??The Garden Gate. It’s May!? The hummingbirds will be spotted any day now in our area. It’s time to get your feeders out!! I often have customers ask me, despite being diligent about filling their feeders,?why they don’t seem to get […]

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