Doreen Malapitan's posts

Soggy soil? No sweat! These Three Native Shrubs Love Wet Soil

pussy willow flowers
Do you have compact clay soil in your yard? Do you ever notice water pooling in areas of your yard after a big rainfall? Do you find it difficult to grow certain plants in your garden? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we’ve got the answer for you – native shrubs that thrive in wet conditions!

Favourite Tree Books from our Residential Planting Programs Team

LEAF RPP planting team standing by tree
Meet our Residential Planting Programs (RPP) team! They help grow and sustain the urban forest by assisting private property owners in planting the right native tree in the right place with the right care. With all their time spent around trees, they must have some tree-rific book recommendations! Let’s meet the RPP team and find out what their favourite tree books are!

Native Shrubs for Small Yards

Do you have a small yard with limited space to plant? LEAF has just the thing for you! We have curated a Small Yard Shrub Bundle to include four native shrubs designed for smaller spaces. These small, but mighty shrubs will add greenery and biodiversity to your yard and provide delicious snacks for both you and local wildlife!

Invasive Plants in Your Backyard

Invasive plants are a special topic of concern in southern Ontario, especially in recent years, because of their growing threat to our native biodiversity. Unfortunately, these invasives are popping up everywhere, wreaking havoc in our natural areas. While this may be disheartening, there are many ways you can reduce invasive plants in your community and your own backyard!