This is the third edition of Grow Me Instead, a guide for southern Ontario intended for a novice or a seasoned pro, a hobbyist or a professional, a designer or a builder.
The guide started in 2009 when a group of ecologists and horticulturalists gathered to discuss the issue of invasive garden plants. They formed the Horticulture Outreach Collaborative (HOC), which soon became a committee of the Ontario Invasive Plant Council (OIPC). Although HOC has worked on numerous projects, none has generated as much discussion and received as much praise as this little guide.
More than 70,000 people have picked-up earlier editions of the guide. This edition includes updated plant profiles and photos as well as more information on plant availability and wildlife connections, we believe this third
edition is the best yet.