Prairie Habitat Garden Donations
The Prairie Habitat Garden is located on the West side of the Education Building and contains plants that are native to Saskatchewan. In the spring and summer months, the garden is used as an educational tool for teaching students about sustainability and the environment, to read more Click Here. Each plant represents a donation, based on the following categories:
The Prairie Buttercup $1,000 -$4,999
The Prairie Buttercup (Ranunculus rhomboideus) is a perennial that usually blooms in very late April and early May. It is one of the first bright yellow flowers of spring, and is a welcome sight to the winter-weary eyes. This species is very hardy and often survives as a winter annual.
Western Wild Bergamot $5,000 - $9,999
Western Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) is a perennial that blooms in July and usually last for 3-4 weeks. It has pom-pom shaped flowers that are pink, edible, and contain lots of nectar. About 2-30 tubular shaped florets make up each flower. It is a member of the mint family and has very fragrant leaves.
Prairie Rose $9,999 - $24,999
Prairie Rose (Rosa arkansana) is a perennial whose flowers usually bloom in early June and last until the end of July. Each stem has 3 or more flowers on it. The flower is approximately 2 inches across, containing 5 pink or rose petals with yellow stamens in the center. The plant can grow to a height of 40 inches.
Western Red Lilly $25,000 - $99,000
Western Red Lilly (Lilium philadelphicum var. andinum) is a perennial and the official flower of Saskatchewan. June is the best time to see the flowers, whose appearance ranges from bright orange to almost red with black dots near the base of the petals. The stems can grow up to 60 cm in height.
Saskatoon Berry Bush $100,000 and Over
Saskatoon Berry Bush (Amelanchier alnifolia) is an ornamental shrub, native to Saskatoon. Early in the spring clusters of small white flowers will appear, that later develop into Saskatoon Berries. This edible fruit is often harvested in early July or when the berries turn from pink to deep purple. A Saskatoon Berry Bush can grow over 2 meters in height.
Wolf Willow (Bequest, Life Insurance, Future Deferred Commitment)
Wolf Willow (Elaeagnus commutate) is a shrub that usually grows 3-6 feet in height. The flowers usually bloom in June, and are silvery yellow in colour. The flowers grow to be about 3mm across and in clusters of 3 or 4. When the winter comes and the leaves have fallen off, the silver berries stand out against the white snow and the blue prairie skies.