Project Details

From the group exhibition "BUZZ: Getting to Know Other Animals". "BUZZ" explored how insects are a pressing and prominent ecological subject and a source of artistic expression. Other participating artists were Kimberly Edgar, Bioni Samp, and Amy Swartz. Curated by Laura Margita, it was begun in May, 2014 and completed in September, 2014.

Deborah Margo's contribution was the making of a pop-up garden consisting of pollinating plants in front of Gallery 101, located in a hot and dry industrial zone next to the Queensway highway in Ottawa. Plants included in "Pollinator I": milkweed, purple clover, lemon balm, basil, dill, parsley, mint, lavender, catmint, fleabane, Anaphalis/Pearly Everlasting, Queen Anne's lace, dwarf sage, Salvia, Echinacea, Hollyhocks, coneflowers, black-eyed Susans, Gloriosa Cherokee Sunset Rudbeckia, cup plant, two varieties of Joe-Pye weed, fall sedum, three varieties of Monarda, Shasta daisies, Globe thistle/Sea holly, compost squash, cherry tomatoes, scarlet runner beans, white cosmos, cleome, multi-coloured Zinnias, Calendula and two varieties of poppies.