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Master Gardeners are individuals who are passionate about gardening.  We are part of a vast international non-profit Master Gardener organization.  Master Gardeners are a respected group of horticultural persons educated and certified through accredited universities or colleges.  Experienced in gardening knowledge, we love to ‘pass on our knowledge’ through various mediums such as seminars, workshops, tv/radio appearances, info booths or helping organizations begin gardening programs.  The volunteer opportunities are varied and rewarding. We want to help the gardeners of Manitoba be inspired and motivated in the joy of gardening. The Manitoba Master Gardener Association was formally organized in 2011 as a supporting and networking body for Master Gardeners in Training as well as Certified Master Gardeners in the Province of Manitoba.  The concept of the MMGA began in July, 2010 when a group of Master Gardeners recognized  the need for a central organization to facilitate communication between Master Gardeners in Manitoba.

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Master Gardener Orientation Evening

Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener?  This is your opportunity to learn more about the courses.

Monday, September 21st, 2015 – 7pm

Location:  the Winnipeg Training Centre of Assiniboine Community College (ACC)

Unit 87 – 1313 Border St., Winnipeg, MB

If you are unable to attend this evening presentation and are interested in registering for the program, please contact ACC directly by phoning 800.862.6307 ext. 6028, or emailing mastergardener@assiniboine.net

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Gardens Manitoba – Fall Plant, Bulb Sale

Saturday, September 19th, 2015 – 10am to 2pm

Canadian Mennonite University – 500 Shafesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, MB

Perennials, Rose, Small Fruit & Peonies!

Selected perennials and shrubs – 1/2 price!

Gardens Manitoba Friends Share Table – divide those perennials, pot and price them!

Do you have leftover pots?  Needed for the Mother’s Day Plant Sale, 4, 6 & 8 inch

 

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Manitoba Public Gardens to Visit

 

 

 Assiniboine English Garden and the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden

Assiniboine Park – 2355 Corydon Ave., Winnipeg, MB

 The winding paths and free-form beds of the English Garden are a feast for the senses in every season.  The flowing layout of the English Garden is indicative of the English Landscape style, which sought to convey an idealized but approachable view of nature, as opposed to the regimented symmetry of a Formal Garden.

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Beausejour Daylily Gardens

1 Street North, Beausejour, MB  ROE OCO

In 2002 the Beausejour Daylily Gardens became a world-class showcase of 600 daylily cultivars, thousands of iris, peonies, lilies and many ornamental shrubs and trees.  As an AHS and CHS display garden, its purpose is to educate the public and showcase modern daylily cultivars.

www.beausejourdaylilygardens.com

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Cool Gardens 2015 – Winnipeg, MB

July to September, 2015

Location:  The Forks & Broadway Avenue Areas

Cool gardens is a public exhibition of contemporary garden and art installations that offer a shift of sensation for the summer–cooling–as a general theme for public presentations in the downtown.  The exhibit aims to bring architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists together to celebrate contemporary garden culture and the local landscape.  The presentation of the cutting-edge garden designs, places design culture at the centre of summer activities in  Winnipeg  and at the same time, offers a pleasant relief from the summer exasperations.

More info:   www.coolgardens.ca

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Daly House

Daly House Museum, Victorian Gardens

122 18th Street, Brandon, MB

Built in 1882 Daly House is the original house of Brandon’s first Mayor, Thomas Mayne Daly 11.  The underlying theme of a Victorian Garden is man’s conquest over the elements – exemplified by the lawn.  Victorian forbearers sought to create the perfect lawn and then to turn their lawns into outdoor parlours.  The Garden includes plants such as prairie grasses, Manitoba developed roses, lavender and native plants which are drought tolerant.  This will provide an urban ecology for various bird, butterfly and insect species that summer in the Brandon area.

www.dalyhousemuseum.ca

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International Peace Gardens

Located on Hwy. # 10 – 24 km. south of Boissevain, MB

These gardens are located on the International Border in the province of Manitoba and state of North Dakota.  One is free to roam within the garden from one country to the other.  The Peace Garden is more than flowers as it is dedicated to peace and home to informative sites:  Conservatory, Interpretative Centre, Peace Chapel, AAS Trial Plant Gardens and North American Game Warden Museum.   Noted for exquisite landscaping, the garden features a unique 5.5 m/18 ft. working Floral Clock with nearly 3,000 flowers, run by GPS.  The Peace Chapel features three walls of fossil-embellished Manitoba limestone with quotations from “people of peace”.  The September 11 Memorial displays 10 beams from the World Trade Centre in the formal garden.  The International Peace Tower’s height, 35m/120 ft. high, symbolizes the soaring ambitions of the early immigrants arriving from the four corners of the world to Canada and the United States in the 1800’s and 1900’s.  The Carillon Bell Tower sounds every quarter-hour from 14 chimes.

www.peacegarden.com

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Kildonan Park

2015 Main St., Winnipeg, MB

This park features two gardens – the formal North Garden with it’s beautifully displayed formal gardens and green space entered over a featured bridge.   The South Garden close to the Witch’s Hut, features meandering paths flowing through the colourful flower and shrub beds.   Many benches to sit, relax and enjoy.

A lovely restaurant is featured in the park at the Pavilion – Food Evolution.

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Riel House National Historic Site and Gardens

330 River Road, Winnipeg, MB

Riel House is National Historic Site commemorating the life of Metis politician and activist Louis Riel and also the daily life of Metis families in a Red River settlement.  This homestead was occupied by the Riel family until 1969.  Parks Canada purchased it in 1970 and restored to its  1886  appearance.  This property features a kitchen garden and a produce garden.

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Spotted Winged Drosophila

 

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The Spotted Winged Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii)  (SWD) is a vinegar fly of East Asian origin that can cause damage to many soft-skinned fruit crops.  SWD pierces seemingly healthy fruit, and lays its eggs.  The eggs hatch in about 3 days, the larvae feed on the fruit and emerge as adults after 6-28 days.  Early detection is critical because symptoms often do not appear until after the fruit is harvested.  Commonly confused with the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, SWD differs as it attacks unripe to reip fruit, whereas the common fruit fly feeds on overripe and rotting fruit.

SWD most commonly afftects raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, cherries and plums.  It was first identified in Manitoba in commercial berry fields in August 2013.

For continued updated information on SWD follow this link:

http://www.mgmanitoba.com/resources/links/

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Congratulations Dawn Hicks & John Frazer!

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Dawn Hicks, MG and John Frazer, MG two members of the MMGA, were selected by Parks Canada, Manitoba Field Unit, to receive an award on June 18,2015.  The award recognized their exemplary work, on behalf of the Manitoba Master Gardener Association on the development and maintenance of the Riel House National Historic Site (NHS) gardens.  Dawn and John have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the project, an understanding and appreciation for the heritage values associated with the site, and a positive, respectful relationship with Parks Canada and Louis Riel Institute staff as well as visitors and Riel House NHS neighbours.

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Beausejour Daylily Gardens

Iris’ For Sale – limited time of a nice selection of Iris’ – Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm at the Gardens, see Liz Janzen.

 

Hand Tools or Metal Hangers – please donate to the Gardens if you have some not needed anymore.

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Living Prairie Museum – Prairie Planting Workshops

For more information.

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Assiniboine Park Conservancy

Classes and Workshops for Adults

Information and Registration

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Naturalist Services – City of Winnipeg

Naturalist Services works alongside and assists many stewardship groups throughout the city.  These groups are usually volunteer based and become involved by seeing a need and taking an active role in providing stewardship to a natural area.  Stewardship activities can include planting trees, or other native species, removing weeds or trash, building trails and putting up interpretative signs.  By becoming involved these groups help to protect our natural areas and keep our city clean.

More information:  http://www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks/naturalist/ns/mr/steward.asp

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Manitoba Museum Prairie Pollination Virtual Exhibit

The Manitoba Museum has developed a virtual exhibit aimed at helping the public learn more about pollinating insects and the wild plants they depend on.  The endangerment of pollinators and plants is a topic of concern to many Canadians, and The Manitoba Museum has important collections that help understand this issue.

Tour the wild plant and pollinator gallery to see photographs of important and rare species.  Soon there will be a Plant Spotter App you can download to contribute to the site.  The site contains games and FAQ’s as well as the “Critter Water Colour Gallery”.

Visit:   www.prairiepollination.ca

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 The Prairie Garden 2015 Edition

Grasses and Succulents

The 76th edition brings gardeners a double bill of exciting plant options for the Prairies, with both succulents and grasses featured.  These two plant forms are current hot topics among gardeners and garden writers.  With an eye to Prairie conditions, knowledgeable contributors, including horticulturalists, plant breeders, researchers and gardening enthusiasts, present exceptional guidelines for growing and caring for these plant groups.  Normally thought of as plants for warm places, succulents and cacti are amazingly suitable for the Prairies, many of them over-winter very well.  Numerous grasses provide a new structure and form that adds exciting interest to our gardens.  Beautiful full-colour photographs are featured throughout. To purchase a copy send your request with a cheque or money order for $22.45 (taxes and shipping included) to: The Prairie Garden, P.O. Box 517, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2J3. Orders may also be placed by visiting:  www.prairiegarden.ca ; telephone:  (204)388-5340, or by email: sales@prairiegarden.ca break1

Canada’s Plant Hardiness Website

Look up plant hardiness zone by community:  www.planthardiness.gc.ca/?m=22&lang=en

Potential range maps for 6,303 species:   www.planthardiness.gc.ca/index.pl?m=12&p=1&lang=en

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Daly House Museum, Victorian Garden, Brandon, MB

Request – Daly House Museum is landscaping with heritage perennials.  They are currently looking for two chrysanthemums developed in the 1950’s called Cindy Brandon and Susan Brandon.  Cindy is pink and Susan is a red variety.  If you are willing to share a piece of both or either one,

Please contact:  Brenda   email:   valleyrimgirl@inetlinkwireless.ca

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Living Prairie Museum

Living Prairie Museum is now on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/LivingPrairieMuseum  and Twitter (@LivingPrairie).  Be the first to find out what is in bloom on the prairie, the interesting insects that call LPM home and learn about upcoming events.

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Master Gardeners and Master Gardeners in Training (MGIT)

Association members:   access volunteer opportunities on the Member Login page frequently.  Postings are arriving weekly.

To all Manitoba Garden/Horticultural or Garden related organizations!!

This website is a great opportunity for your organization to post or advertise 2014/15 meeting schedules or events on our Resources section under Garden Club News.  To submit please send your information to:   ask@mgmanitoba.com     We look forward to helping you advertise your event.
 
 

 

For all inquiries contact ask@mgmanitoba.com

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