Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)
The Bunchberry has won as the National Flower of Canada contest initiated by the Master Gardeners of Ontario!
Sign the parliamentary petition for Cornus canadensis to become THE National Flower!
Follow this link: Sign petition by November 8, 2017
‘The Gardener’ Magazine
‘The Gardener’ for the prairies magazine, published in Saskatoon and rated as the best horticultural publication for cold weather climates, is putting together their eleventh annual “Plant Picks” feature in the Spring 2018 Issue. They are approaching greenhouses, seed companies, various societies and experts across the cooler climate areas in Canada to get one or more exciting varietal recommendation from each of them to inspire gardeners for the 2018 growing year. The name and/or organization of the person who recommended the plant in the magazine will be mentioned.
As in previous years, trees, shrubs, fruits and vegetables, as well as perennials and annuals will be chosen. If you are able to recommend a tree/shrub/edible as well as a perennial or annual, we may consider using both. These do not need to be new cultivars; they can also be old favourites.
Also, if there are any tools or other kinds of garden equipment that you are excited about, we would love to feature them as well.
When you send your write-up, please include the following information:
Name and cultivar
Hardiness zone (or list as annual)
A brief description including growth habit, size, and what you like about it.
A high resolution digital photograph
Your name and business/society affiliation.
Please forward your plant pick recommendations to this e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1, 2017. Thank you very much in advance for your contribution! If you have any questions, please let me know.
Noelle Chorney, Managing Editor
Phone: (306) 292-6634
Heirloom Plants and Horticultural Pioneers Workshop
presented by Manitoba Master Gardener Association
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 1 to 4pm
All Saint’s Church Auditorium
1500 Day St., Wpg., MB
If you have ever wondered what plants would have been available to Prairie Gardeners prior to World War 1 or if you are thinking of creating an “Heirloom Garden”, here are the answers. Where would we be without the breeding work of our pioneers such as Frank Skinner, Henry Marshall, Les Kerr, Cecil Patterson and Percy Wright? Discover their introductions (‘Thunderchild’ flowering crab, ‘Scarlet Trumpet’ honeysuckle, ‘Adelaide Hoodless’ rose and many more) and their stories.
Entrance fee at the door: $5.00
No fee for MMGA members
All are welcome!
Cool Gardens – 2017
July to September, 2017
Experience Cool Gardens in Winnipeg and Brandon!
– Bend – West End of Esplanade Riel
– The Weave – Upper Fort Garry Provincial Park, Broadway & Main St.
– 2º – La Maison des Artistes, Provencher Blvd.
– Cool Dots – Inn at the Forks, The Forks
– Cure De Ville – La Masion des Artistes, Provencher Blvd.
– Le Rendez-Vous – South Point Lands at The Forks
– Kaleido(scape) – Riverbank Discovery Centre
Beausejour Daylily Gardens
Fall Plant Sale
Saturday, September 16/17
9am – 1pm – at The Gardens
This is their best sale of the year – nearly 100 daylily cultivars, irises, delphiniums & others
Bonus plant with every $20. purchase!