Riel House National Historic Site and Gardens

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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.

Blog:   http://rhgardening.blogspot.ca/

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.

Prairie Planting Workshops

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Living Prairie Museum – Prairie Planting Workshops

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Assiniboine Park Conservancy Classes

Assiniboine Park Conservancy

Classes and Workshops for Adults

Information and Registration

Naturalist Services – City of Winnipeg

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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

Manitoba Museum Prairie Pollination Virtual Exhibit

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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

The Prairie Garden 2015 Edition

 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

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

Daily House Museum, Victorian Garden

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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

Living Prarie Museum

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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.