Tropical Foliage Plants

By Colleen Zacharias, Master Gardener As gardeners, we have a deep interest in plants – even those we may not personally grow in our gardens or homes. As Master Gardeners, we have a deep interest in sustainable solutions …

Manitoba’s Provincial Flower – The Prairie Crocus

By Meera Sinha, Master Gardener in Training (MGIT) The prairie crocus, unlike its common name suggests, is not a crocus (Iris family) but an anemone, Anemone patens, syn. Pulsatilla patens, and belongs to the buttercup or crowfoot family …

Hometown Habitat-Stories of Bringing Nature Home (Film)

Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home Saturday, February 1, 2020 12 noon (doors open 11:30am) Cinematheque Theatre 100 Arthur St., Winnipeg, MB Cost: Non-member: $15.00 Member: $10.00 All are Welcome! The Meadow Project’s mission is to educate …

Veggie Garden Remix – Niki Jabbour

Niki Jabbour is the award-winning author of three books and in demand speaker on unique vegetable growing methods you do not want to miss. Grow your garden better learning from experienced vegetable gardener Niki Jabbour, and best-selling, award-winning …

Sustainability Gardening – MMGA Education Event

Sustainability Gardening MMGA’s Annual Education Event Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10am – 12pm Canadian Mennonite University South Campus Conference Room 600 Shaftesbury Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2N2 All are Welcome! Non-members: $5.00 at the door Members: Free Rod …

Gardening for a Lifetime – How to Garden Wiser as You Grow Older

By Sydney Eddison, Timber Press, 2011 A Book Review by Lenore Linton, Master Gardener Sydney Eddison is a garden writer who has lived and gardened in Newtown Connecticut [zone 6b] since 1961. By 2004 both the author and …

A Canada Nursery Inbound Trade Mission – Travelogue part 1 of 2

Alaska Peony Growers – on left: Rita Jo Shoultz, peony grower/owner of “Alaska Perfect Peony” farm By Colleen Zacharias, Master Gardener In June I was invited to participate in a Canada nursery inbound trade mission to Alaska, Washington …

The Prairie Garden – 2020 Launch

The Prairie Garden: Inspired by Nature Sunday, November 24, 2019: 2:00 p.m. McNally Robinson Booksellers 4000 – 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg MB The 2020 edition of The Prairie Garden, featuring the theme “Inspired by Nature”, focuses on how …

Forcing Bulbs in the Midst of Winter

Gardeners Share North Presents FORCING BULBS IN THE MIDST OF WINTER. Saturday, November 23, 2019 – 1:00 PM Gaynor Regional Family Library – Selkirk A whiff of warm air woke up dormant bulbs in the pot. ”It’s spring! …

It’s All About the Partnerships

  by Marcia Hamm Wiebe, Master Gardener Our garden known as Green Futures North, in Brandon, MB is the second largest community garden in the city. Samaritan House Ministries is able to tend this garden with the following …