What’s That on My Flower? (Part 1)

What’s That on My Flower? (Part 1) A simple guide to bees and things that look like bees By Betsy Thorsteinson There are hundreds of species of bees, wasps, and flower flies, and often it is not easy …

Volunteering at Fort Whyte Alive

Volunteering at Fort Whyte Alive By Judy Heppelle, Master Gardener My volunteer role at Fort Whyte Alive (FWA) came about by chance. In 2010, I sat beside Jane Zoutman at one of the required classes for the Master …

The Apiaceae or Carrot Family: The Good, the Bad, and the Dangerous

The Apiaceae or Carrot Family: The Good, the Bad, and the Dangerous By Linda Dietrick, Master Gardener I hope that, for most of you, finding an Eastern black swallowtail caterpillar on your dill or parsley or carrot tops …

“Growing under Cover” with Niki Jabbour

SAVE THE DATE! “Growing under Cover” with Niki Jabbour MMGA Presentation on Saturday, March 23, 2024 11:00 am CST via Zoom Tickets available on our website in the new year Members $10, non-members $15 Watch for registration information …

Growing Calendula officinalis for Year-round Sunshine

Growing Calendula officinalis for Year-round Sunshine By Emily Glover, Master Gardener Intern You will always find Calendula officinalis growing in my garden. I included calendula in my first garden on a whim without realizing it would become one …

‘Planet Soil’ Film Review

Planet Soil Film Review By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener On November 18, a sell-out audience of privileged gardeners and friends participated in the premiere showing in Canada of the internationally acclaimed, award-winning documentary, Planet Soil. Filmed in the …

“Leaf” It in the Garden

“Leaf” It in the Garden Using leaves and leaf mulch in your garden By Virginia Stephenson, Master Gardener Traditionally, when fall rolls around we grab up our rakes and leaf bags, gather up all of our leaves, and …

Feeding Backyard Birds in Winter

Feeding Backyard Birds in Winter By Meredith Stoesz, Wild Birds Unlimited Feeding backyard birds during the winter is not only a fun pastime but can also be quite beneficial for birds and humans alike! Studies show that Black-capped …

Home Lawn Care – and Then Some!

Home lawn care – and then some! By Gosia Barrette, Master Gardener I wrote an article for the May 2023/3 newsletter about recent changes to provincial legislation around the use and sale of cosmetic pesticides (you can read …

Ode to the Office Plant

Ode to the Office Plant By Ashley Gaden, Master Gardener Did you know on average we spend 90 per cent of our time indoors? This is according to research by Health Canada, and the proportion of this time …