Roses are Considered to be Picky

By Sandra Venton Master Gardener Roses are considered to be picky, fussy, finicky, and a host of other pejorative adjectives denigrating them, but they strike a chord in the hearts of many gardeners, including myself. I planted by …

Sweet Potatoes Sweet Research

By Dr. Sajjad A. Rao In recent years, the importance of growing sweet potato has increased considerably in Canada. About 1,700 acres are currently grown in Canada on a commercial scale, with southern Ontario’s Norfolk County hosting the …

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 …

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 …

Winnipeg Forest Watch

Trees Winnipeg (Coalition to Save the Elms) was originally established as non-profit in 1992 dedicated to preserving Winnipeg’s beloved American elm trees through community engagement and education. Since then Trees Winnipeg mission has evolved into protection, preservation and …

Preparing your Garden for Winter Birds

Preparing Your Garden for Winter Birds by – Richard Staniforth It is the middle of October; we have already had snow and cold weather. But today as I write, the sun is shining, the snow has gone, any …

The Attraction of Peonies

by Sandy Venton, Master Gardener I came to peonies relatively late in life. Roses and martagon lilies were my first and second passions.  The first peony I ever planted was a fern leaf peony. I had seen one …

Manitoba Master Gardener Association Annual Garden Tour

July 20, 2019 – MMGA Annual Garden Tour Mark your 2019 calendar for our Annual Garden Tour with 9 unique gardens and our members at each garden to answer your gardening questions. Plus our Plant Sale at one …