Interview with Board Member Virginia Stephenson

Interview with board member Virginia Stephenson Newsletter (NL): How long have you been gardening? Virginia Stephenson (VS): I started gardening in a small way with some vegetables and flowers when I moved into my home in Charleswood in …

A review of The Prairie Garden 2023: Climate Aware Gardening

By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener A dire theme, one that many would rather avoid, is faced head on in this year’s edition of The Prairie Garden (TPG) that styles itself as ‘Western Canada’s only gardening annual’. A vigorous …

Invasive Ornamental Plants: What Home Gardeners and Professionals Need to Know

Invasive Ornamental Plants: What Home Gardeners and Professionals Need to Know Panel Presentation and Q&A When: Saturday, April 1, 2023, 12:30-3:00 pm Where: Canadian Mennonite University, South Campus Lecture Hall D30 Host: Manitoba Master Gardener Association Cost: $5.00 …

Who might be overwintering in my garden?

By Cameron Ruml – Living Prairie Museum Cameron Ruml is the interim Curator at the Living Prairie Museum, with over 10 years of experience in ecosystem management, tallgrass prairie restoration, and environmental education at the City of Winnipeg’s …

Rain Gardens: The Ins and Outs

by Mark Bauche, Master Gardener, MALA, SALA, CSLA Mark Bauche is a Landscape Architect and Master Gardener. Through his work at HTFC Planning & Design in Winnipeg, he incorporates climate adaptation into his designs and seeks out new …

Reducing my Lawn – One gardener’s perspective two years in

By Derek Yarnell, Master Gardener Two full growing seasons after having reduced the least ecologically productive part of my gardens – my front lawn – by about 50% or roughly 800 square feet, this is some of what …

Cash in the Ash

Cash in the Ash: Using waste-stream products as sustainable growing media for horticultural crops By: Poonam Singh. Professor, Horticulture Science School of Agriculture and Environment Assiniboine Community College, Brandon, Manitoba Email: singhp@assiniboine.net The interest in biomass use as …

ZZ Plant or Zanzibar Gem (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

By Robert Parsons Robert Parsons, a lifelong plant enthusiast, graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Agriculture in 1991, majoring in plant science and specializing in horticulture. He works as a gardener for a landscape …

Peonies Still Have a Place in My Garden

By Lenore Linton, Master Gardener When we moved to our current house on July first 1962 the 75 foot lot was not a blank slate. In the centre was a fifty year old house surrounded with garden most …

Interview with Board Member Diane Daignault

Interview with board member Diane Daignault Newsletter (NL) How long have you been gardening? Diane Daignault (DD) When I was a young child I remember picking peas in the garden with my mother and father. I should say …