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 …

Strengthening Community Climate Resilience: Citizens Play a Crucial Role

  Strengthening Community Climate Resilience: Citizens play a crucial role in caring for both public and private trees By Colleen Zacharias, Master Gardener What can people do to support trees on their private properties but also newly planted …

Northern Pin Oak – Shooting for the Sky

By Rick Durand Rick Durand spent most of his life in Manitoba but moved to West Kelowna, B.C. in 2013 to work for Bylands Nurseries. He continues to work on developing new prairie hardy trees, shrubs, roses and …

My Mysterious Agave.

By Marilyn N. Dudek, Master Gardener How does one become attracted to growing an Agave for a houseplant? Or the many other tender Echeveria that take up residence in my home for the winter and summer outdoors? Is …

Sturgeon Creek Greenway Trail – A Volunteer Project

Sturgeon Creek Greenway Trail – A Volunteer Project Progress report since November 2021 By Diane Daignault, Master Gardner Since spring 2022, our project members, Nancy Edwards, Janet Epp, Brenda Evans, Sharon Moffat, Joelle Potrebka, Virginia Stephenson, Diane Wall, …

Our Members Presenting in the Community

Growing a Tea Garden – Florence Carey Winnipeg Public Library October 28/22 – 12 – 1:00pm If you like herbal teas, did you know that you can grow plants in your garden to make tea? This presentation with …

Master Gardeners in Action – Secret Garden Project

Master Gardeners in Action – Secret Garden Project St. Andrew’ s Rectory National Heritage Centre, 374 River Road, St. Andrew’s, Manitoba By Agnes Tamoto, Master Gardener On the grounds of the St. Andrew’s Heritage Centre there is a …

Tomato Harvest-Time Troubles

By Ashley Gaden, Master Gardener Intern Tomatoes. Gardeners love them. But what we don’t love is coming across something unexpected, unattractive and utterly unwanted on our tomatoes after waiting most of the summer for them. From cracks and …

Mycorrhizae: What they are and how gardeners can protect them.

By Jane Zoutman, Master Gardener Mycorrhizae means fungus roots. A mycorrhiza is a symbiotic relationship between fungi and plant roots. Fungi are very common in the soil and many types require this symbiotic relationship with plants for long-term …