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 …

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 …

Interview with Board Member Linda Dietrick

    Interview with Board Member Linda Dietrick Newsletter (NL) How long have you been gardening? Linda Dietrick (LD) I didn’t have my own garden until well into my thirties, when I married my husband and moved into …

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 …

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 …