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 …

Interview with Board Member Lori Graham

  Interview with Board Member Lori Graham Newsletter (NL): How long have you been gardening? Lori Graham (LG): On my own since 1980, helping my parents since I was very young. NL: What kind of a garden/s do …

Starting All Over Again in the Country

  By Kelley Liebzeit, Master Gardener In 2015 I achieved some of my gardening goals. First I officially became a Master Gardener. Then in July my garden was featured on the Nature Manitoba Garden Tour and 2 weeks …

St. Vital Agricultural Society Fair

Showcasing two of our members, Karen Fontaine and Debbie Innes, volunteering in the community! Click Here for the article.

Interview with Sandy Venton, Vice-Chair

Newsletter (NL) – How did you become interested in gardening? Sandy Venton (SV) – I must have been very young, because one of the first pictures taken of me is leaning over in the garden to smell the …

Veronica ‘Sunny Border Blue’

By Nadine Kampen, Master Gardener If someone described a perennial plant that thrives in Zone 3 through Zone 8, blooms and reblooms for four months with good deadheading, is tall and gorgeous and ‘blue’, great for pollinators, fabulous …

Managing Climate Change – What Are We to Do?

Mark Bauche, Master Gardener, MALA, SALA, CSLA As Master Gardeners, we see the effects of climate change season after season, but what can we as individuals, or even as an association, do to help address it? There have …

Haskaps (Lonicera caerulea)

By Lenore Linton, Master Gardener I first discovered haskaps when I was taking courses required for my Master Gardener certificate during the summers of 2006 to 2008. These courses were offered at the University of Saskatchewan during “Hort …