Q&A: Tomato Issue

Question: Tomato Issue Hi there, I am having an issue with all of my tomato seedlings this year (over 50 of multiple varieties) that I have never seen before. Every single plant appears like it will likely die …

A Love Affair with Dahlias

By Laverne Dahlin, Master Gardener What is there not to love about dahlias. They are easy to grow, and provide great satisfaction with their eye-catching flower sizes, various shapes, and many colors (except true blue – a color …

My Gardening is for the Birds

By Virginia Stephenson, Master Gardener Many people who enjoy gardening also enjoy watching birds that come to visit their gardens. These people range from committed birdwatchers with life lists of sightings to people who can only recognize a …

Building a Pond Garden

By: Jane Zoutman, Master Gardener Ponds are work to build, need to be maintained and cost money, so why would you want to build one? A pond attracts wildlife. Depending upon where you live this can be insects …

Fundraising for a Community Garden Project

Interview with Susan Brown, Saint Mary Anglican Church By Janet Epp Master Gardener Having responded last year to a request to the MMGA for Master Gardener help with a community gardening project at Saint Mary Anglican Church in …

A Shortlist of Invasive Ornamental Plants of Concern

By:  Linda Dietrick, Master Gardener You have probably heard of kudzu and purple loosestrife, two invasive plants that were originally introduced to North America with the best of intentions. Brought into new environments where there were no natural …

Beautiful and Easy to Grow Native Plants for Your Garden

By Debbie Innes, Master Gardener Oh, the beauty and reliability of native plants! I have grown to appreciate native plants for their variety, hardiness, and reliability, as well as for their value to our birds, bees and butterflies, …

Invasive Ornamental Plants

   

Growing Fruit in Our Backyard Garden: A Personal Experience

by Wendy MacLean, Master Gardener Beausejour, Manitoba Memories of shelves filled with jars of preserved fruit from our family’s backyard inspired me to grow and preserve some of my own fruit for summer and winter eating. When we …

Variegation

By Ashely Gaden, Master Gardener Intern Roses are red Violets are blue Plant leaves are green And other colours, too? Even from school age, we’re taught that plants photosynthesize sunlight to produce energy for themselves. Plants rely on …