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, …

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 …

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 …