Pollinator-friendly Perennials for the Fall Garden

By Colleen Zacharias, Master Gardener The signs are all around us. The shrinking populations of insects the world over is due to the effects of climate change and loss of habitat. Gardeners can make a difference. A study …

A Visit to a Manitoba Honey Farm

    By Lori Graham, Master Gardener I was fortunate to get a chance to visit a honey farm this summer: Mike Grysiuk Honey Farms Ltd. and Grysiuk Honey Farms Ltd. Located outside of Neepawa, they are one …

A Wet Habitat Garden Project at Albrin Lake Park

Wet garden area – all photos by Debbie Innes by Debbie Innes, Master Gardener Debbie Innes has been the primary volunteer caretaker of Albrin Lake Park since 1999. From the beginning Debbie has been supported in her work …

On Mixing Native and Non-Native

by Linda Dietrick (l.dietrick@uwinnipeg.ca), Master Gardener Above photo – Painted lady on Zizia aurea – all photos- Linda Dietrick When I give presentations about the New Perennialist style in landscape design, I always make a pitch for including …

Life Cycle of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio polyxenes)

Life Cycle of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio polyxenes) By Sharon Gray, Master Gardener in Training The black swallowtail butterfly is one of the most beautiful butterflies to be found here in Manitoba. Female swallowtails, identified by larger, …

Outdoor Classroom

Master Gardener in Action Outdoor Classroom at Hazel M Kellington School, Neepawa By Glenda MacPhee, Master Gardener Years ago I took on a two week outdoor learning challenge with my grade one class. It was a wonderful experience …

Oh! For Peat’s Sake!

“File:Schultz Sphagnum Peat Moss.jpg” by Ragesoss is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 By Liz Sellors, Master Gardener It’s spring! Gardening advertisements are bombarding us! Like this one : “Peat is a natural product, sustainably harvested. Environmentally friendly. Our …

Drought and Your Garden

A row of interconnected rain ‘barrels’ (recycled plastic garbage cans). The barrels are elevated in a ‘step’ sequence, and the simple pipe connections capture roof run-off from a significant rainfall. A screen over the barrel under the downspout …

Bee Better Manitoba

Bee Better Manitoba: Inspiring Manitobans to create pollinator habitat. Join us as we discuss pollinators and what we can do to conserve them. Pollinating insects are important for ecosystem health and food production, yet these beneficial insects are …

Herbal Tea Gardens

By Doris Mae Oulton, Master Gardener in Training Inspired by the presentation that Getty Stewart made at the Herb Society of Manitoba on herbal teas, I decided to turn part of my garden into an herbal tea garden. …