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 …

Climate Change on the Prairies

Cover Crops in My Urban Vegetable Garden

by Linda Cameron About five years ago I changed the way I approached vegetable gardening, becoming a succession planter and a no-dig gardener. My urban garden is half an acre with many flower beds, a food forest and …

How Shady is Your Shade Garden?

By Virginia Stephenson, Master Gardener Light is a very important consideration when choosing plants for your garden and when choosing where in your garden to place them. All plants have optimal light conditions under which they will grow, …

Milk Jug Lettuce! – Growing Lettuce in the Snow

By Marilyn N. Dudek, Master Gardener With the recent onslaught of influencer vegetable gardeners, and all the information there is from them and in the world of media, I was on a mission to see if it should …

Tomato Notes from my Manitoba Garden

By Debbie Stern, Master Gardener I save my tomato seeds from year to year and start growing them inside my house in the beginning to middle of March. You usually cannot buy most varieties that I like from …

Miniature Gardens – Our Members in the Community

Miniature Gardens – Diana Dhaliwal March 29/22 – 6:30 – 7:30 pm While most vegetable gardeners aim for sizeable produce, there are good reasons to consider miniature vegetables. Master Gardener Diana Dhaliwal will discuss the pros and cons …