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 …

Book review – The Living Landscape

The Living Landscape Designing for beauty & biodiversity in the home garden. Authors: Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy Publisher: Timber Press, 2014 Book review by Derek Yarnell, Master Gardener In my humble opinion Douglas Tallamy is a bona-fide …

Green is a Verb

By Elizabeth Sellors, Master Gardener North American’s love affair with lawns is a recent development in the human history of altering our environment. Lawns became the hallmark of homeownership in the 1800’s when North American home owners began …

Monarch News Clips

By Anne Marie Van Nest Anne Marie Van Nest is a GAREDENCOMM Past President, Fellow and member of the Sustainability Committee. She is a freelance garden writer and copy editor. When away from the computer she can be …

What’s a Gardener to Do?

  By Derek Yarnell, Master Gardener This past winter as the climate crisis Click Here and scale of the biodiversity crisis Click Here became more apparent to me, I had an epiphany regarding the importance of gardening with …

Butterflyway Project Webinar Series – Fall Gardening Tips

The David Suzuki Foundation(DSF), Senior Strategist, Jode Roberts, will host. Presenters are: Manitoba Master Gardener, Susan Leblanc and Kelly Leask, owner of Prairie Originals, a native nursery garden centre in Selkirk, MB. The theme is getting your garden …

My Childhood Dream to Create an Indigenous Garden

by Elizabeth Sellors, Master Gardener Part 2/3 In order to achieve the prairie and woodland experience I wanted the garden would, in many respects, just “happen”. It would be loosely planted, not rigidly controlled by specifically positioned plants. …

My Childhood Dream to Create an Indigenous Garden – Part 1

By Elizabeth Sellors, Master Gardener An indigenous garden is one that respects the flora that evolved over millennia and that established itself prior to the introduction of European settlements. An indigenous garden is one that cares for wildlife …

Manitoba’s Provincial Flower – The Prairie Crocus

By Meera Sinha, Master Gardener in Training (MGIT) The prairie crocus, unlike its common name suggests, is not a crocus (Iris family) but an anemone, Anemone patens, syn. Pulsatilla patens, and belongs to the buttercup or crowfoot family …