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 …

Board Member Interview with Marilyn N. Dudek

Newsletter (NL) – How long have you been gardening? Marilyn Dudek (MD) – I could say I was born in a garden, as all yards in the north end of Winnipeg, had large vegetable gardens. Along with a …

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 …

Someone’s Trash is Someone’s Treasure

Someone’s Trash is Someone’s Treasure:  Using industrial waste/by-products as sustainable growing media for horticultural crops By Poonam Singh. Faculty, Horticulture Production School of Agriculture and Environment Assiniboine Community College, Brandon, Manitoba Email: singhp@assiniboine.net Currently, in Canada, greenhouse growing of …

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, …

Hibiscus mouscheutos: a beautiful plant for the Winnipeg garden

  By Becky Slater About the Author Becky Slater MG 2015-2021. Becky has sold her home and garden in Winnipeg and is moving to Comox, BC and hopes to have a very exciting zone 7 garden with shrubs, …

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 …