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 …

Holiday Cacti: Thanksgiving cactus, Christmas cactus and Easter cactus

Photo by: Diane Daignault By Lori Graham, Master Gardener Holiday cacti are tough forgiving plants that are easy to care for once established. They store water in their stems making them very drought tolerant. Holiday cacti are not …

Know your Manitoba Seed Companies!

By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener Every New Year gardeners eagerly anticipate the growing season ahead. This year it seems new gardeners are too! In 2020 growing our own food became as popular as hoarding toilet paper and nurturing …

First Vegetable Garden – a Retrospective

By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener What a gratifying summer! Although I’ve done ornamental gardening for almost 30 years, including 15 years following sustainable permaculture principles, I’ve always inter-planted small numbers of herbs, tomatoes, lettuce, kale and squash amongst …

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 …

My Childhood Dream to Create an Indigenous Garden

by Elizabeth Sellors, Master Gardener Part 3/3 I have located plants throughout my yard to suit their habitat requirements. My woodland area in the back yard is shady and located near two large pine trees. This area has …

Gardening During the Pandemic

By Doris Mae Oulton, Master Gardener In Training As the pandemic began to have an impact, the gardening community felt little rumblings of change in the gardening world. Anyone following their usual gardening pattern would have been surprised …

Accurate Frost Forecast = Happy Gardener

By John Sauder As a broadcast meteorologist, I’m always very careful when it comes to issuing a forecast because I know that it affects how Manitobans will plan their day. When it comes to a forecast for frost, …

A Vegetable Garden Adventure

  By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener I’ve grown herbs and a few vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers and squash, for many years but I have always tucked them right into my ornamental borders. However, this year for many …