My Gardening is for the Birds

By Virginia Stephenson, Master Gardener Many people who enjoy gardening also enjoy watching birds that come to visit their gardens. These people range from committed birdwatchers with life lists of sightings to people who can only recognize a …

Beautiful and Easy to Grow Native Plants for Your Garden

By Debbie Innes, Master Gardener Oh, the beauty and reliability of native plants! I have grown to appreciate native plants for their variety, hardiness, and reliability, as well as for their value to our birds, bees and butterflies, …

Invasive Ornamental Plants

   

Growing Fruit in Our Backyard Garden: A Personal Experience

by Wendy MacLean, Master Gardener Beausejour, Manitoba Memories of shelves filled with jars of preserved fruit from our family’s backyard inspired me to grow and preserve some of my own fruit for summer and winter eating. When we …

My Love for Verbena Bonariensis

By Elizabeth Scales, Master Gardener Intern My favorite plant is Verbena bonariensis. Until a few years ago, I had never heard of this plant, nor had I ever seen it. It wasn’t until I was looking through a …

Interview with Board Member Virginia Stephenson

Interview with board member Virginia Stephenson Newsletter (NL): How long have you been gardening? Virginia Stephenson (VS): I started gardening in a small way with some vegetables and flowers when I moved into my home in Charleswood in …

A review of The Prairie Garden 2023: Climate Aware Gardening

By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener A dire theme, one that many would rather avoid, is faced head on in this year’s edition of The Prairie Garden (TPG) that styles itself as ‘Western Canada’s only gardening annual’. A vigorous …

Invasive Ornamental Plants: What Home Gardeners and Professionals Need to Know

Invasive Ornamental Plants: What Home Gardeners and Professionals Need to Know Panel Presentation and Q&A When: Saturday, April 1, 2023, 12:30-3:00 pm Where: Canadian Mennonite University, South Campus Lecture Hall D30 Host: Manitoba Master Gardener Association Cost: $5.00 …

Rain Gardens: The Ins and Outs

by Mark Bauche, Master Gardener, MALA, SALA, CSLA Mark Bauche is a Landscape Architect and Master Gardener. Through his work at HTFC Planning & Design in Winnipeg, he incorporates climate adaptation into his designs and seeks out new …

My Mysterious Agave.

By Marilyn N. Dudek, Master Gardener How does one become attracted to growing an Agave for a houseplant? Or the many other tender Echeveria that take up residence in my home for the winter and summer outdoors? Is …