Pollinator-friendly Perennials for the Fall Garden

By Colleen Zacharias, Master Gardener The signs are all around us. The shrinking populations of insects the world over is due to the effects of climate change and loss of habitat. Gardeners can make a difference. A study …

Board Member Interview with Shelley Walker

Having had no opportunities to meet and socialize in person for a long time we would like to introduce our members and readers to the MMGA board members with a series of interviews. We start the series with …

A Visit to a Manitoba Honey Farm

    By Lori Graham, Master Gardener I was fortunate to get a chance to visit a honey farm this summer: Mike Grysiuk Honey Farms Ltd. and Grysiuk Honey Farms Ltd. Located outside of Neepawa, they are one …

Why are we called “Master” Gardeners?

by Linda Dietrick, Master Gardener In July 2021, someone on the Facebook group Manitoba Gardening posted the question: “If you could ask a Master Gardener a question, what would you ask them?” One person responded quite negatively: I …

How to Garden with Arthritis

By Shannon Coughlin, Master Gardener in Training I love gardening. My gardens are my place of happiness, my therapy; I’m sure many of you feel the same way. Over the years I have particularly enjoyed the hard physical …

Help Your Garden Thrive Using Compost

By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener The soil in your garden is constantly being depleted by you, the conscientious gardener. Whenever you harvest your herbs and vegetables, or clean the garden in spring or fall, you remove material filled …

What your garden isn’t telling you (but you can learn)!

Photo The Soil Food Web retrieved from: Soil Biology Primer; http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/soils/health/biology/ [June 30, 2021]; authors: Elaine R. Ingham, Andrew R. Moldenke, Oregon State University, Clive A. Edwards, The Ohio State University; Illustrations: Nancy K. Marshall, Marshall Designs By …

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 …

The Changing Garden

By Fran Wershler, Master Gardener Ever wonder why a garden that seems great in spring in June either softens its tone to a monotony of soft colour, a big green place, or becomes a great splash of bright …

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 …