Gardening for a Lifetime – How to Garden Wiser as You Grow Older

By Sydney Eddison, Timber Press, 2011 A Book Review by Lenore Linton, Master Gardener Sydney Eddison is a garden writer who has lived and gardened in Newtown Connecticut [zone 6b] since 1961. By 2004 both the author and …

The Prairie Garden – 2020 Launch

The Prairie Garden: Inspired by Nature Sunday, November 24, 2019: 2:00 p.m. McNally Robinson Booksellers 4000 – 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg MB The 2020 edition of The Prairie Garden, featuring the theme “Inspired by Nature”, focuses on how …

It’s All About the Partnerships

  by Marcia Hamm Wiebe, Master Gardener Our garden known as Green Futures North, in Brandon, MB is the second largest community garden in the city. Samaritan House Ministries is able to tend this garden with the following …

Winnipeg Forest Watch

Trees Winnipeg (Coalition to Save the Elms) was originally established as non-profit in 1992 dedicated to preserving Winnipeg’s beloved American elm trees through community engagement and education. Since then Trees Winnipeg mission has evolved into protection, preservation and …

Preparing your Garden for Winter Birds

Preparing Your Garden for Winter Birds by – Richard Staniforth It is the middle of October; we have already had snow and cold weather. But today as I write, the sun is shining, the snow has gone, any …

A Splash of the Tropics in the Garden – About Overwintering Tropicals

by Laverne Dahlin, Master Gardener I started growing canna lilies (Cannaceae), which is not a true lily, 4 years ago when a fellow gardener gave me a rhizome of a Red King Humbert canna lily. I planted the …

The Attraction of Peonies

by Sandy Venton, Master Gardener I came to peonies relatively late in life. Roses and martagon lilies were my first and second passions.  The first peony I ever planted was a fern leaf peony. I had seen one …

Manitoba Master Gardener Association Annual Garden Tour

July 20, 2019 – MMGA Annual Garden Tour Mark your 2019 calendar for our Annual Garden Tour with 9 unique gardens and our members at each garden to answer your gardening questions. Plus our Plant Sale at one …

Beware of Valeriana officinalis

by Elizabeth Sellors, Master Gardener Introduction Valeriana officinalis (common names: garden heliotrope, garden valerian, common valerian, greek valerian) is classified as an alien species in North America, having been introduced from outside its normal distribution. It is a …

Using Native Plants in our own Backyard

Using Native Plants in Our Own Backyard Saturday, March 16/19 – 1:30 – 3:30pm Canadian Mennonite University, South Campus 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, MB Hosted by Manitoba Master Gardener Association John P. Morgan – President, Prairie Habitats Inc., …