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 …

Building a Pond Garden

By: Jane Zoutman, Master Gardener Ponds are work to build, need to be maintained and cost money, so why would you want to build one? A pond attracts wildlife. Depending upon where you live this can be insects …

Fundraising for a Community Garden Project

Interview with Susan Brown, Saint Mary Anglican Church By Janet Epp Master Gardener Having responded last year to a request to the MMGA for Master Gardener help with a community gardening project at Saint Mary Anglican Church in …

A Shortlist of Invasive Ornamental Plants of Concern

By:  Linda Dietrick, Master Gardener You have probably heard of kudzu and purple loosestrife, two invasive plants that were originally introduced to North America with the best of intentions. Brought into new environments where there were no natural …

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, …

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 …

Reducing my Lawn – One gardener’s perspective two years in

By Derek Yarnell, Master Gardener Two full growing seasons after having reduced the least ecologically productive part of my gardens – my front lawn – by about 50% or roughly 800 square feet, this is some of what …

Cash in the Ash

Cash in the Ash: Using waste-stream products as sustainable growing media for horticultural crops By: Poonam Singh. Professor, Horticulture Science School of Agriculture and Environment Assiniboine Community College, Brandon, Manitoba Email: singhp@assiniboine.net The interest in biomass use as …

Sturgeon Creek Greenway Trail – A Volunteer Project

Sturgeon Creek Greenway Trail – A Volunteer Project Progress report since November 2021 By Diane Daignault, Master Gardner Since spring 2022, our project members, Nancy Edwards, Janet Epp, Brenda Evans, Sharon Moffat, Joelle Potrebka, Virginia Stephenson, Diane Wall, …