Master Gardeners Partnering with the St. Vital Agricultural Society

Master Gardeners Partnering with the St Vital Agricultural Society Year 2020 – Manitoba’s 150th Anniversary By Karen Fontaine, Master Gardener What was to be a year of celebrations turned out to be one of postponements and cancellations due …

Herbal Tea Gardens

By Doris Mae Oulton, Master Gardener in Training Inspired by the presentation that Getty Stewart made at the Herb Society of Manitoba on herbal teas, I decided to turn part of my garden into an herbal tea garden. …

Book review – The Living Landscape

The Living Landscape Designing for beauty & biodiversity in the home garden. Authors: Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy Publisher: Timber Press, 2014 Book review by Derek Yarnell, Master Gardener In my humble opinion Douglas Tallamy is a bona-fide …

Growing Plants from Seeds – It’s Easy, Fun and Economical

By Darlene Belton, Master Gardener You’ve ordered your seeds. With luck, you’ve actually received your order. The seed shortage forecast by the Manitoba seed companies I interviewed for the January Grow Column proved right – shortages are underway. …

Choreography in the Garden

Parc de Gerland. Lyon, France. Photo by John Harper, 2005. By John L. Harper, MALA John earned his Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design in 1996. Upon completion of …

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 …

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 …

Garden Tour that did not Happen!

By Shelley Walker, Events and Fundraising Director Every July Master Gardeners and the public alike look forward to the Manitoba Master Gardener Association Tour. This year, due to Covid-19, the tour had to be cancelled. A big thank …

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 …

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 …