A Gardener’s Tour of the Royal Ontario Museum

It might surprise you to know that in the same place we go to visit dusty mummies and dinosaur bones, a world of plants is awaiting your visit.  The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto has a strong theme of botanical … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lichens (By R. Troy McMullin)

You will never again overlook the intricate structures of lichens on your garden’s rocks and trees once you have delved into Lichens: The Macrolichens of Ontario and the Great Lakes Region of the United States.  Published by Firefly Books in … Continue reading

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2024 Master Gardeners of Ontario Conference – Deadline Approaching!

The registration deadline for the MGOI conference is fast approaching – register by March 4, 2024 for the two-day conference to be held on April 26-27, 2024 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Guelph Conference Centre.  This year’s conference has … Continue reading

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Seedy Saturday 2024

The Northumberland Master Gardeners were delighted to host the return of Seedy Saturday on February 17, 2024 at the Masonic Lodge in Port Hope, which saw people lining up before the doors even opened.  The well-attended event attracted a crowd … Continue reading

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Mid-Winter Inspiration: Get to Know the Work of Botanical Artists

Missing the colours and textures of your garden in the gray depths of winter?  Without leaving your cozy seat indoors, you can take a trip on your tablet or computer to the website of the Society of Botanical Artists, based … Continue reading

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Outdoor Planting in Winter for Spring Seedlings

Christine Westbrook provides her first try at winter sowing: I am new to the winter planting scene and hope that it works! Any type of container will do. Drill holes in top and bottom and cut the sides to make … Continue reading

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