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Stratification of Butterfly Milkweed Seeds

Butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) seeds are easy to germinate, but do need to be subjected to a period of cold temperatures to wake them from their natural cycle of dormancy.  The correct time to harvest the mature seed is typically … Continue reading

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Winter is a Great Time to Indoor Garden

Winter is a great time to work on your indoor garden.  I am taking cuttings to share with friends, repotting plants and enjoying all the foliage and blooms that can brighten a gloomy day. My lovely fiddle leaf fig is … Continue reading

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Northumberland Master Gardeners Learn About Landscape Lighting

Our Guest Speaker for November was Paul Proulx, the owner of a local landscape irrigation and lighting business. He spoke to us about creating a beautiful landscape at night. His company uses FX Luminaire products, recommended by Paul for easy … Continue reading

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Two Children’s Books For The Children on Your List.

With the Holiday Season approaching, Northumberland Master Gardeners would  like to tell you about two great new books that introduce children to nature and gardens. The  first book is Do You Know Where The Animals Live? written by  Peter Wohlleben. … Continue reading

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Ways to Make Trees Part of a Child’s Life

As Canadians we often overlook or take for granted our beautiful forests of trees. In Autumn when the leaves of the native trees take on their spectacular reds, yellows, and oranges we  pay a little more attention. I live on … Continue reading

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Northumberland Master Gardeners Meet Again

  It is exciting to report that Northumberland Master Gardeners are once again meeting face to face. For our September meeting we met at the home of Joy Cullen. Joy lives on a beautiful country property surrounded by mature trees.  … Continue reading

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