Indoor Plants

Orchid Care For Beginners

If you have always wanted to try keeping orchids, now is the perfect time of year for a beginner to do so.  The easiest-to-care for orchids can always be found in the stores just prior to Christmas and through the … Continue reading

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It is Time To Turn Our Attention to House Plants

As cold weather approaches and our gardens have been put to bed, our attention and efforts shift to our indoor plants. Northumberland Master Gardeners would like to share with you a couple of their favourite house plants and some tips … Continue reading

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Amaryllis as Cut Flowers

  Recently I was asked if an amaryllis can be cut and used as a cut flower. Not only is the answer yes, it is good idea for several reasons. Cut stems can last up to 3 weeks. Amaryllis plants … Continue reading

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Caring for Amaryllis After They Bloom

Don’t throw away your amaryllis bulb after it finishes blooming.  You can get it to re-bloom!  With good care most amaryllis bulbs will bloom each winter for years. Here is how: When bloom are finished,  snip off flower stalk about … Continue reading

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Sprouts and Microgreens

On November 12 , our monthly speaker was Dana Smith who gave  a talk on growing salad greens in  the form of sprouts and microgreens. Sprouts and microgreens can be grown year round as a fresh and nutrition packed addition … Continue reading

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Bonsai

On June 11, 2014 the Northumberland Master Gardeners welcomed Joan Greenaway to their  meeting. Joan Greenaway is a founding member of the Matsuyama Society of Durham Region. Joan gave an interesting and informative power point presentation on Japanese Bonsai, a … Continue reading

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