Growing Young Gardeners

By Charlotte Vorstermans, Master Gardener, SCMG How do you get children to enjoy working in the garden? Whether it is your own backyard veggie plot, a community garden or even…

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Garden Pests: WEEDS

By Joan Neiman-Agapas, Master Gardener, SCMG. One wise garden pundit described a weed ‘as a plant whose merits have yet to be discovered’. The Canadian Oxford Dictionary defines a weed…

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Tomato Talk

By Pat Duncan, Master Gardener, SCMG. Tomatoes are one of my favourite things to grow in my vegetable garden.  Maybe it’s because they grow taller than any other plants that I…

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Attracting Pollinators

by Linda Peacock, Master Gardener, SCMG. Ninety percent of plants depend on cross-pollination and it is essential in keeping the botanical gene pool healthy and varied. In Canada, $1.2 billion worth…

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Creative Staring

By Charlotte Vorstermans, Master Gardener, SCMG. I am often asked how I decide to place plants and how do I chose these plants in the first place?  I do what I…

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