How to Dry Hydrangea Blooms

By Linda Peacock, Master Gardener, SCMG It is so sad to see our gardens lose their blooms for the season.  Hydrangeas are one of the last blooms to hang on in the garden, and we…

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Gypsy Moths

By Linda Peacock, Master Gardener, SCMG We’ve all heard about Gypsy Moths lately – what are they?  Why are they a problem?  What can we do? Gypsy Moths (Lymantria dispar dispar) are Eurasian in origin. …

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Growing Garlic

By Christine March, Master Gardener, SCMG Most of us associate the fall gardening season with planting the bulbs that will provide beautiful and much-needed colour in the spring, but there’s another bulb you might consider…

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Fine Tuning Your Tulips!

By Susie Cosack, Master Gardener In-Training, SCMG If you are lucky and have bought good tulip varieties, they can bloom wonderfully for up to 20 years. If your bulbs have ‘shown’ well for a couple…

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An Introduction to Seed Saving

By Marianne Lepa, Master Gardener In Training, SCMG Seed saving is a fun and easy way to increase your garden plants for free. Buying plants from a nursery can be expensive and, even though seeds…

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Extending Your Vegetable Gardening Season

By Linda Peacock, Master Gardener, SCMG Now is the time of year that your vegetable garden is showing a bit of space.  You have run out of peas, green onions, radishes, spinach, and lettuce and you…

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Keys to Successful Transplanting

By Anja Lowrence, Master Gardener, SCMG Have you ever gone to the garden center & purchased a boat load of plants for your home, only to lose a few after transplanting? Would you like to…

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How Do You Like Those Raspberries?

  by Cathy Krar, Master Gardener In Training, SCMG The key to sweeter, bigger and juicier raspberries is PRUNING. Raspberries left to their own devices are their own worst enemy.  It becomes a matter of…

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Spring Tips for Roses

By Linda Peacock, Master Gardener, SCMG Spring is here! Once the Forsythia blooms it is safe to uncover and prune your roses.  It may still be a little chilly, but they are ready to start…

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How Do We Keep Those Orchids Blooming?

By Linda Peacock, Master Gardener, SCMG Ah those lovely orchids, the strappy or grassy foliage is tropical and different compared to many houseplants but what we really want to see are those exotic blooms!  How…

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