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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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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September… Fall Is On Its Way!

By Susie Cosack, Master Gardener In-Training, SCMG In September cooler temperatures come into our days and nights.Luckily, a mild frost won’t damage many of our annuals and perennials, and they will keep blooming until the…

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SHEroes of Horticulture: Episode 1

By Christine March, Master Gardener, SCMG A semi-regular series celebrating women who made significant contributions to horticulture but whose stories have been lost in the dustbin of history.  Lorrie Dunington-Grubb If you garden in southern…

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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 of produce a year depends…

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Dividing Perennials

By Pat Cook, Master Gardener, SCMG Perennial Division In order to maintain vigor and health and ensure good performance year after year, it is important to divide perennials regularly (every two to three years). There…

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Daylilies

By Christine March, Master Gardener, SCMG     My Mother once got me a plaque that stated “Everyone is entitled to my opinion.”   In that vein, it is my opinion that dayliies belong in…

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Clematis

By Cathy Krar, Master Gardener In-Training, SCMG The ultimate goal of gardening is NOT the growing of plants … but the cultivation and perfection of human beings. I adapted this phrase from The One-Straw Revolution…

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What is All the Fuss About Cover Crops?

By Gail Cocker, Master Gardener, SCMG   If you love growing vegetables and you want to protect and improve your soil, then incorporating cover crops into your garden growing plan is a great idea. Trifolium…

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May Garden Chores

by Gail Cocker, Master Gardener, SCMG For Canadian Hardiness Zones 4 and 5 There is no denying that spring is here.  Even in my 4B garden I’ve got snowdrops blooming, iris up and the hellebores…

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