Power of Pollinators, by Dr. James Coupland--a presentation sponsored by
the Almonte and District Horticultural Society and the Mississippi Mills Beautification Committee on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 pm upstairs at the Almonte Old Town Hall. This event is open to the general public and is free of charge. We encourage residents of Mississippi Mills, Carleton Place and surrounding areas to participate in this educational opportunity. A strong advocate of pollination, conservation and the value of ecosystems, he’ll talk about the importance of pollinators and their decline. Pollinators, which are critical to plant reproduction, are “a huge part” of the value of nature, he says. And even individual gardeners can have a big impact in solving the problem of habitat loss and the effect of insecticides.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
This Sidebar Feature (on your right) is a tribute to Canada's 150th birthday celebration and a promotion of Canada's Garden Route, drawing extensively from the material on the Canada's Garden Route website. The goal is to present the material as a cross country tour, and supplements "Featured Garden" destinations on Canada's Garden Route with additional images and videos for individual destinations. This feature attempts to be impartial, in every way, limited only by the available material.
Sidebar Features are specifically designed for viewing in the popup window opened when clicking the Sidebar Feature label or image on the Lanark County Master Gardeners blog. Other viewing options will result in distorted or fuzzy results.
Please note that there is a built-in navigation capability. It is triggered using the leftmost button (just before the backward/forward buttons). After clicking the appropriate button you can navigate to a specific province and to a specific Featured Garden within a given province. This is particularly useful if you get interrupted while viewing the entire Sidebar Feature or have a vacation planned in a specific province.
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Edible Garden Newsletter April 2017 focuses on starting seeds and growing vegetables that are adapted to cool starts. We take you from starting a few seeds through to Vegetable gardens that have the real "Wow" factor. We show you how you can avoid laying out big bucks for plant starting equipment by using items from your recycle bin and even how to make soil blocks so you can avoid pots completely. Finally, we continue our Pollinator Series with an article about Spring Plants for Bees.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Fletcher Wildlife Garden Native Plant Sale June 3, 2017 9:30-12:30. Help pollinators and butterflies, attract birds to your backyard. We’ll show you which native plant species are favourites with wildlife at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden and which species will do well in your growing conditions. We have milkweeds for monarchs, asters to suit any garden location, goldenrods, blue-eyed grass, bergamot, beardtongue, a few native grass species, and hundreds of other species from our own garden. Watch our website www.ofnc.ca/fletcher for a list of species for sale later this spring. Annual Native Plant Sale
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The Edible Garden Newsletter for March 2017 is full of information. In this issue, we talk about where Carrot seeds come from and how you can grow and collect your own carrot seeds. Our summers are either rain every day or long periods of drought. Learn how to create a water efficient garden. You too can grow cherries in Eastern Ontario. We also continue our Pollinator series with a brief article on Hummingbirds as pollinators.
Friday, February 17, 2017
- The Mississippi Mills Urban Orchard
- Fruit tree care--pruning, pests and diseases
- Question and Answer
- Ed Lawrence--CBC Gardening expert, Former head of Rideau Hall gardens and Mississippi Mills Gardening guru
- David Hinks--Millstone gardening columnist, member Lanark County Master Gardeners, Board member "The Hunger Stop".
- Mississippi Mills Youth Centre 134 Main Street, Almonte (beside Milano's Pizza)
- Donation to the Mississippi Mills Youth Centre
This is a joint project of the Mississippi Mills Youth Centre, Lanark County Master Gardeners and the Neighbourhood Tomato.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Edible Garden Newsletter February 2017 As any gardener dealing with the vagaries of weather and pest infestations can tell you, our natural world is a complex system! Repeating or cyclical patterns make it a little easier to understand. Cyclical events in nature range from daily cycles of light and dark to millennia-long cycles in the tilt and wobble of the earth, which affect how much sunlight and heat reaches our planet. The study of these cyclical events in nature, their causes and relation-ship to other natural phenomena, particularly weather and climate, is called phenology. We also introduce a new, ongoing feature on pollinators.