Friday, February 17, 2017

Fruit Trees 101: Workshop

Lanark County Master Gardeners
Fruit Trees 101: Workshop Saturday Feb 25 9-noon.

What?

  • The Mississippi Mills Urban Orchard
  • Fruit tree care--pruning, pests and diseases
  • Question and Answer

Who?

  • 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".
Where?
  • Mississippi Mills Youth Centre 134 Main Street, Almonte (beside Milano's Pizza)
Cost?
  • 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

Lanark County Master Gardeners
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.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Seedy Saturday and Seedy Sunday

Lanark County Master Gardeners Seedy
Seedy Saturdays and Sundays take place across Canada in January February and March.  Many are free admittance and all are fun. You can swap and exchange seeds and buy seeds from suppliers.  Meet with fellow gardeners.  Many Seedy days have free gardening seminars.  In Lanark County, your local Master Gardener group is on hand to answer your gardening questions. In Almonte, join us on Saturday February 11 at the Almonte Civitan Club and in Perth on Sunday March 5 at the Perth Legion.  Read more.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter January 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
Edible Garden Newsletter January 2017. The New Year is a time to make resolutions about improving our lives. Gardeners, too, want to improve our gardens. In this newsletter, the Master Gardeners from Ottawa Carleton and Lanark County share their New Years Resolutions. Maybe some of those resolutions will apply to your garden. We complete our series on herbs by demonstrating various methods for drying and storing herbs. Happy New Year to you.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter December 2016

Lanark County Master Gardeners Edible Garden Newsletter
The Edible Garden Newsletter December 2016 continues with our feature on How to Garden All Year Round.  We also help bring the taste of the garden with an article on Fresh Herbs that includes information on growing and using herbs.  Finally, as Christmas is approaching, we have included recipes from the cookbooks of our own Master Gardeners.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

What do you know about Ontario's Pollinators?

What do you know about Ontario's Pollinators? Be Wild! Take the Ontario Natures Pollinator Quiz to test your knowledge.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter November 2016

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter 2016 demonstrates ways gardeners can do what they love all year round.  We also start a new series demonstrating different methods of preserving herbs, this month focusing on freezing them.  Finally, for the frugal gardener, how long will your surplus seeds last and how to test if they are still viable.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Featured Events

Local Gardening Events have slowed down for the season in Lanark County.  Now it is time to attend your local Horticultural Society, study your seed catalogues and plan your garden for next year.  Gardening picks up in February and March with local Seedy Saturdays and Sundays, attend by Lanark County Master Gardeners.  Follow our blog and visit our website to keep posted of upcoming events and send in any gardening questions.  Hope you had a wonderful gardening year.

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