Saturday, April 1, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter April 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The 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

Carleton Place Community Garden

Gardening Calendar Workshop--April 8th 10-noon.  Join Lanark County Master Gardener, David Hinks and CBC Gardening expert Ed Lawrence for a discussion on what plants to plant and when to plant them.  Also learn about plans to revitalize the Carleton Place Community Garden.  Want to help?  We need volunteer builders and dirt moves to get this project going.For more info email carletonplacecommunitygarden@gmail.com.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Fletcher Wildlife Garden Native Plant Sale

Lanark County Master Gardeners
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

Edible Garden Newsletter March 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
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

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.

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