Master Gardener Advice Clinic at “The Ex”

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Got a gardening question?  Going to the Ex?

We will be hosting an Advice Clinic at the CNE, daily from opening day Friday August 19th to close of the CNE on Monday September 5th. 

The Advice Clinic is staffed with trained Master Gardeners to answer all your gardening questions. 

Be sure to look for us in the Enercare Centre, Heritage Court area near the Garden Show and the Topiary Garden.

Not going to the Ex?  Ask your gardening questions here. Just  ‘Contact Us’  and send us your gardening question.

Master Gardener Niagara Summer Workshop 2016 was fantastic!

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MMGs, left to right: Diane Rogers, Martha Kantorczyk, Norma Switzer & Susan Quirk
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The July workshop held at the Niagara School of Horticulture was attended by 4 members of Mississauga Master Gardeners.

The courses were excellent.  In “Tree Assessment” we learned how to tell the difference between tree specimens that are structurally sound and those that are not.  “Integrated Pest Management” showed us how to recognize and control pests and diseases through phenology and organic methods. The third available course, “The Tiny Garden” focused on getting the most of small garden spaces through concentrating on plant selection and garden design, container gardens and vertical gardening.

We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the workshop in 2017!

“All About Hydrangeas” April 28th

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Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Free seminar. Please register: Port Credit Library (905) 615-4835

One of the most popular, versatile and attractive garden shrubs is the Hydrangea.  Join speaker Edel Schmidt as she explains the different varieties  and how to prune and care for your Hydrangea to promote lots of gorgeous blooms every year.

Campaign to bring back the bees/ Wildflower seed giveaway

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P.E.I. company Veseys Seeds has partnered with General Mills Canada for a national campaign to plant wildflowers, and bring awareness to the importance of bees as pollinators for crops and home gardens.

Full article : Honey Nut Cheerios teams with P.E.I company to bring back Buzz – Prince Edward Island – CBC News

Get your free wildflower seed packs herehttps://bringbackthebees.ca/

GARDEN ADVICE CLINIC March 12/2016 @ Port Credit Library

Join the Mississauga Master Gardeners at the Port Credit Library for a garden  advice clinic at the grand re-opening of the Mississauga Seed Library.

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The Port Credit Seed Lending Library

Grand Re-Opening! Saturday, March 12, 2-4pm

Come and help us to celebrate Mississauga’s first seed library.
Meet local gardeners, enjoy workshops and seminars.
For details contact 905 615-4835

Borrow. Grow. Return.
The Port Credit Seed Lending Library is:

  • A collection of edible, decorative and herb seed varieties that are both organic and non-GMO.
  • You may borrow these seeds to grow plants at home.
  • When the growing season is over, harvest your seeds and return a portion of them back to the Seed Library.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

  1. Choose your seeds.
  2. Fill out the provided checkout form and give it to staff (this helps us keep track of the seeds and see what needs to be replenished.)
  3. Enjoy! It’s that easy. Now you just take them home to plant in your yard or container garden.

In Memoriam: Philip Stuart 1917-2016

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January 3rd, 2016 marked the passing of Philip Stuart, one of the founding members of Mississauga Master Gardeners, a past president of the Cloverleaf Garden Club, a long time friend of The Riverwood Conservancy and a life-long gardener.  Philip was a fountain of gardening knowledge and a source of inspiration for all of us who knew him.  He will be sorely missed.

Gardening Divas January 28th, 2016, Applewood Gdn Club Event

Don’t miss the Three Gardening Divas

                                                                                           January 28th 7 – 9 pm 

Join the Applewood Garden Gardening Club for a special evening that promises to be both educational & fun.

 

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Becky Fox will provide 15 design tips to take your garden from good to GREAT!

SonSonia Day DaMG_5920 (1)ia Day  shares her escapades in her country garden in her talk: Mad Gardeners & Others.

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Unitarian Church, 84 South Service Road, Mississauga.  Tickets $15.

To reserve your ticket contact Wendy Bell at 905 891-7884 or email wbell.kaleidoscope@rogers.com

Proceeds will be going to a local charity to be named.