Riverwood’s “Ask the Garden Experts” online webinar filled to capacity early on, so if you missed it, as we did, you might have been disappointed.
But, fortunately, Riverwood has posted the entire webinar to YouTube, where you can watch it at your leisure. Here is the link: Ask The Garden Experts Apr 23/2020
In this video, you will visit the spring garden of Douglas Markoff (Executive Director, The Riverwood Conservancy) and his wife Gail, pictured below in their greenhouse.
As well, we learn about soil health, growing vegetables, pruning shrubs, dividing perennials and more.
One particular plant that garnered a lot of interest from the participants is one of Douglas’ favorites:
Mukdenia rossii, a plant with multi-season interest. Learn more about mukdenia here:
Sadly we must cancel our MMG SPRING PLANT SALE, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 23rd at Riverwood.
All May events at Riverwood are now cancelled, as well as some events in early June, due to the current pandemic.
We take some comfort in the fact that gardening is NOT cancelled and neither is Spring, so we’ll be busy in our own gardens in the meantime. But we are always available online for helpful advice.
And any of the Master Gardener groups would be happy to answer your gardening questions, just ask!
We are especially interested in promoting a renewal of the idea of Victory Gardens in 2020, as a way to provide food security, encourage healthy outdoor activity that allows for needed physical distancing, to give your kids a fun, educational project, help the environment, and so much more.
Check out our MMG social media for helpful times on how to #GetGrowing this season.
And we are hopeful that our proposed Fall Plant Sale 2020 might still be possible…check back for updates on our planned October event at the Port Credit Library.
Stay safe and healthy, Happy Gardening!
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New sculpture design unveiled.
“A sparkling new piece of public art will be erected on Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. at the entrance to The Riverwood Conservancy this spring.
Artist Marc Fornes will create an “otherworldly” green, blue and yellow pine tree from aluminum sheets that will appear to shift shapes in varying seasons and weather, depending on your vantage point.
His artist’s statement proclaims that the 25-ft. high work , called Pine Sanctuary, will be “a contemporary update in the natural landscape that forms an iconic and playful signal – creating a unique identity for Riverwood.”… read more from John Steward/Mississauga News