Showing posts with label June. Show all posts
Showing posts with label June. Show all posts

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Edible Garden Newsletter June 2019

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter June 2019 is now available.  In this issue, we describe how and when to harvest, enjoy and store potatoes, including something we all look forward too, New Potatoes.  Do Potato Towers work? Check it out.  Our Bee Line series continues with information about Honeybees, Native Bees and Butterflies.  Part 2 in the series Introducing Soil describes what components make up soil.  The Herb of the Year for 2019 is Anise Hyssop.  We feature one gardeners experience of growing, and loving this plant.  Finally a recipe for Chive Vinegar.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Fletcher Wildlife Garden Native Plant Sale

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Fletcher Wildlife Garden attracts naturalists, gardeners, school children and birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife.  It demonstrates how to create and restore wildlife-friendly habitats and garden with an emphasis on using plants native to our region.
Once a year, the Fletcher Wildlife Garden hosts a plant sale that offers hundreds of beautiful wildflowers native to the Ottawa region.  They will help you find the right plant for your yard and encourage you to plant a wide variety of native plants that change from month to month and attracts birds, butterflies, bees and other wildlife.  The Plant Sale and Garden are located on Prince of Wales Drive, south of the Arboretum.
To learn more about the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, visit the Slide Show to the right of this screen.
For more information, or if you have questions, contact Sandy at 613-730-0714 or

Friday, June 1, 2018

Edible Garden Newsletter June 2018

Lanark County  Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter for June 2018 is now available.  This month our focus is on the nutritional powerhouse, Haskaps, also known as Honey berries.  This plant is well behaved and is hardy to Zone 2.  The main requirement to get a crop is that it has to have a partner and like many of us is picky on which partner it works with.  A favourite vegetable, and no nutritional slouch itself, is the common carrot.  We feature a carrot myth, a childhood favourite and a recipe.  We also have suggestions for some interesting Edible Planters.  Finally our Bee Line series continues with a tribute to a ghost in the making, the Rusty Patch Bumble Bee.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Edible Garden Newsletter June 2017

Lanark County Master Gardeners
The Edible Garden Newsletter for June 2017 A resilient gardener must prepare in advance for hot dry summers.  Over the next three issues, we focus on drought busting solutions.  This issue concentrates on your garden topography.  We also explore the history and usage for four perennial herbs.  Finally, our pollinator series continues with a not very popular pollinator and introduce a way you can become a backyard scientist.

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 for a list of species for sale later this spring. Annual Native Plant Sale

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Edible Garden Newsletter June 2016

Lanark Master Gardeners June 2016
This month, we visit the members of the Allium family--onions, garlic and more. Learn all about another Edible beauty, Nasturtiums, and read a review of the movie Symphony of the Soil.  Finally a reminder of some excellent water sharing techniques.  Read more.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Perth Museum Bird Watching Tour

Lanark Master Gardeners Birdwalking Tour
Join experienced birder, Cliff Bennett, as our guide to a Bird Walking Tour on June 4th OR June 11th at the Perth Wildlife Reserve. Lanark County Master Gardeners will talk about local plants that attract birds.  Each tour is limited to a maximum of 25 adults. Tickets are $20 per person and are available in advance at Perth Museum Visitor Info Centre 613 267-1947. For more information see flyer.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Broccoli for Thanksgiving--Start Seeds NOW!

If you wish to have broccoli for Thanksgiving dinner [Canadian] plant seeds last week of June, transplant August long weekend and harvest in October. If buying brassica seedlings at a nursery in July or  August be sure to check that they are young vigorous growing plants. Do not purchase if they look stunted as they will not produce.
Kale: harvest bottom leaves, leaving the crown. You will be able to harvest till mid October or longer.  Cool [frost] weather enhances the taste.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Cut Flowers--Keep them Blooming

Cut flower arrangements bring summer indoors.  How can you keep them looking good longer?  Read more

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Edible Garden Newsletter June 2015

Beneficial Insects and Pollinators are essential to Vegetable Gardeners.  They help keep the bad bugs away and do all the hard work in turning a vegetable seed into a delicious fruit or vegetable.  To learn more about attracting these hard workers to your garden Read More.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Edible Garden Newsletter June 2014

June 2014 issue of the Edible Garden has a helpful article on Controlling Pests.  It also details Flowers you can add to your dinner plate.

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