Newsletters

This page includes links to newsletters published by Halton Master Gardeners (current date first) followed by a list of contents to allow search capability.

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2018   Newsletter – September 2018 Edition 

  • September Garden ‘To Do’ List
  • Canna Lillies
  • Getting Burned in the Garden
  • Question of the Month – Powdery Mildew
  • What’s Growing On – Master Gardener & Community Gardening Events

2018     Newsletter – August 2018 Edition

  •           August Garden To Do List
  •           Is your tree thirsty?
  •           Getting to Know Ferns
  •           What’s Growing on?
  •           Feature email question –“Why are my zucchini squash only producing male flowers?”

2018       Newsletter – July 2018 Edition

  •           Your July garden “to do list”
  •           Goldenrod- Prized or Despised?
  •           Dog-Scaping
  •           What’s Growing on?
  •           Feature email question – What’s BUGGING you in the garden?

2018    Newsletter – June 2018 Edition

  • Your July garden “to do” list 
  • Fireflies
  • Creeping Charlie                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Mason Bees                                                                                                                        
  • How to plant a tree                                                                                                          
  • Halton MG events Garden Events in the Halton area

2018   Newsletter – April 2018 Edition

  • April / May Garden To Do List
  • Hummingbirds are on their way!
  • Pest of the Month
  • Squash Bugs
  • Warm & Welcoming: ‘Halton Master Gardeners’ is a rare find!’
  • What’s Growing On?
  • Royal Botanical Gardens Speaker Series

2018   Newsletter March 2018 Edition

  • 2018 Perennial Plant of the Year
  • March / April Garden To Do List
  • Soil Basics  from Reference Manual for Ontario Master Gardeners
  • What’s Growing on?
  • Royal Botanical Gardens Speaker Series   Friday, May 4th at RBG
  • Variety Flavour and Fun with Niki Jabbour

2017   Newsletter November 2017 Edition

  • How to Honour Our War Dead – As Fertilizer?
  • Tears for the departed, but no sentiment for the dead.
  • The Poinsettia: From Scrubby Shrub to Designer Darling
  • Winterizing Evergreens
  • Winter Entertainment in Your Own Back Yard
  • Environment Hamilton’s Climate Change Survey

  2017   Newsletter October 2017 Edition

  • Monarch Awards 2017 Winner: Amy Taylor’s Garden of Delights
  • Are You an Excessive Gardener or a Laid back One?
  • Monarch or Viceroy?
  • Home-grown Lies at the Farmers’ Market
  • Halton Forest Festival
  • Hamilton’s 97th Annual Fall Garden & Mum Show
  • Halton Environment Network Invasive Species Removal Project
  • Urquhart Butterfly Garden 2017 Photography Competition
  • Hummingbirds!

2017   Newsletter September 2017 Edition

  • The Great Canada 150 Tulip Mystery Solved
  • More on tomatoes
  • Can  you name this insect
  • Dealing with the Japanese beetle
  • Ontario Greenway Program needs our help
  • September Calendar
  • The Wisdom of trees

2017   Newsletter May 2017 Edition

  • Canada 150   A celebration of red & white …  and orange?
  • Original trees of the Hammer
  • French Tarragon and the Russian  Imposter
  • Garden Sharing – New Seed and Plant exchange launched
  • An Invasive reminder (Garlic Mustard)
  • Queen Rhubarb
  • Plants Near Water
  • A Day on the Bridge    June 11th 2017

2017   Newsletter April 2017 Edition

  • Georgia O’Keeffe at AGO – 22 April to 30 July
  • April to-do list
  • Monarch butterfly has been moved to “Endangered” status
  • More butterfly & pollinator resources –  searchable database,
  • Book Release: The Greenbelt – Protecting and Cultivating a Great Ontario Treasure

2017  Newsletter February Edition 2017

  • 2017 Perennial Plant of the Year
  • Seedy Saturday reminder
  • Awesome Herbs for Bees, Benevolence, and Beauty
  • February’s TO DO List

2016   Newsletter February Edition 2016

  • How to Keep your Herbs Green and Healthy
  • Sweet Cicely – Myrrhis Odorata. Culinary and Ornamental
  • February  TO DO List

2016  Newsletter – January Edition 2016

  • Designing gardens with Native Plants
  • January  TO DO List

2015  Newsletter – September Edition 2015

  • Road Signs in the Forest: Ancient GPS !
  • September TO DO List

2015  Newsletter – June Edition 2015

  • Wile E. Coyote (me) Versus the Deer
  • June TO DO List
  • What’s in a name?

2015  Newsletter – May Edition 2015

  • Spring Garden Tips
  • May TO DO List
  • The Herb Garden – Thyme

2015   Newsletter – April Edition 2015

  • Time and Tolerance in the Garden
  • April TO DO List
  • Dew of Sea or Rosemary

2015   Newsletter – March Edition 2015

  • Starting Seeds Indoors
  • March TO DO List
  • The Wonderful Herb Parsley

2015   Newsletter – February Edition 2015

  • Taking Care of your “Hippy” (Amaryllis)
  • February TO DO List
  • Common Problems with indoor house plants in winter

2014  Newsletter – Winter Edition 2014

  • Tip of the Month – How to keep your gifts green
  • January TO DO List
  • Japanese Geisha Gardens

2014  Newsletter – May Edition 2014

  • Replacing Damaged Trees
  • May TO DO List
  • Tip of the Month – Ten Tips to Successful Planting

2014   Newsletter – April Edition 2014

  • Can You Guess our Mystery Spring Plants ?
  • April TO DO List
  • Tip of the Month – When and how to use Dormant Oil
  • Halton Master Gardeners Speakers List

2014    Newsletter – March Edition 2014

  • Treating Winter Damaged Trees
  • March TO DO List
  • Tip of the Month – How to start your seeds indoors.
  • Halton Master Gardeners Speakers List

2013      Newsletter – November Edition 2013

  • Winter Care for your plants
  • Heavenly Herbs
  • Spring Bulbs
  • Our Halton Master Gardeners Website

 Newsletter – May 2013 Edition      

  • Eastern White Pine : Pinus strobus L.
  • Come Grow with Us
  • Flowering Rosemary Any-one?
  • The Opportunist
  • Gardening with David
  • Pruning Chart

Newsletter – March 2013 Edition

  • Meet Kudzu
  • Where Lilacs Still Bloom Book Review

Newsletter – February 2013 Edition

  • Debate over maple leaf on new $20
  • If you go into the woods. today..
  • Shelf the salt and shake on the spices

 2012    Newsletter – November 2012 Edition

  • Climate Change & Assisted Migration
  • A Jewel in the Crown?
  • Hydrangea Fact Sheet

Newsletter – September 2012 Edition

  • Touring Dundurn Castle Grounds
  • Portulacaceae oderacea or in other words Purslane
  • Whistling Gardens
  • Plants for the Dry Shade Garden

Newsletter – June 2012 Edition

  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

Newsletter – May 2012 Edition

  • Field and Stream Rescue
  • About Hostas! – Hosta Forum at the RBG
  • The Hapless Gardener’s Glossary of Terms

Newsletter – April 2012 Edition

  • A Word about Peonies
  • Philadelphia International Flower Show

Newsletter – March 2012 Edition    ** This issue has the wrong date!

  • BOOK REVIEW:  Fifty Plants that Changed the Course of History
  • A Bed-time Story – Accountants and their appraisal of beauty

Newsletter – January 2012 Edition

  • Weather
  • Emerald Ash Borer Update
  • Toronto Tech Update, a commentary

 2011    Newsletter – November 2011 Edition

  • Book Review  – How To Make A Garden
  • Gardens of Quebec and the Maritimes

September 2011    

  • Has gone missing  – if some one has a copy please forward it haltonmastergardeners@gmail.com

Newsletter – June 2011 Edition

  • Persicaria japonica (Japanese knotweed)
  • Nursery creates an innovative water recapture system
  • Arisaema triphyllum   Jack-In the –Pulpit

Newsletter – May 2011 Edition

  • Canada Blooms – and a little spark of Hope
  • Lettuce Rejoice!

Newsletter – March 2011 Edition

2010     Newsletter – December 2010 Edition

  • Book Review – Neotropica : Hawaii Tropical Flower + Plant Guide
  • Book Review – Plants for All Seasons
  • Christmas Then and Now

Newsletter – November 2010 Edition

  • The MGOI website
  • Fruiting bodies of three really interesting plants 

Newsletter – October 2010 Edition

  • Arkansas Blue Star (Amsonia hubrichtii)
  • Garden Quilts of Pennsylvania

Newsletter – September 2010 Edition

  • Summer workshop –  Niagara Parks School of Horticulture
  • A Garden tour to Ottawa

Newsletter – May 2010 Edition

  • Royal Botanical Gardens’ Garden Show
  • Stop and Smell the Roses

Newsletter – April 2010 Edition

  • Monastic Gardens: a very short history
  • An Incrediball Bloomerang of New Plants!
  • Book Review – The Passionate Gardener

Newsletter – March 2010 Edition

Newsletter – February 2010 Edition

  • Book Review – The Pruning Book
  • Book Review – Shelmerdine Plant & Garden Guide
  • Book Review – Flower Arranging – The American Way

 2009     Newsletter – November 2009 Edition

  • The Real Reason that Leaves Change Colour in Autumn
  • Community Supported Agriculture
  • Guelph Technical Update – organic (sustainable) agriculture
  • 2009 MGOI Co-Ordinators Conference

Newsletter – October 2009 Edition

  • The Stinking Rose aka Garlic
  • Karen’s blog on her Butterfly Garden
  • Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruiting trees

Newsletter – September 2009 Edition

  • What should we know about late blight?

Newsletter – May 2009 Edition

  • Please do walk on the Grass!
  • Book Review – The Sustainable Vegetable Garden
  • How to build a Hens ‘n Chicks Shadow Box

Newsletter – April 2009 Edition

  • Pollinators
  • Book review – Growing Trees from Seed
  • Biological control in your garden using native plants

Newsletter – February 2009 Edition

  • Gardens in Northamptonshire and Yorkshire
  • The Portable Greenhouse
  • Winter Sowing, Outdoors? In Canada

Newsletter – January 2009 Edition

  • The Joys of January Gardening
  • Historical Garden Literature
  • Grow Biointensively

2008      Newsletter – December 2008 Edition

  • Winterizing tips
  • Fertilizer Fundamentals 101

Newsletter – November 2008 Edition

  • The 3 R’s for Master Gardener Groups: Recruitment, Retention and Recognition
  • Kippax Gardens – Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Brussels in bloom
  • Giant Hogweed Alert
  • A Rainforest Garden Adventure

Newsletter – October 2008 Edition

  • Solutions to padding a gardener’s knees

Newsletter – September 2008 Edition

  • Chicago, Gardens and Much Much More
  • Dispelling the Myth – Books on Organic Gardening and Garden Remedies

Newsletter – May 2008 Edition

  • Dilemmas in Spring
  • Labrador Tea   (Rhododendron groenlandicum Oeder)
  • 43rd IPM symposium at Landscape Ontario Congress
  • Saskatoon Berry Jam and Saskatoon Berry Pie
  • The Dominion Seed House
  • Air Pollution Injures Trees
  • Alliaria petiolata – garlic mustard

Newsletter – March 2008 Edition

  • Photographs from Donna Parker’s trip to China
  • Saskatoon Berry (Amelanchier alnifolia)

Newsletter – February 2008 Edition

    • Gypsy Moths
    • Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
    • 43rd IPM symposium at Landscape Ontario Congress
    • Oakville’s New Pesticide By-Law
    • A Gardener’s Journey through China