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2022 Cross-Pollination May 2022

  • Liverwort–a Beauty with a Beastly Name
    by Claudette Sims, Halton Master Gardener
  • May Gardening ‘To-Do’ List
    by Claudette Sims, Halton Master Gardener
  • Gardening with Children: From Little Seeds
    by Allyn Walsh, Halton Master Gardener
  • Invasive Jumping Worms: Spread the Word, not the Worm
    by Claudette Sims, Halton Master Gardener
  • Carrie Does Not Love Tom. She Never Did
    by Bev Wagar, Halton Master Gardener
  • Grow these Seven Spectacular Moths in Your Garden
    by Claudette Sims, Halton Master Gardener
  • Question of the Month: Grass Replacement
    by Cathy Kavassalis and Hariette Henry, Halton Master Gardeners
  • What’s Growing On?  News and events

2022 Cross Pollination April 2022

  • Monstera Mystery Revealed
    by Harriet Henry, Halton Master Gardener
  • April Gardening ‘To-Do’ List
    by Claudette Sims, Halton Master Gardener
  • Making More Lilies
    by Liza Drozdov, Halton Master Gardener
  • Garden Activism–Are You at Risk?
    by Bev Wagar, Halton Master Gardener
  • Spring Flowering Native Plants for Your Garden
    by Claudette Sims, Halton Master Gardener
  • Question of the Month: Rosa multiflora
    by Claudette Sims, Halton Master Gardener
  • What’s Growing On?  News and events

2022 Cross Pollination March 2022

  • March GARDENING ‘TO-DO’ LIST
    by Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • SOME LIKE IT HOT–SEED GERMINATION AND SOIL TEMPERATURE
    By Halton MG Cheryl Discenza
  • A PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACH TO CO-EXISTING WITH CRITTERS IN THE GARDEN–EPISODE 1
    by Halton MG Pam MacDonald
  • Question of the Month: Curing Clematis Pruning Anxiety
    by Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • WHAT’S GROWING ON?  News and events

2022 Cross Pollination February 2022

  • February GARDENING ‘TO-DO’ LIST
    by Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • THE HORI HORI KNIFE–A WARRIOR’S TOOL
    by Halton MGiT Sheila Gutierrez
  • FEED ME, SEYMOUR! A NOTE ON NITROGEN FERTILIZERS
    by Halton MG Cathy Kavassalis
  • Question of the Month: When to Plant Seeds
    by Halton MG Cathy Kavassalis
  • HALTON MASTER GARDENERS OUT & ABOUT
    by Halton MG Kirsten McCarthy
  • WHAT’S GROWING ON?  News and events
    by Halton MG Claudette Sims

2021 Cross Pollination December 2021

  • December & January GARDENING ‘TO-DO’ LIST
    by Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • THE WELL TRAVELLED TRUG
    by Halton Master Gardener Pam MacDonald
  • CHRISTMAS FERNS AND FRIENDS
    by Halton MG Allyn Walsh
  • Master Gardener Profile: CLAUDETTE SIMS, CHAMPION OF CHANGE
    By Halton MG Bev Wagar
  • Question of the Month: FUMIGATING WILDFLOWER SEEDS
    by Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • WHAT’S GROWING ON?  News and events
    by Halton MG Claudette Sims

    Happy Holidays! The next issue will be in February 2022.

2021 – Cross Pollination November 2021

  • November GARDENING ‘TO-DO’ LIST
    by Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • COLLECTION, CLEANING, AND STORAGE OF SEEDS (part 2)
    by Brenda Van Ryswyk – Terrestrial Ecologist, Conservation Halton
  • Question of the Month: CLEANING UP THE FALL GARDEN – what to cut (or leave)
    by Halton MGs Claudette Sims
  • WHAT’S GROWING ON?  News and events
    by Halton MG Claudette Sims

2021 – Cross Pollination October 2021

  • October GARDENING ‘TO-DO’ LIST
    by Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • OUR FAVOURITE PLANTS: Camassia scilloides / Wild Hyacinth
    by Halton MG Pam MacDonald
  • SEED COLLECTION OF NATIVE PLANTS
    by Brenda Van Ryswyk – Terrestrial Ecologist, Conservation Halton
  • Question of the Month: HALLOWE’EN AFTERMATH – what to do with the pumpkins
    by Halton MGs Claudette Sims and Kathy Kavassalis
  • WHAT’S GROWING ON?  News and events
  • by Halton MG Claudette Sims

2021 – Cross Pollination September 2021

  • September GARDENING ‘TO-DO’ LIST 
    by Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • A MASTER MASTER GARDENER – profile of Cathy Kavassalis
    by Halton MG Kirsten McCarthy
  • GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND – searching online for horticulture help
    by Halton MG Bev Wagar
  • JUMPING WORMS–THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES – a new invasive species is here
    by Halton MGs Cathy Kavassalis & Claudette Sims
  • Question of the Month: HACKBERRY MYSTERY – galls induced by Pachypsylla
    by Halton MG Cathy Kavassalis
  • WHAT’S GROWING ON?  News and events
    by Halton MG Claudette Sims

2021 – Cross Pollination August 2021

  • August GARDENING ‘TO-DO’ LIST – Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • Our Favourite Plants: Lobelia siphilitica, Great Blue Lobelia- Halton MG Allyn Walsh
  • Diagnosing Lawn Issues: Let’s Start with Insects – Halton MGs Cathy Kavassalis, Claudette Sims
  • Question of the Month: HELP Little Henry, Virginia Sweetspire – Halton MG Hariette Henry
  • WHAT’S GROWING ON?  – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2021 – Cross Pollination July 2021

  • July GARDENING ‘TO-DO’ LIST – Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • Our Favourite Plants: Chelone glabra (White Turtlehead)- Halton MG Pam McDonald
  • The Three Sisters- Halton MG Isabel Belanger
  • WHAT’S GROWING ON?  – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2021 – Cross Pollination June 2021

  • June GARDENING ‘TO-DO’ LIST – Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • My Mysterious Tale of Woe – Black Vine Weevil Halton MG Allyn Walsh
  • Hamilton Library Site Consultation – Halton MG, Claudette Sims, Bev Wagar & Pam MacDonald
  • Native Bees of Ontario Halictid Bees (Sweat Bees)- Halton MG Hariette Henry
  • Meet our Master Gardeners: David Marshall and Master Gardener in Training, Connie Booth
  • WHAT’S GROWING ON?  – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2021 – Cross Pollination May 2021

  • May GARDENING ‘TO-DO’ LIST – Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • Goldenrods: The gold standard for our gardens Halton MG Pam MacDonald
  • Native Bees of Ontario – Halton MG Hariette Henry
  • QUESTION OF THE MONTH ‘What is this flower growing in my lawn?’ – Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • WHAT’S GROWING ON? Shelter in Place Virtual Gardening Events – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2021 – Cross Pollination April 2021

  • APRIL GARDENING ‘TO-DO’ LIST – Halton MG Claudette Sims;
  • NATURE AND HEALTH –Halton MG Patty King
  • NATIVE BEES OF ONTARIO, Mining Bees – Halton MG Hariette Henry;
  • QUESTION OF THE MONTH – What Are Some Bee Friendly Alternatives to Lawns? Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • WHAT’S GROWING ON? Shelter in Place Virtual Gardening Events – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2021 – Cross Pollination March 2021

  • MARCH GARDENING ‘TO-DO’ LIST – Halton MG Claudette Sims;
  • WILDLIFE IN MY GARDEN –Halton MG Liza Drozdov
  • OUR NATIVE CONIFERS PART 2 – Halton MG Allyn Walsh;
  • OFF TO A GOOD START: getting tools ready for the season -Halton MG Allyn Walsh;
  • NATIVE BEES OF ONTARIO, Eastern Carpenter Bee – Halton MG Hariette Henry;
  • WHAT’S GROWING ON? Shelter in Place Virtual Gardening Events – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2021 – Cross-Pollination February 2021

  • February Gardening To-Do List – Halton MG Claudette Sims; NATIVE BEES OF ONTARIO, Our Most Important Pollinator – Halton MG Hariette Henry; A Copse of Carolinians: Indicator Trees – Halton MG Allyn Walsh; Question of the Month – What are these small white insects on my hibiscus? – Halton MG Claudette Sims; What’s Growing On? Shelter in Place Virtual Gardening Events – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2020 – Cross Pollination December/January 2020

December/January Gardening To-Do List – Halton MG Claudette Sims; – Praying Mantises in Ontario – Halton MG Hariette Henry; Our Native Conifers: Part 1: Pine and Spruce and Fir Oh My! – Halton MG Allyn Walsh; Question of the Month – How do I care for my amaryllis? – Halton MG Claudette Sims; What’s Growing On? Shelter in Place Gardening Events – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2020 – Cross Pollination November 2020

  • November Gardening To-Do List – Halton MG Claudette Sims; Seed Collection of Native Plants – Part 2 – Brenda Van Ryswyk, Ecologist with Conservation Halton; Spotlight on Beneficial Insects:      ‘Create the right habitat & They Will Come!’ – Syrphid & Hover Flies – Halton MG Hariette Henry; Question of the Month – Garlic & Clematis – Halton MG Cathy Kavassalis; The Indoor Veggie Garden – Halton MG Dar Corrigan; Whats Growing On? Shelter in Place Gardening Events – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2020 – Cross Pollination October 2020

  • October Gardening To-Do List – Halton MG Claudette Sims; Seed Collection of Native Plants – Brenda Van Ryswyk, Ecologist with Conservation Halton; Spotlight on Beneficial Insects:      ‘Create the right habitat & They Will Come! – Dragonflies & Damselflies – Halton MG Hariette Henry; Question of the Month – Creeping Charlie is invading my lawn. What can I do?– Halton MG Cathy Kavassalis; Whats Growing On? Shelter in Place Gardening Events – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2020 – Cross-Pollination September 2020

  • September Gardening To-Do List – Halton MG Claudette Sims; Spotlight on Beneficial Insects: –      ‘Create the right habitat & They Will Come!’ Halton MG Hariette Henry; Land of the Silver (White! Yellow! Gray!) Birch – Halton MG Allyn Walsh; Question of the Month – Urgent Help Needed! Bald-Faced Hornets, White Bumps & Black Tar on my Magnolia Tree: What’s wrong and what should I do?- Halton MG Cathy Kavassalis; Whats Growing On? Shelter in Place Gardening Events – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2020 – Cross Pollination August 2020

  • August Gardening To-Do List – Halton MG Claudette Sims; The Maple Leaf Forever – Halton MG Allyn; Spotlight on Beneficial Insects: Parasitic Wasps – Halton MG Hariette Henry; Walsh; Question of the Month – What are these bugs on my squash plant? – Halton MG Cathy Kavassalis; Whats Growing On? Shelter in Place Gardening Events – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2020 – Cross Pollination July 2020

  • July Gardening To-Do List – Halton MG Claudette Sims; Spotlight on Beneficial Insects: Common Green Lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea) – Halton MG Hariette Henry; The Acorn & the Oak Tree – Halton MG Allyn Walsh; Question of the Month – What are these beautiful flowers all over my lawn? (Dealing with Bindweed) – Halton MG Claudette Sims; Whats Growing On? Shelter in Place Gardening Events – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2020 – Cross Pollination June 2020

  • June Gardening To-Do List – Halton MG Claudette Sims; Spotlight on Beneficial Insects: Fireflies / Lightning Bugs (Coleoptera: Lampyridae) – Halton MG Hariette Henry; A Woodland Scourge  Vinca minor  (Periwinkle) – Halton MG Allyn Walsh ; Question of the Month Help my Hydrangeas! Halton MGs Cathy Kavassalis & Claudette SimsWhats Growing On? Shelter in Place Gardening Events – Halton MG Claudette Sims

 2020 – Cross Pollination May 2020

  • May Gardening To-Do List – Halton MG Claudette SimsSpotlight on Native Plants: Hedging Your Bets? …Try a Native – Halton MG Janet MackeyThe Problem With Privets – Halton MG Allyn WalshBeneficial Insects: Create the Right Habitat & They Will Come!: Ground Beetles – Halton MG Hariette HenryQuestion of the Month – What’s Making Holes in My Tree? –  Halton MG Claudette SimsWhats Growing On? Shelter in Place Gardening Events – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2020-Cross Pollination Newsletter April 2020

  • April Gardening To-Do List – Halton MG Claudette Sims; The Amateur’s Guide to the Indoor Veggie Garden – Halton MG Dar Corrigan; Spotlight on Native Plants – Halton MG Claudette Sims; Question of the Month: Fungus Gnats on Houseplants – Halton MG Claudette Sims; What’s Growing On: Gardening is NOT Cancelled! – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2020-Cross Pollination Newsletter March 2020

  • March Gardening To-Do List – Halton MG Claudette SimsImportance of Tropical Rainforests – Halton MG David Marshall;I Got Troubles Oh Oh!… Houseplant problem solving Part 2 -Halton MG Allyn WalshSpotlight on Native Plants – Groundcovers for Full Sun, Halton MG Janet MackeyQuestion of the Month – How do I prune my over-grown Wisteria? Halton MG Claudette SimsWhats Growing On? – a listing of events in our community, Halton MG Claudette Sims

2020 – Cross Pollination Newsletter February 2020

  • February Gardening To-Do List, Halton MG Claudette SimsSpotlight on Native Plants – Native Plants for Dry Shade, Halton MG Janet MackeyThe Seeds are Alright! Halton MG Bev Wagar; I Got Troubles Oh Oh!… Houseplant problem solving, Halton MG Allyn WalshQuestion of the Month – Should I prune my trees in Winter? – Halton MG Cathy KavassalisWhats Growing On? – a listing of events in our community, Halton MG Claudette Sims

2019 – Cross Pollination Newsletter December 2019

  • December Gardening To-Do List, Halton MG Claudette SimsSpotlight on Native Plants – Winterberry (Ilex verticilliata), Halton MG Janet MackeyChristmas Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata),  Halton MG Hariette HenrySelection of Gifts and/or Great Reads for Gardeners Published in 2019Question of the Month – Bulbs & Squirrels, Halton MG Donna ParkerThugs & Invasives Caveat Emptor! – The Dreaded Pirate (Herb) Robert – Halton MG Allyn WalshWhats Growing On? – a listing of events in our community, Halton MG Claudette Sims

2019 Cross Pollination Newsletter November 2019

  • November Gardening To-Do List, Halton MG Claudette SimsSpotlight on Native Plants – Hop Hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana), Halton MG Janet MackeyCold-Moist Stratification of Seeds, Halton MG Patty KingQuestion of the Month – Fungus Gnats on Houseplants, Halton MG Cathy KavassalisThugs & Invasives Caveat Emptor! – Beautiful Bully, Chameleon Plant – Halton MG Allyn WalshWhats Growing On? – a listing of events in our community, Halton MG Claudette Sims

2019 Cross Pollination Newsletter October 2019

  • October Gardening To-Do List – HMG Claudette SimsSpotlight on Native Plants : Ch​okeberry (​Aronia melanocarpa​) – HMG Janet MackeyWeeding’ Through Gardening Websites – courtesy of Emma Murphy, Peterborough Master GardenersThugs and Invasives: Caveat Emptor!:  Gooseneck loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides)  HMG Allyn WalshWhat’s Growing On – Halton Master Gardener Events & Community Events –  MG HMG Claudette Sims

2019 Cross Pollination Newsletter September 2019

  • September Gardening To-Do List – Claudette SimsSpotlight on Native Plants : Chelone glabra (White Turtlehead) – MG Janet MackeyThugs and Invasives: Caveat Emptor!: Nightmare on (Siberian) Elm Street –  MG Allyn WalshDo You Have a Passion for Gardening? Become a Master Gardener! Gardening BlundersQuestion of the Month: A Guide to Growing Hydrangeas – MGs Claudette Sims & Janet MackeyWhat’s Growing On: Halton Master Gardener Events & Community Events –  MG Claudette Sims

2019 Cross Pollination Newsletter August 2019

  • August Gardening To-Do ListBerries in the Home Garden: Part 4 of 4 – Goji & Haskap  by MG Liza Drozdov10 Things to Know About Dog Strangling Vine – MG Janet MackeyGardening BlundersGrowing Gardeners: Enjoy some gardening activities with the younger gardeners in your life.Question of the Month: Can I spray soap on my plants to deal with pests? – by Cathy Kavassalis“What’s Growing On” Halton Master Gardener Events & Community Events – Halton MG Claudette Sims

 2019 Cross Pollination Newsletter July 2019

  • July Gardening To-Do ListPart 3 of the 4-part series ‘Berries in the Home Garden, by Master Gardener Liza Drozdov’Shady Places: Cool & Calming Gardens’, by Master Gardener Allyn Walsh’Gardening Blunders: We Laugh, We Cry”What’s Growing On’: Gardening Events in our Community
    • AND MUCH MORE!

2019 Cross Pollination Newsletter June 2019

  • June Garden ‘To Do List’ – Halton MG Claudette SimsFrom Seeds to Garden Transplants – Part 5 of a 5-Part Series ‘Other Types of Propagation’ -Halton MG  David MarshallBerries in the Home Garden: Part 2 of a 4-Part Series ‘Blueberries & Blackberries’  – Halton MG Liza DrozdovGardening BlundersJapanese Beetles in the Home Garden (Intro. & Link to article) – by Cathy Kavassalis“What’s Growing On” Halton Master Gardener Events & Community Events – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2019  Cross Pollination Newsletter May 2019

  • May Garden ‘To Do List’ – Halton MG Claudette SimsFrom Seeds to Garden Transplants – Part 4 of 5 Part Series -Halton MG  David MarshallBerries in the Home Garden: Part 1 of 4 Part Series  – Halton MG Liza DrozdovGardening Blunders“What’s Growing On” Halton Master Gardener Events & Events in the Community – Halton MG Claudette Sims

2019 Cross Pollination Newsletter April 2019 

  • From Seeds to Garden Transplants: Part 3 of 5 by Halton MG David MarshallInvasive Plant List Update – Halton MG Janet MackeyAll About Groundcovers – Halton MG Liza DrozdovMagnificent Monarchs: Special article from on of our wonderful newsletter subscribers.  Thanks, Karen & Paula E.!April Garden ‘To-Do’ List What’s Growing On? & Events in the Community – Halton MG Claudette Sims
 

2019 Cross Pollination Newsletter March 2019

  • March Gardening To-Do ListThe Magic of MossFrom Seeds to Garden Transplants – Part 2 of 5Whats Growing On? – (Community Events)

2019 Cross Pollination Newsletter – February 2019

  • February Gardening To Do ListFrom Seeds to Garden Transplants – Part 1 of 5Garden Design – Plants as MulchWhat’s Growing On? – Upcoming Halton Master Gardener EventsWhat’s Growing On?‘ – In Our Community

2018 Cross Pollination Newsletter December 2018

  • December/January Garden ‘To-Do’ List
  • Care of House Plants in the Winter
  • Amaryllis
  • Origin of the Spices
  • What’s Growing On – (Community Events)

2018 Cross Pollination Newsletter – November 2018

  • November Garden ‘To Do’ List
  • Adding Biodiversity In Your Garden
  • What’s the Buzz in the Garden
  • What’s Growing On? (Community Events)

2018 Cross Pollination October 2018

  • October Garden ‘To Do’ List
  • A Tour of the New Rose Garden at the RBG
  • The Stinking Rose (aka Garlic) – Start Now to Grow Your Own for Next Year
  • What’s Growing On? – Halton Master Gardener Events and Gardening Events in the Community
  • Information about our updated website, HaltonMasterGardeners.com & new Facebook account, @HaltonMGs
  • Reader’s Challenge Quiz for October

2018   Cross Pollination Newsletter – September 2018

  • 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     Cross Pollination Newsletter – August 2018

  •           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       Cross Pollination Newsletter – July 2018

  •           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    Cross Pollination Newsletter – June 2018

  • 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   Cross Pollination Newsletter – April 2018

  • 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   Cross Pollination Newsletter March 2018

  • 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   Cross Pollination Newsletter November 2017

  • 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   Cross Pollination Newsletter October 2017

  • 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   Cross Pollination Newsletter September 2017

  • 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   Cross Pollination Newsletter May 2017

  • 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   Cross Pollination Newsletter April 2017

  • 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  Cross Pollination Newsletter February Edition

  • 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
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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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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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
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