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.

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    

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