keeping our community green

Making Your Gardens Bee-utiful Plant List

Creating a Bee-utiful Garden

Master Gardener Ingrid Janssen focused her talk on the plight of pollinators living here in Eastern Canada. She gave us the good news and the bad news and showed us the simple things that we can do in our gardens to encourage and support our native pollinators.

Making Your Gardens Bee-utiful Plant List

Ornamental Gardens - How to handle the rainwater

Speaker Sean James gave a talk on rain gardens at the September 11 meeting. Click the link below for a .pdf of the presentation.

Ornamental Gardens - How to handle the rainwater

Sub-Irrigated Planters (SIP's) - How-to

Steven Biggs, writer and speaker, gave a great talk at the Oshawa Garden Club about easy-to-make planters. Steven mentioned that one very important thing to remember, which is not visible in the photos, is to put a drainage hole at the level of the top of the reservoir. Included here are two pictures, one showing what’s at the bottom of the container, and then another afterwards, once he’s installed a bit of landscape fabric to keep out as much soil as possible. Thanks Steven.


No Guff Vegetable Gardening

by Steven Biggs

A fun garden is a rewarding garden. (What could be more rewarding than an enquiry about a Promethean plant?!) A practical garden fits into a hectic schedule. No Guff Vegetable Gardening is both fun and practical. Not sure where to start? Try something new (parsnip wine!) or fun—and don’t worry about failure.

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Flowering Alliums Presentation

Flowering Alliums Tipsheet

Pickering Photography Classes

Info for the photography classes re: D17 in Pickering in 2017…

Class Information

For more info contact Pickering Horticultural Society.

Durham Master Gardeners Shrubs for Landscape Colour

Shrubs for Landscape Colour Handout