Halton Master Gardeners Newsletters

We want to thank the Halton Regional Master Gardeners for sharing their wonderful newsletters with us.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cross Pollination – Feb 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

Cross Pollination -December & January 2020

  • 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

 

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

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

Cross Pollination-Sept 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

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

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

 

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 Sims
  • Whats Growing On? Shelter in Place Gardening Events – Halton MG Claudette Sims

 

Cross Pollination-May 2020

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

Cross Pollination-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

Cross Pollination-March 2020

  • March Gardening To-Do List – Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • Importance of Tropical Rainforests – Halton MG David Marshall
  • I Got Troubles Oh Oh!… Houseplant problem solving Part 2 -Halton MG Allyn Walsh
  • Spotlight on Native Plants – Ground covers for Full Sun, Halton MG Janet Mackey
  • Question of the Month – How do I prune my over-grown Wisteria? Halton MG Claudette Sims

Cross Pollination-February 2020

  • February Gardening To-Do List, Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • Spotlight on Native Plants – Native Plants for Dry Shade, Halton MG Janet Mackey
  • The Seeds are Alright! Halton MG Bev Wagar
  • I Got Troubles Oh Oh!… Houseplant problem solving, Halton MG Allyn Walsh
  • Question of the Month – Should I prune my trees in Winter? – Halton MG Cathy Kavassalis

Cross Pollination-December 2019

  • December Gardening To-Do List, Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • Spotlight on Native Plants – Winterberry (Ilex verticilliata), Halton MG Janet Mackey
  • Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata),  Halton MG Hariette Henry
  • Selection of Gifts and/or Great Reads for Gardeners Published in 2019
  • Question of the Month – Bulbs & Squirrels, Halton MG Donna Parker
  • Thugs & Invasives Caveat Emptor! – The Dreaded Pirate (Herb) Robert – Halton MG Allyn Walsh

Cross Pollination-November 2019

  • November Gardening To-Do List, Halton MG Claudette Sims
  • Spotlight on Native Plants – Hop Hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) Halton MG Janet Mackey
  • Cold-Moist Stratification of Seeds, Halton MG Patty King
  • Fungus Gnats on Houseplants Halton MG Cathy Kavassalis
  • Thugs & Invasives Caveat Emptor! – Beautiful Bully, Chameleon Plant – Halton MG Allyn Walsh

Cross Pollination-October 2019

October To-Do List, Native Plants: Chokeberry (Aronia arbutifolia), and an interesting article about gardening websites.

Cross Pollination – September 2019

September To-Do List

Six Reasons to NOT Clean up Your Garden this Fall

Native Plants: White Turtlehead (Chelone glabra) and “Garden Blunders.