Ottawa Rock Garden Club

Ottawa Rock Garden Club

This talk will look at how designing a garden for plants differs from plants as objects to design with. The emphasis will be on physical site conditions and microhabitat creation, especially using rock garden techniques. Tony will look at microclimates around the house, and microhabitats designed with rock and soil, especially sand beds, crevice gardens,…

Canadensis Presents: A Virtual Visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, SA

REMINDER To Register: Canadensis Presents: A Virtual Visit toKirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, SA DATE: Thursday, August 25, 2022SPECIAL TIME: 11:00 AM – 12 NOON FREE Registration here If you haven’t already registered, this webinar event is nearing capacity – but FREE registrations are still available. Hope you can join us! A Virtual Visit…

Online Plant Auction

Online Plant Auction

Take part in our Spring Online Plant Auction to shop for some excellent plants for your garden! The auction will run from May 20-22 on the 32auctions site (link will be shared closer to start of the auction). Plants are donated from OHS members’ gardens. The pick-up day for purchases will be the evening of…

Why we love annuals!

Why we love annuals!

From small and sweet to big and bold, annuals with their wide variety of shapes and colours can add personality and character to any garden. Many of them play the useful role of attracting pollinators while others offer a unique twist to your dinner plate, not to mention their role in making stunning containers and…

National Healing Forests

National Healing Forests

In 2015 Peter Croal co-developed the reconciliation initiative called the National Healing Forest Initiative with Patricia Stirbys, Cowessess First Nation. Patricia and Peter will give a brief outline of the genesis of this initiative and their respective motivations for creating this project. The talk will then describe how communities, schools and churches etc. can develop…

Forcing Bulbs in Winter

Forcing Bulbs in Winter

Welcome to our 2022 season. It is Canada’s Year of the Garden. It’s still cold out but our guest speaker, Manja Bastian, is sure to cheer us up with her great presentation. Tulips are the harbingers of Spring with their dynamic colours and majesty. But why wait? Get cheerful tulips in the cold of winter…

A Garden for the Birds

A Garden for the Birds

Wild birds are currently facing a multitude of threats across North America and many bird species are in decline. Master Gardener Julianne Labreche will review the most common threats and provide gardeners with some practical, positive ways to encourage birds to visit our gardens and make our gardens more bird friendly year-round. Link to live…

Tomatoes from Seed to Salsa

Tomatoes from Seed to Salsa

Tomatoes are wonderful in the garden! Master Gardener Judith Cox will take us through the growing process from starting seeds, dealing with diseases and pests and onto the harvest. What is the difference between heritage and hybrid tomatoes? Why do they get blossom-end rot? What manner of nightmare is a tomato hornworm? Lots of interesting…