Watch Out for Black Knot

Before your Prunus sp. shrubs and trees are fully leafed out, you can easily see if there are any Black Knot infections. Monitor gardens and adjacent wild areas for large black growths on previous years twigs. Prune the cankers out,…

Spring Has Sprung and So Have the Pests

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has issued a notice of the emergence of various pest insects. Specifically, now is the time to check for Cooley spruce gall and Eastern spruce gall adelgid overwintering females; gypsy…

Want to Be a Master Gardener? Entrance Exam September 25!

Passionate about gardening? Passionate about volunteering? Toronto Master Gardeners might be just the group for you. The first step in the annual recruitment process is a no-charge entrance exam to assess your basic gardening knowledge. The only test date this…

Master Gardeners On Stage at Canada Blooms

Toronto Master Gardeners and their peers from across the province will be speaking on a wide range of gardening subjects at Canada’s largest flower and garden show, Canada Blooms, in the Direct Energy Building at Exhibition Place, Toronto. The Master…

LEAF’s Wise Advice on Preparing for the Next Ice Storm

On its website, the not-for-profit organization, LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests), has posted an excellent article on thinking about the future, including the potential for more severe winter weather events, when planting or caring for your trees. Entitled …

More Master Gardeners to Serve Toronto

At the beginning of January, the Toronto Master Gardeners officially welcomed 11 talented and enthusiastic new trainees who are starting their 2-3 year course of studies. While trainees, they will work with other Master Gardeners at Advice Clinics, on our…