Toronto Master Gardeners' Virtual Technical Update 2022

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Theme: Ecological Gardening
Date: Saturday January 8, 2022
Time: 9:00am-2:30pm ("Doors open" at 9:00am, meeting starts at 9:15am)
Place: Online (via Zoom)
Price: $30 per person

This event is open to the public

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Gardening Guides - Newly Updated

Our useful Gardening Guides provide introductory information for the home gardener about a broad range of horticultural topics.

 

Gardening Tips

Throughout the year, Toronto Master Gardeners post brief gardening tips on this site to help you with your seasonal gardening tasks.

 

How We're Helping Gardeners During COVID-19:

While we can't meet you in person just yet, our volunteers are still active and available to assist you online.

We are currently offering virtual advice clinics, presentations and workshops via Zoom. Here are just a few of the many presentations we offer:

Spring Awakenings  |  Growing from Seed  |  Houseplants: Our Constant Garden  |  Landscaping with Trees and Large Shrubs

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REGISTER NOW!Imagine….. gardening on a wintery day? It’s virtually possible!The Toronto Master Gardeners invite you to join us on Saturday, January 8th to explore -ECOLOGICAL GARDENING: CONNECTING WITH NATURE AND COMMUNITYWe all come to gardening with an innate desire to nurture a relationship with nature. How can our beautiful gardens increase biodiversity, be sustainable and connect with the larger ecosystem? Not only will our three insightful and delightful speakers inspire a new outlook on how we garden, but the rest of the day will be filled with happy hummingbirds, amazing deals on books, $100 gift card prizes and the opportunity to chat with gardeners from all over.Numbers are limited, so please, don’t delay. Register now.For full agenda and registration link - www.torontomastergardeners.ca/technical-update-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Before storing clay pots for the winter, give them a good scrub to remove loose soil. Soak them for about half an hour in a solution of water and vinegar (1 cup vinegar/ 3 cups water) to remove the white residue. Finish by scrubbing the pots in hot, soapy water. ... See MoreSee Less
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If you haven't already done so, spend some time looking after your garden tools. Clean and sharpen the blades of your digging and cutting tools. Dry them completely and spray them lightly with a light oil. Your tools be ready for spring, and you'll get a little gardening ‘pick me up’. ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you bring in an Amaryllis that summered outdoors? Amaryllis require a minimum of 8 weeks cooling off period between 4 -10 degrees Celsius, in a dark place, to produce flowers. After 8-10 weeks of cooling off, pot your bulbs. Soak them in warm water for 2 hours before planting (as described above). Place in direct light in a warm spot (at least 20 degrees Celsius). Water sparingly until the bud begins to appear, then increase watering. Fertilize monthly with liquid fertilizer (a 20-20-20 blend is good). It takes about 8 weeks for Amaryllis to bloom from potting time. ... See MoreSee Less
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Amaryllis should be grown in a pot that is no more than 2 to 2.5 cm larger than the bulb. Several amaryllis bulbs can be placed together in a larger pot. Leave approximately one third of the bulb exposed and press the soil down firmly. Amaryllis should be watered sparingly and placed in a sunny window. Increase watering as the bud begins to appear. Rotate the pot to ensure all sides of the plant get adequate light, and to encourage straight stem growth. It takes about 8 weeks for Amaryllis to bloom from potting time. ... See MoreSee Less
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Trees and shrubs need to be watered until the soil freezes. This is especially important in seasons where the amount of rainfall has been less than optimal. ... See MoreSee Less
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REGISTER NOW!Imagine….. gardening on a wintery day? It’s virtually possible!The Toronto Master Gardeners invite you to join us on Saturday, January 8th to explore -ECOLOGICAL GARDENING: CONNECTING WITH NATURE AND COMMUNITYWe all come to gardening with an innate desire to nurture a relationship with nature. How can our beautiful gardens increase biodiversity, be sustainable and connect with the larger ecosystem? Not only will our three insightful and delightful speakers inspire a new outlook on how we garden, but the rest of the day will be filled with happy hummingbirds, amazing deals on books, $100 gift card prizes and the opportunity to chat with gardeners from all over.Numbers are limited, so please, don’t delay. Register now.For full agenda and registration link - www.torontomastergardeners.ca/technical-update-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less
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