Disease Alert: Impatiens Downy Mildew

Last year and this, Toronto Master Gardeners have been asked why impatiens are so hard to find in garden centres and why, if you can find and plant them, they are dying. The answer is the epidemic of impatiens downy…

Pest Alert: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has identified the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) as a new pest threatening Ontario landscapes. OMAFRA has confirmed that the insect has established breeding populations in…

Toronto Master Gardeners Celebrate Volunteerism

At a joyous ceremony on April 2, the Toronto Master Gardeners gathered to celebrate the induction of 10 new graduates of the Master Gardeners in Training program. All Master Gardeners must successfully complete university horticultural studies during their 2-3 year…