RESOURCES for NORTHERN ONTARIO GARDENERS

MASTER GARDENERS OF ONTARIO

Master Gardeners (MGs) in the Province of Ontario are experienced gardeners who have studied horticulture extensively and continue to upgrade their skills through technical training. With this training and continuing education, Master Gardeners provide expert horticultural advice to the general public.

Gardeners Resources

TORONTO MASTER GARDENERS

Part of an international non-profit community service network, Toronto Master Gardeners are a group of more than 130 trained horticulturists who volunteer their time to provide advice to home gardeners in the Toronto area.

Gardening Guides

CANADIAN WILDLIFE FEDERATION

The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s mission is to conserve and inspire the conservation of Canada’s wildlife and habitats for the use and enjoyment of all.

Bird Feeding

Gardening For Butterflies

Natural Insect Control

Pollinators

Certify Your Garden

Gardening 101

Gardening For Wildlife

ONTARIO CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION

With eighty-eight per cent of Ontario chiropractors reporting that gardening is the most common source of back and neck pain during the warm weather season, the Ontario Chiropractic Association's Plant and Rake Without the Ache public education program is aimed at helping gardeners to avoid the stiff and sore joints, muscle,
neck and back pain that sometimes accompanies
work in the yard.

Plant and Rake Without the Ache - Brochure

Tips for a Healthy Back in the Garden

Stretch Before You Start

The Right Moves

Bend Your Knees to Lift with Ease

EVERGREEN FOUNDATION

We believe we can solve even the most pressing urban environmental issues by bringing diverse people together, inspiring them with possibilities and engaging them in identifying solutions and taking action. The need has never been more urgent.

Guide to Backyard Composting

Building Healthy Soil - #1

Building Healthy Soil - #2

Food Gardening For Schools

Gardening In Small Spaces

Managing Weeds and Pests Organically

Native Plant Database

Fruit Tree Production

Fruit Tree Budding

Fruit Tree Canopy Management

Integrated Pest Management for Fruit Trees

BURPEE

Burpee Home Gardens presents "Garden Fresh" – an insightful yet fun vegetable gardening guide that answers your questions on everything from what to grow, to how much and when. This companion offers ideas, inspirations, and the support you need to explore – and succeed at – the world of home vegetable gardening.

Garden Fresh: Burpee Vegetable Garden Guide

Burpee Home Gardens brings you the best, tried-and-true annual flowers as garden-ready plants, helping create a garden that's uniquely yours. Click on the plants below to find foolproof guidelines for planting and growing.

Burpee Annual Flowers Guides

“I Can Grow” is our national program to support a new, popular interest in home vegetable gardening among younger and novice gardeners. This new generation of gardeners is looking for fresher, more nutritious food and is feeling the need to connect with their community and nurture their environmental responsibility. They’re also finding personal satisfaction through home gardening – and are saving money on their grocery bill as well!

Burpee: I can Grow Program

US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Born in the wake of elevated concern about environmental pollution, EPA was established on December 2, 1970 to consolidate in one agency a variety of federal research, monitoring, standard-setting and enforcement activities to ensure environmental protection. Since its inception, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Backyard Composting - It's Only Natural

Greenscapes Seasonal Planner

ON NATURE:  FEDERATION OF ONTARIO NATURALISTS

Ontario Nature is a non-profit organization based in Toronto that promotes the preservation and conservation of natural areas in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was established in 1931 as the Federation of Ontario Naturalists, and changed its name in 2004 to
"refresh its image".

Backyard Habitat

LANDSCAPE ONTARIO

Started in 1973, Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association (LOHTA) is a vibrant association representing over 2000 horticultural professionals.

Green for Life:
Garden Style & Plant Resource

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
MASTER GARDENERS

Master Gardeners in the Portland metro area deliver educational programming through 10-Minute University (TM), a program designed to pack research-based information into short presentations.  Accompanying handouts have been reviewed by OSU Extension faculty for factual accuracy.

10-Minute University Handouts

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension publications offer research-based, peer-reviewed objective information in a wide range of topics.  Written by specialists and educators in UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, publication topics range from crop production to flower gardening and from managing your wildlife to managing your finances and communicating with your teenager.

Lawn and Garden Handouts

COMMUNITY GARDEN NETWORK
OF OTTAWA

Community Gardening Network of Ottawa is an information and resource-sharing network that supports the sustainable development of community gardens within the City.

Garden Guide

Front Yard Edible Gardens

NORTH AMERICAN
NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY

NANPS was founded in 1985 by a small group of dedicated conservationists as the Canadian Wildflower Society. As our American membership grew, and acknowledging that plants don't recognize political boundaries, we changed our name to the North American Native Plant Society in 1999. 

Downspout Bog Gardens

CANADIAN COUNCIL ON INVASIVE SPECIES

Originally named the 'National Invasive Species Working Group,' this working group formed as a result of a joint meeting early in 2009 where 10 provinces and two territories voiced the desire to share knowledge across Canadian borders, as invasive species ‘know no boundaries.’  Together, members agreed that a national working group would help build bridges across Canada to work together in the battle against invasive species.

Giant Hog Weed

Invasive Plants Fact Sheets

ONTARIO INVASIVE PLANT COUNCIL

The OIPC is a non-profit, multi-agency organization founded in April 2007 by a group of individuals and organizational representatives who saw the need for a coordinated provincial response to the growing threat of invasive plants.

Invasive Plants Management Handouts

Grow Me Instead (Northern Ontario)

Garden Smart in Ontario

ONTARIO HORTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION

For over 100 years, the members of the Ontario Horticultural Association have been keeping Ontario beautiful.

Roll Out the Barrel

Roadsides:
A Guide to Creating a Pollinator Patch

CANADIAN BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION FACILITY

The CANADIAN POISONOUS PLANTS INFORMATION SYSTEM presents data on plants that cause poisoning in livestock, pets, and humans. The plants include native, introduced, and cultivated outdoor plants as well as indoor plants that are found in Canada. Some food and herbal plants are also included that may cause potential poisoning problems.

Canadian Poisonous Plant Information

ONTARIO MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

"We are working to protect Ontario's rich biodiversity for future generations while we continue to promote economic opportunities and outdoor recreation."

The Tree Atlas - Northeastern Ontario

What Tree Grows Best Where You Live

GARDENMAKING MAGAZINE

Garden Making inspires and informs home gardeners with useful, practical information you can use in your home garden. We serve expert and beginning gardeners — anyone who really wants to know the what, when and how of gardening.

Plant Ideas

Container Gardening

Food to Grow

CANADIAN GARDENING MAGAZINE

Think of CanadianGardening.com as a perfect companion to the magazine and an essential gardening tool—right up there with your trusty spade and pruners.

Plants

Gardens

Design and Decor

Garden Gear

What To Do Now

How To...

NATUREWORKS

Nancy DuBrule-Clemente is the owner of Natureworks Horticultural Services, an organic garden center, landscape design, consultation, installation and maintenance service in Northford, Ct.

Handouts

J & L GARDEN CENTRE

J&L Garden Center was established in 1958, in
Centerville, Utah.

Handouts

ONTARIO MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE FOOT & RURAL AFFAIRS

The ministry extends practical and financial assistance to farmers to improve their techniques, rehabilitate their land and upgrade their livestock and crops. It supports research and education at agricultural colleges, laboratories, research institutes and universities. The ministry conducts an extensive marketing program for Ontario farm products both domestically and internationally. The Foodland Ontario Program of the ministry aims to increase consumer consumption of Ontario fresh and processed food products. The Ministry has the mandate to encourage rural economic development.

Ontario Weeds - Weed Gallery

Pollinator Health - Discussion Paper

Horticultural Crop Information

ANDY'S NORTHERN ONTARIO WILDFLOWERS

Illustrated on this site are photographs of some common wildflowers that grow in and around the city of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.  All flowers illustrated were photographed in their wild setting or habitat in, or close to, the city of Sudbury.  Wildflowers photographed at other locations are labeled accordingly.

"My goal is to increase the awareness of the types and habitats of wildflowers and some associated plants that grow near the City of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, and wildflowers that grow in other localities in northern Ontario, Canada. Wildflowers of the Sudbury Area."

I CAN GARDEN

ICanGarden.com began in 1995 by Master Gardener, Donna Dawson, with a view to providing information to gardeners. Since its origin, ICanGarden has grown to include information on over 500 garden clubs, almost 300 public gardens, over 8000 articles from over 150 garden writers, gardening events from around the world, over 1200 links, over 900 suppliers and thousands of forum and member items.

Gardening Articles

BUILDIUM'S SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING GUIDE 

Give back to the environment as you sculpt your own aesthetically pleasing outdoor space. Learn some of the best practices for green landscaping, including tips for specific situations such as living in an urban area without a lot of yard space or growing native plants for your environment.  

Articles on Sustainable Gardening Practices