I have said it before and I will say it again; when growing fruit in Manitoba your options are limited at best. Without a doubt apples are the most popular choice.
No I’m not talking about a sports team. Ohio Buckeye is actually a type of nut tree. Yes the team is called the Buckeyes because of the tree not the other way around.
I get a big kick out of new trees that are easy to grow and offer a lot of interest in the beauty region. I may be premature and introducing this tree simply because it may not be accessible in large sizes yet.
What better time of year to talk about spruce trees than during the Christmas season. My focus will be on the trees that you actually want to leave in your yard not cut down!
The potentilla shrub is a plant we are all familiar with even if we do not know it by name. As soon as I show it to a customer the recognition is sparked.
As we have now entered into December, thoughts of Christmas come swirling into our minds. Presents, family gatherings, snow, good food, and the reminder of our eternal hope in the birth of Jesus Christ.
When life hands you lemons we’ve heard you need to make lemonade. When October hands us a whopper of a wet snow, you need to make Evergreen decorations for Christmas.
There are several unique challenges to growing trees, shrubs and perennials in our local region. If you live anywhere in the Red River Valley other than east of a line running from Saint Malo to Steinbach, you will be very familiar with the term Red River gumbo.
If you have ever worked with barberry shrubs you have probably learned within seconds how they got their name. The stems are covered in many painfully sharp thorns that make Caraganas seem cuddly.