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MGOI Resources

These links were prepared with Ontario gardeners in mind and are a good start to find information about gardening. If you have any questions or require further information, contact a Master Gardener group near you.

Map of Nurseries in Ontario (compiled by Halton Master Gardeners)

Plant Hardiness Zones .pdf file (Government of Canada 2014)

USDA Plant Database (searchable by plant name or state/province)

Wikipedia - Glossary of botanical terms

Credit Valley Conservation

Ecological Restoration (Credit Valley Conservation)

Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder

Online Gardener's Handbook 2010 (OMAFRA)

Plant Library (Connon Nursery)

Gardening Database (within categories)

Flower Database (when to plant info.)
Healthy Lawns (Landscape Ontario)

Lawn Care (OMAFRA)

Caring for Your New Tree or Shrub (Credit Valley Conservation)

How to Plant a Potted Tree or Shrub (Credit Valley Conservation)
Bee City Resources (Bee City Canada)

Bird Gardens (Credit Valley Conservation)

Butterfly Gardens (Credit Valley Conservation)

Beneficial Insects (Credit Valley Conservation)

Bee Friendly Garden (David Suzuki)

Guide to Creating a Pollinator Patch (Ontario Horticultural Association)

Halton Region Butterfly and Host Plant List (.pdf)

Native Butterfly Host and Nectar Plants (Carolinian Canada)

Pollinator Health (OMAFRA)

Planning your Butterfly Garden (Halton Master Gardeners)

Backyard Habitat Certification Program (Canadian Wildflife Federation)
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs

ONVegetables (Timely updates for commercial growers useful to home gardeners)

ONFruit (Timely updates for commercial growers useful to home gardeners)
Rain Gardens (Credit Valley Conservation)

Rainwater Harvesting (Credit Valley Conservation)

Rain Gardens .pdf file (Lake Simcoe Conservation)
Peterborough & Area MGs Latest Posts
Great selection of gardening posts with pertinent information for enthusiasts and those interested in climate and the environment. Their tag line is “sharing gardening knowledge with our community” and this blog is doing that very well. A must follow.

There Blooms a Garden
Master Gardener Holly Rupert's blog supporting gardeners who plant and tend in the northerly region of Ontario or in any northern locale. It doesn't stop there: her blog is chock full of gardening tips for everyone.

Toronto Gardens
Master Gardener Helen Battersby and sister Sarah Battersby come from long lines of English gardeners. Both gardeners blog on Toronto gardens, but poke their green noses into growing spaces all over the city. Real gardens, real people.

Page updated January 2020

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