North Bay Heritage Gardeners Welcome New Executive Director

The North Bay Heritage Gardeners are pleased to introduce new Executive Director, Patrick Paulo. Before joining the Heritage Gardeners, this year, Patrick had previously served as the Executive Director of the Lake of Woods District Stewardship Association. His crowning success is delivering the first-ever-of-its-kind mobile boat wash station in the northwestern Ontario region, while also … More North Bay Heritage Gardeners Welcome New Executive Director

Minimalist Gardening

Minimalist gardening involves a restricted palette of hard landscaping materials, plants, and colours, combined with a design of bold, simple lines. If you want to give your garden a simple, clean, and uncluttered appearance, then a minimalist garden might suit you the best. Begin by establishing clear boundaries to give your space an organized structure. … More Minimalist Gardening

Gardening for Wildlife

Help welcome pollinators and other wildlife into your garden and support them with a needed habitat. These animals play a critical role in our own survival, from pollinators that help provide fruits and vegetables to cavity-nesting birds that help keep mice and insects under control. Your design can be simple and suited to your lifestyle, … More Gardening for Wildlife

Become a Heritage Gardener – help us work towards our mission of community spirit in full bloom!

The Heritage Gardeners Program centres on horticultural education and supports the environment. Heritage Gardeners are a group of friendly volunteers always looking to share their passion for their community with others. Volunteers have their own motivation for joining which include: socializing with friends, learning about gardening, meeting new people, or staying active. No gardening experience … More Become a Heritage Gardener – help us work towards our mission of community spirit in full bloom!

Balcony Gardening

Balcony gardening is perfect for those living in a condo or apartment. Before you start, check your building regulations. Determine the area of your balcony, the space being used for outdoor furniture, and the area you want to use for your garden. Check the amount of light and wind your balcony is exposed to. Protect … More Balcony Gardening

March 2021 Virtual Education Package

The North Bay Heritage Gardeners’ education platform was redesigned since in-person sessions are not possible due to COVID-19. Master Gardener Lynn Farintosh and NBHG Executive Director Jade Scognamillo designed a monthly education resource that can be shared with volunteers and the public. Each month, three topics will be explored, accompanied by articles, videos, online resources, … More March 2021 Virtual Education Package

Winter Garden Design

When designing your winter garden, choose elements that create winter interest. Select plants that exhibit interesting structural characteristics. Add movement and texture by leaving dried forms of perennials or ornamental grasses overwinter. Attract birds by leaving seed heads of perennials such as purple coneflower, sunflowers, and sedum. Most of your winter garden’s vibrant colours come … More Winter Garden Design

Forcing Bulbs Indoors

When selecting bulbs for forcing, try choosing larger bulbs as they provide the best indoor blooms. Preferred hardy bulbs include crocuses, grape hyacinths, hyacinths, and snowdrops. Tender bulbs include amaryllis and paper white narcissus. There are two types of bulbs for indoor growing: those you need to chill and those you do not. Bulbs that … More Forcing Bulbs Indoors

Greener Than Grass Tour Video

November 12, 2020 – The North Bay Heritage Gardeners hosted an outdoor education night on Sept. 16 and Sept. 17 2020 to advance the benefits of reducing or eliminating grass lawns. The education session was filmed by Canadore students as a school project. Here is the link to the video they created: The video … More Greener Than Grass Tour Video