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
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
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: https://livestream.com/accounts/12683091/events/8055009/videos/212863807 The video … More Greener Than Grass Tour Video
When you start planting your garden next season, think about our local pollinators because they are critical to sustaining a healthy ecosystem. Think about creating a garden that attracts and supports our local pollinators. You can create your own pollinator garden by following these tips. Leave dandelions in your garden during the early spring as … More How to Create a Pollinator Garden
By Judy Hendry, Horticulrutal Coordinator Putting the Garden to Bed Taking care in putting the garden to bed each fall will ensure that the garden will survive the challenges of winter. There are basically four main considerations in fall gardening: pruning perennials, cleaning up, protecting plants and preparing for spring. 1. The main objective of … More Putting the Garden to Bed
The North Bay Heritage Gardeners have been active in North Bay for over 20 years, with more than 250 volunteers who spend their summers gardening at the Waterfront. Each team spends about an hour a week together as they care for their garden bed. A few of the volunteers have been volunteering with the Heritage … More Volunteering with the Heritage Gardeners
Support the Heritage Gardeners and pollen bees! … More Support the Heritage Gardeners and the bees!
On Thursday, May 30 the education session topic is ‘Gardening with Pollinators’ presented by Melanie Alkins. … More Gardening with Pollinators
We are always in search of volunteers! If you have a green thumb, or wanting to be more active in the community, check out the poster below and contact us!
Horticultural Therapy By Community Outreach Intern The North Bay Heritage Gardeners are a group of community-minded people working together to improve the Heritage Gardens beautification, promote horticultural stewardship and encourage people to engage in our environmental program. NBHG works diligently to promote our 50+ garden beds along the two-mile walk that follows Lake Nipissing. The garden … More Garden for Your Health