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

Garden for Your Health

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