The best way to keep a Christmas tree fresh is to give it a new cut before putting it up. Trees are cut when dormant, which means that water is stored. After it is cut, a callous forms to help keep this water inside, but it also prevents water from being absorbed by the tree. Cutting the end off the trunk removes the callous, which then allows the tree to take up water and keeps it fresh for longer. Use a stand that has a reservoir to stand the tree in water. Check the water levels frequently as a tree can use 1-2L of water daily.
Containers are a fantastic way to grow nearly anything. They are easy, versatile, and always brighten up any area. With a hug variety of sizes, colours, shapes, and styles, containers add interest to any space- patios, porches, balconies, and even in the gardens itself
Herbs & Vegetables
Herbs are a great addition to any dish and can be prepared in so many ways! They can be bought at almost any grocery store or can be grown in the yard or house with very little effort!
After working hard on the lawn in the spring, summertime maintenance is relatively much simpler. The most important aspect is maintaining a regular watering schedule
When selecting perennials, keep in mind that bloom times differ. To have season-long colour in the perennial garden it is important to choose a variety of spring blooming plants, summer blooming plants, and fall blooming plants. There are a few varieties that will give long blooming periods throughout the whole season, but choices are limited.
Pests, Insects & Diseases
Pest that almost every gardener finds a nuisance. They can turn the nicest, most lush plants sparse and full of holes. They prefer dark and moist areas of the garden, and mostly emerge at night. During the day they are usually found keeping cool under the soil. There are numerous control methods and any quick search online will give you many ideas.
Trees & Shrubs
Most established evergreens hardy for zone 2 will be able to tolerate the harsh winters that come with living in Manitoba. There are a few key things, however, to keep in mind to keep evergreens as healthy as possible over the winter.