Winnipeggers have a short green season and we make the most of it! Whether planting and enjoying flowers, creating gorgeous landscapes, or utilizing containers, everyone has their idea of an ideal green space. Explore ideas for your space with the resources below.
If you're looking for inspiration, use Flipster or RBdigital with your Winnipeg Public Library card and peruse your favorite gardening magazine for ideas.
Learn how to design a garden that reflects your practical needs, lifestyle, budget, personality, soil, and climate. Build it yourself following the clear, uncomplicated, easy-to-understand instructions that show you everything from laying turf to terraces, planting trees or building a raised bed or water feature. (Also in Print collection)
This book uniquely explains all the evidence behind why green spaces are good for you, and then shows you how to put that knowledge into practice to optimize your own garden for well-being. (Also in Print collection)
Comprehensive guide to planning, planting, and maintaining a bountiful home flower garden. How to choose your plants, position your patch and grow luxurious flowers· Cultivation tips for annuals, biennials, bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes, perennials, shrubs, trees, climbers, foliage and fillers· When and how to harvest--and how to make your flowers last longer. (Also in Print collection)
Field Guide to Urban Gardening helps you choose the best methods to match your unique small-space challenges and growing goals, and provides the nuts-and-bolts information you need to participate in any method you choose. (Also in Print collection)
In this accessible guide, you'll discover the pros' secrets: practical ways to transform your yard using basic design principles. You can create an aesthetically pleasing yard that meets your needs, whether you want stunning curb appeal, privacy, low maintenance, or a lush retreat.
You'll learn how to design stunning planters and container gardens using succulents, grasses, vibrant-colored pots, and more. Nothing lights up a little garden more than a well-considered planter. (Available in Print collection)
No matter what kind of plant fan you are, it's easy to make more of your favorite plants--and it can be done for free! Leslie F. Halleck details the basic tools necessary, demystifies seed starting and saving, and shares easy-to-follow instructions for the most practical techniques. (Also in Print collection)
A book for gardens of all shapes, sizes, and budgets. Planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies. (Also in Print collection)
Want to do your part in helping your local pollinators flourish? Plant selection, hardscape choices, habitat building (both natural and manmade), and growing practices that give pollinators their best chance in the garden are all covered in detail. (Also in Print collection)
Bee Better Manitoba is a group of like-minded organizations who have come together with a common goal - to inspire and empower Manitobans to protect, conserve and create pollinator-friendly habitat at home and in their communities.
From trellises, garden beds, cold frames, and compost bins to bird baths, sundials, and a hummingbird feeder, clear step-by-step colour photographs guide the reader through each hands-on project. Easy-to-complete projects all feature inexpensive materials and basic techniques.
The Prairie Garden is a digest-sized, soft-covered book published annually by a volunteer committee consisting of about 12-15 members. The work is organized by the editor and an annual guest editor.An annual publication.
You'll find expert advice here on what to grow, from bonsais, bulbs and bamboos to tumbling and creeping plants and flowers--and learn how to make a living wall, a pond in a metal trough, or even your own homemade containers. Creative ideas and step-by-step instructions with bright and informative photography.
Learn how to propagate virtually every type of plant, from fruit trees and ornamental shrubs to exotic orchids and succulents. With hundreds of step-by-step tutorials, this new edition of Propagating Plants is your go-to guide for clear and instructive propagation advice.
Pick your container, fill it with water, and sit back and watch your plant grow--now in full color! Learn how to utilize this simple, time-tested method in your own home and never worry about over- or under-watering again! In this new repackaged edition, readers will learn about the incredible number of plant varieties (over 150!) that can actually live in water--whether sitting on a windowsill, decorating a wall, or flourishing under artificial light.
Modern apartment dwellers who want to enjoy green growing things often lack the space for a garden. But if you have any room at all you can create a beautiful terrarium! This book shows how to build and maintain unique mini-gardens full of lush, oxygen-boosting plants.