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Gardening in the Highlands / Zone 4
As many northern gardeners will agree, there are challenges to gardening in the highlands, but the cold winters and short growing seasons are far outweighed by the stunning natural backdrop and the contrast of a glittering lake, a burbling creek or an imposing rocky outcrop.
It can be difficult to find information specific to gardening in the Highlands, but look no further! The Haliburton Master Gardeners specialize in all things green and growing in Zone 4. Read more about gardening in the Highlands here.
Visit our Resources section to view helpful gardening articles specific to our region. If you have a specific question, visit our Ask A Master Gardener page. For more detailed requests, our Master Gardeners will visit your property for a one-on-one consultation. Request A Consult here.
"LOST" LADY BUGS!
Thursday, July 28
At 8:30AM listen in on Canoe FM as Pauline Plooard talks about our endangered Lady Beetles and how you can help the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust locate them this summer. Get involved! Learn how to help here or download the PDF: Lost Ladybugs.
"Native Plants for Your Property Including Shorelines"
In this temperate region we are blessed with native plants, shrubs and trees. There are many good reasons to maintain a backbone of native plants with the exotic ornamental plants acting as accent or highlight plantings, particularly along shorelines. Use this 75 page directory to identify the natives you have and others you may wish to plant. After you do this go to the Buy Local page and find where you can purchase plants locally and where you can buy large numbers of plants wholesale.
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Knowledgeable about all things green and growing in Zone 4, a small team of Master Gardeners will visit your property, by donation, to advise you on any number of concerns you may have. Good advice can save you hundreds of dollars, time, and heartache.