Collecting & Storing Seeds

As summer winds down, next spring is already on our radar.  We begin to think about which plants worked well and which ones would like to preserve and do a…

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How to Weed a Garden

If there is anything that can ruin a great gardening experience, it’s weeds.  What was full of promise and hope becomes a mass of unbridled growth and disorganization. According to…

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Crazy for Cucumbers

Like tomatoes, there are few foods out there that taste better than a fresh garden grown cucumber.  Cucumbers require some finesse to grow because they are a tender crop (they…

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Canadian Classic: Delphiniums

Canada Day long weekend is at our doorstep and each year we like to highlight a Canadian Classic plant.  So, for this year, let’s talk about Delphiniums and describe who…

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Fertilizer Review

Unwinding The Fertilizer Numbers

Fertilizer can be confusing.  The sheer quantity of brands and mathematical combinations can be dizzying.  Let’s spend some time unwinding fertilizer and hopefully, the numbers will begin to make sense.…

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Infilling With Edibles

Incorporating edibles into your landscape is a creative and fun way to add texture and literally flavour to the garden.  By the middle of June, you should now have a…

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June 20 - growing a pollinator garden

Growing a Pollinator Garden

Much has been in the news about creating garden environments that provide pollinators, especially bees, with plant accessibility.  Pollinators are not just bees and wasps, but include flies, moths, bats,…

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LadyBugs

Ladybugs, with their fire engine red & black polka dotted wings have been loved for generations of gardeners in the country & the city alike.  They have been written about…

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Delphinium Worms

Delphiniums are a reliable, tall and stately perennial for Edmonton gardens adding a nostalgic cottage flair.  Their blossoms come in 4 main colours of white, and shades of pink, purple,…

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