Roses for Alberta

Just one quick sniff of a tea rose can make anyone feel soft and fuzzy inside. Oh, how we wish we could grow tea rose gardens in Alberta! Unfortunately, the…

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Fall Cleanup 

Autumn is a good time to enjoy the cooler days, to reflect on your garden’s successes, and to begin getting ready for winter.  Good fall prep gives a jump start…

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Tips on Making Cut Flowers Last

Summer is the time when we can cut our own fresh flowers and grace our spaces with the colors of the garden. Delphiniums in blue, Dianthus in pink, Salvia &…

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Canadian Classic: Hollyhocks

Because hollyhocks have graced country and cottage gardens across this country for so long, one would think that hollyhocks are native to Canada.  Interestingly, though, they are not.  Hollyhocks actually…

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May 23 - Stressing out - geranium bud death

Stressing Out: Geranium Bud Death

Geraniums (aka Pelargoniums) are colorful, hardy, easy to grow, and well adapted to our Edmonton area climate; but at times they can be puzzling, especially in early spring when they…

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