Weathering the Storm
We have certainly seen our share of unpredictable weather so far this month. Although the moisture was a welcome sight as our gardens and crops started to grow in the Prairies, we are quickly reaching a saturation point that has us now praying for a little more sun and warmth. Along with the dampness, the […]Read More
The sound of lawnmowers, sprinklers and singing birds have heralded in today’s sunny, blue sky morning. Neighbours are busy tending to their gardens and lawns after a busy few weeks of getting things planted and ready for summer. With the first official day of summer just a week away, there is still is plenty to […]Read More
The Power of Perennials
A perennial plant can be defined as any plant that returns each growing season. It may be short-lived or long-lived depending on its classification, climate it’s grown in, growing conditions and how it’s treated. Ultimately a perennial emerges in spring, grows and flowers throughout the growing season, dies back in fall and winter, then returns […]Read More
Get Ready, Get Set, Get Gardening!
The official start to Prairie gardening is finally, or suddenly upon us depending if you’re ready to get growing or not. In Calgary and area, we have approximately 115 growing days, which is calculated from average last frost dates in spring to first frost dates in fall. At Zone 3, pushing to Zone 4 we […]Read More