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How To Get Rid of Garden Slugs
How To Get Rid of Garden Slugs

Is your Alberta garden plagued with slugs? Are unsightly holes disheartening your hostas?

In this blog, we will talk about the life cycle of slugs, where slugs typically live, how slugs damage plants and share some simple and effective ways to get rid of slugs in your garden.

3+ Easy Ways To Get Rid of Scarlet Lily Beetles
3+ Easy Ways To Get Rid of Scarlet Lily Beetles

Scarlet lily beetles (lilioceris lilii) – also known as red lily beetles or simply lily beetles – are pesky little offenders that can wreak some serious havoc on your garden. Today, we’re explaining the life cycle of lily beetles as well as our foolproof way to get rid of lily beetles naturally. 

How To Plan A Garden: An Easy 4-Step Guide
How To Plan A Garden: An Easy 4-Step Guide

Have you ever set out to do anything without having a strategy?  And how did that work for you?  Just how many trips did you take back to the store to get supplies?

Strategizing for anything you’d like to accomplish is always a good idea.  In this blog we will talk about why planning a garden is a good idea and talk about steps in planning a garden.

 

Bringing Dahlia Tubers Back to Life
Bringing Dahlia Tubers Back to Life

Join us as we dialogue about when to plant a dahlia tuber, how to plant a dahlia tuber, how to care for a dahlia as it comes out of dormancy, and how to care for dahlias during the summer.

How to Use Supplemental LED Grow Lights
How to Use Supplemental LED Grow Lights

For plants, light is life.  Light is the crucial element for their growth – if we didn’t have light, we wouldn’t have plants. In the north where we live, adequate lighting from natural sources for growing plants can be hard to come by.

In this blog we will talk about photosynthesis, why supplemental lighting for plants is necessary and new trends in LED lighting for horticulture.

 

How To Easily Overwinter Dahlias Indoors [Canada]
How To Easily Overwinter Dahlias Indoors [Canada]

Wondering how to overwinter your treasured dahlia flowers?  Today, we’re sharing two simple methods for overwintering your dahlia tubers indoors during Canada’s cold winter – both for those grown in pots and those grown in the ground.

Unwinding Fertilizer Numbers
Unwinding 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.

What Growing Zone is Edmonton?
What Growing Zone is Edmonton?

Explore the history of horticultural zones, what horticultural zone Alberta is, what growing zone Edmonton is, how horticultural zones benefit the home gardener, and some hardy perennials for Edmonton’s horticultural zone with us in this blog.

How To Grow Tomatoes in Alberta
How To Grow Tomatoes in Alberta

Tomatoes are probably the strongest draw for the non-gardener to venture into trying to grow something because there really is nothing like a fresh tomato.  Tomatoes are originally native to the tropics, producing smaller berry-like fruit than we know today. Here are a few tips on the environment of their choice and care.

The Differences Between Annuals and Perennials
The Differences Between Annuals and Perennials

For the beginning gardener, putting the different pieces of the gardening puzzle together can be confusing. This blog will highlight the basic differences between annuals & perennials.

The Ultimate Guide To Pruning Raspberries [Alberta]
The Ultimate Guide To Pruning Raspberries [Alberta]

As the growing season winds down, that prickly patch of raspberries is screaming for attention. To be able to prune raspberries correctly, understanding their life cycle makes the task so much more bearable. Here are a few tips on raspberry pruning.

Fifteen Fab & Faithful Perennials
Fifteen Fab & Faithful Perennials

Below is a list we have compiled of zone 3 and 4 perennials that day in and day out, season in and season out have proven to be good performers for our locale here in the greater Edmonton area.

Shade Solutions
Shade Solutions

There Is Life After Shade…

Shade  is one of the gardening areas that people struggle with the most, and we receive the most questions about it in our retail sales greenhouse.  The shade garden is a unique garden and can happen in unexpected places, like under a heavily foliage tree in the middle of a sunny yard or next to a building or under a pergola. We have a few ideas with how to tackle this area, starting with the structure of a perennial garden, filling it in with annuals, and we also a few tips on care.