Acadia Community Garden & Art Society
Those of you who read this article regularly – and that’s all of you, I’m sure – may have noticed that we’re pretty keen about gardening. It’s true, we love to garden. We could likely talk about it day and night, month in and month out. But I’m going to tell you a secret: we like other forms of art too. It’s true! And now I’ve got to ask, are there any quilting fans out there? Continue reading “Hello Acadia: April Issue”
Whether you call them water-wise, drought-smart, or xeric, methods of gardening that contribute to the conservation of water are essential to ecosystem preservation on a global level. Let’s face it, we’re seeing an increase in the desertification of land and freshwater rationing in many parts of the world. The writing is on the wall and we’re going to have to learn to embrace techniques to save this precious resource before it’s too late.
Fortunately, as gardeners, this is well within our grasp. Continue reading “Hello Acadia- January Issue”
Happy New Year Everyone!
On this very snowy January 1st, after you’ve shovelled your walk, and perhaps your neighbour’s too, why not kick back with a cup of coffee/tea/nog, grab a nearby gardening book, and settle in for a nice day’s read.
What sort of book will you choose? The latest gardening magazine? The seed catalogues that might be piling up around you? Perhaps you’ll delve into permaculture, explore cottage gardens, or plan to graft a franken-apple tree (please do this!) Continue reading “Happy New Year with Xeriscaping”
(photo taken from the City of Calgary website, see link below)
If you have a Mayday, Schubert’s Choke Cherry, or any other tree/shrub from the Prunus family, you’re likely familiar with the Black Knot Fungus issue in Calgary. It’s ugly, it spreads quickly, and it looks like cat poop on a stick (cannot be unseen)!
It’s easy to see now that the branches are bare so once you spot it, it’s time to act.
To celebrate another amazing season, with all of you, our gardening buddies and social friends, we’re giving away this amazing book by Lori Weidenhammer, “Victory Gardens for Bees”.
As you know, Pollinator Gardens are a focus of ours and this book is getting some pretty incredible reviews! It’s chalk full of practical tips, planting plans, and care techniques. You’ll LOVE it!
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This month there’s no preamble – no pithy story to serve as an introduction. This month we’re serving up a chaotic buffet of facts.
Here are the 10 Random Things that Calgary Gardeners Ought To Know:
1. Your Zone changed.
You used to be a Zone 3. Now you’re a Zone 4. The world is now your oyster. Continue reading “Hello Acadia – November Issue”
Enrichment of the Native Plant & Pollinator Garden:
Worldwide, pollinator populations are in decline. At the Acadia Community Garden & Art Society, we’ve made it a priority to raise awareness around this issue by creating a pollinator-friendly habitat and growing space for all of our neighbours, whether they walk on 6 legs or 2. Continue reading “Grant Contest Deadline October 10th, Vote Now!”
Click for a list of native Calgary plant species.
Continue reading “List of Plants Native to the Calgary Area”