Hello Acadia- April Issue

Most gardeners in Calgary are familiar with peonies (or paonies). They’re long lived, fairly disease resistant, sport a wide variety of showy flowers, and like our climate.

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Hello Acadia Article May 2016


Article published in Hello Acadia for April 2016 by gardener and writer, Joanne Klein:

Hello Acadia article for May 2016:

It may not be an actual jungle out there, but it might as well be.

Animals, including humans, have it easy. Most of us have legs or some other method of propulsion. If we’re attacked, we respond with movement. Plants don’t have the same luxury. If they’re attacked, they have to resort to things like chemical warfare or the deployment of insect armies in order to retaliate. Actually, we humans may have more in common with plants than originally thought.

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Now is the perfect time to inspect your Cotoneaster hedges for the dreaded Oystershell scale

Symptoms & Signs: you’ll notice a zillion little squiggly lines on the bark (that’s the scale the bug hides underneath) and if it’s extreme, parts of your hedge may not develop leaves, or worse yet, die altogether.  Continue reading “Now is the perfect time to inspect your Cotoneaster hedges for the dreaded Oystershell scale”