To learn more about plants native to Alberta, please visit the Alberta Native Plants Council’s website – https://anpc.ab.ca/
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”
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”
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.