QuickGuide: Starting Your Seeds Indoors

Alberta is not known for having an extensive growing season… which can make it difficult to grow some vegetables, herbs, flowers, or other garden plants from seed to maturity! With only 3-5 months of decent weather to grow in (depending on the year), most gardeners ’round here need to get creative. A quick and easy […]

How to ‘Chit’, Plant, and Grow Potatoes

Quick Bookmarks: How to Chit Potatoes What does it mean to ‘Chit’ your potatoes? Chitting is a very easy step you can take to give your seed potatoes a leg up for our short growing season. While not absolutely necessary to see success in growing your potatoes, we do recommend it – Here is how […]

Your Complete Spring Yard Prep Checklist

Every spring, there are a few of those early days when the sun peeks out, the air warms up, and the snow melts. Gardeners begin to stir and wrestle with the temptation to get gardening, despite their better judgement – after all, the widely touted “False Spring” is an Albertan specialty! Though the ground may still […]

How to Grow a Micro-Clover Lawn

Growing a lawn is becoming less of a societal-must-do and more of a ‘well, I need to put something here‘ question of sustainability and maintenance. Traditional grass lawns require regular upkeep, watering and fertilizer, and that’s something many people just aren’t that interested in doing anymore. What are the alternatives to grass? Here are some […]

7 Ways to Have a Beautiful, Prairie-Hardy Yard (With Plant List!)

Looking for the Plant List? Scroll to Bottom.   Spring is here, and many of us are hovering over our yards, waiting to see what survived the prairie winter, and what didn’t. Our chinook-y winters and dry summers can make it challenging to have the yard of your dreams, but with the right plants, and […]

Your Complete Fall Cleanup Checklist

Jump Ahead to Free Checklist Download Autumn has arrived, and when the air gets crisp and the leaves begin to turn, gardeners can expect to enjoy a spectrum of beautiful fall colours. This short ‘season’ usually lasts only week or two here in Alberta, and once it’s passed, many gardeners and homeowners are left with […]

Spring & Summer Outdoor Watering Guide

We get a lot of questions from well-intentioned gardeners down here at the greenhouse –  vivid descriptions of ‘problem plants’, pictures of sad shrubs, and even bags full of fallen flora will often accompany these advice-seekers, and HANDS DOWN, the most common cause of death-and-disease for outdoor plant care is: wait for it… Not. Enough. […]

Easy Fruit Tree Pollination Guide – Apple, Plum, Cherry and more!

You may be surprised to learn that we can actually grow a good variety of fruit here in our Prairie climate! However, with the many genuses and varieties of fruit trees, pollination for fruit production can get complicated quickly. We wanted to take the complexities of cross-pollination and make it simple for you, with our […]