20 Edible Flowers to Grow in Your Garden

  Looking for pretty plants to grow that you can also eat? Check out our list of 20 edible flowers! 1) Calendula Calendula is an edible herb that resembles a daisy. It provides brilliant yellow colour which can be a great garnish on the plate. It has a slightly bitter, mildly sweet flavour. It also […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Is The Difference Between Organic and Synthetic Fertilizers?

It’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed by all the options in the fertilizer aisle! While it may appear all the packages are repeats of one another, the real difference comes down to the ingredients and how they are sourced. You may notice that one fertilizer for tomatoes has a completely different ratio of numbers compared […]

10 Things to Plant for Successful Late Season Gardening

Once the spring gardening fervor is over and we ease into summer, it’s easy to feel like we missed out if we didn’t get as much done as we wanted in May or June. Not to worry because late season gardening is a thing and we think it’s a thing worth doing! Lettuce – Approx […]

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 […]

What Are Those Three Numbers On Your Fertilizer And How Do They Work?

A selection of fertilizers – which to choose? Why do we need to fertilize? Plants growing wild in nature will receive nutrients from the breaking down of organic material in the areas in which they grow. These materials disintegrate over time releasing nutrition back into the soil. When it rains, those components soak into the […]

10 Gorgeous Plants to Grow for Bees and Pollinators!

Looking for Plants to Grow for Bees? Bringing bees, butterflies and other pollinators to our garden strengthens our local eco-systems and is just a down right enjoyable experience later in the season! Watching bees hum around our garden is like receiving a compliment on our work from Mother Nature herself. If you’d like to grow […]

Top 10 Tough Perennials for Alberta Gardens

A backyard garden space can be elevated to the next level with hardy perennials for Alberta and it’s difficult climate. Perennials are plants that come back year after year. While annual flowering baskets and planters can bring instant colour and pizzaz – perennials build structure and interest in the shoulder seasons as well. The two […]