Bug Series: How to Deal With Thrips

Thrips – a word that makes any houseplant collector shudder. These tiny bugs are primarily a problem indoors, where they are protected from predators and the elements, but they are common pests to vegetable and fruit garden as well. The bad news is, just a few thrips can do a lot of damage. The good […]

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 […]

Six things to consider when gardening in Alberta

We have a saying here in the greenhouse and that is: “Alberta is one of the most challenging places to grow plants.” We stick by it too because there are so many factors that can impede our progress year round when gardening in Alberta. But who among us isn’t up for a good challenge? Our […]

Quick Guide to Christmas Tree Care

Who doesn’t love the smell of a fresh Christmas Tree in their home for the holiday season? They’re fun to pick out, and make the perfect touch to your Christmas atmosphere… but having dried up pine needles all over your floor and stuck to your beautifully wrapped gifts is less than desirable. This quick guide […]

Choosing a Home for Your New Houseplant

Bringing home a new plant is always a fun and exciting event! But we know that we aren’t alone in standing in our homes with said new plant in our arms, looking for a place to stash it. Where will it go? A little consideration of your space and your plant will mean the both […]

How To: Re-potting your indoor plants

Fall is a fantastic time for re-potting your houseplants – especially if they did a lot of growing over spring and summer! When Do You Know It’s Time to Transplant Plants to a Larger Pot? As your houseplants grow larger, the roots might start to grow through the drainage holes or bind up in the […]

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 […]

How to Keep Hanging Flower Baskets Looking Great all Season!

Flower baskets and planters always look incredible in the greenhouse but how do you keep them looking that way all summer long? While they live here at Anything Grows, these plants have ideal conditions – loads of light and someone dedicated to the task of watering them the second they need it. Not to mention […]