Quick Guide: Companion Planting

Companion planting is when two or more plants are grown near each other to benefit one of those plants or both. This is done as a tried-and-tested method to reduce pests, attract pollinators, and boost growth! Continue reading for a quick breakdown on some common companion planting methods and examples. Benefits of Companion Planting: Deterring […]

Plant List: Plants Deer Choose Last

Deer – one of the most challenging garden pests to control. While some gardener’s have found success using deterrents like PlantSkydd or Bobbex, those solutions require diligence, and they come with their own downside (um, no one loves the smell). For a more ‘natural’ approach, many gardener’s choose to design their yards with trees and […]

Plants for Your Shady Spots

It’s a common gardening frustration: “Nothing will grow there!” If you have a north facing yard, an awkward shady corner, or a side-bed that gets almost no sun, you probably know the feeling. You’ve tried plant after plant. Some of them die right away. Some of them show promise for a little while, but eventually […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Build Your Own Succulent Box

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ok, so who can resist a cute little succulent centerpiece? Putting together your own, customized succulent arrangement is super quick and easy to do, plus you get the satisfaction of applying your own creativity to a living decoration for your home. Here’s your quick, 6-Step Guide for building your own succulent box: Step 1: Prepare […]