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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Properly Plant Trees & Shrubs

Don’t have time to read all the words? The quick and dirty: Dig the hole no deeper than the root mass and 1.5 – 2 times as wide. Place the plant in the center of the hole. Back fill with amended soil. Add some form of nutrients or fertilizer. Water really well! (You want water […]