Our new place has a much bigger garden than our previous townhouse.
It did not sink in how much more so until we brought some of our precious plants from the townhouse to the new garden. The chunk of garden at the top of the yard held what was already… more »
The University of Calgary Community Garden is holding a Seedy Saturday this year on March 25 at the Montgomery Community Centre. It seems to be some sort of deal where folks sell and exchange open-pollinated seed, with an eye towards foodstuffs.
There… more »
This is a great book for fans of carnivorous plants.
I got my first interest in gardening going to the horticulture department of UBC as a little kid, and the Venus Flytrap was definitely the main thing that got me hooked.
I've tried raising them i… more »
We were going back out to D'n'A Gardens for to get Dena some more Martagon Lilies. However, despite our best efforts on the road, we made it in time, technically speaking, before closing time, but at a mere eight minutes before closing - I surmise they'd… more »
We set out early on Saturday, dropped the doggles off with Dena's parents, and headed north on Highway 21 to Elnora. Our destination: D'n'A Gardens, purveyors of prairie-hardy fruit trees.
Highway 21 passes by a few small towns. One we passed by was… more »
I picked this up on sale; a quick flip through the book gave me an inkling is was a good book. Indeed, it is.
Bob Flowerdew, with his all-too-appropriate-sounding name (though a web search turns out other people with the same last name) is a popular o… more »
As far as Calgary garden centers go, I really like this quirky, small garden center out in Bowness.
It's shocking how much the employees like plants. No, love plants. I swear they'd take them all home if they could. They can identify most plants at te… more »