The basics

Things to know about gardening before you get your hands dirty

Facts about zucchini

I thought I knew a thing or two about zucchini. But I had questions so I dug around and found some very interesting answers! I even discovered answers to questions I would not have thought to ask! So, in quick…
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Nymphaea mexicana

How to care for water lilies

Water lilies (botanical name: Nymphaea) add beauty to your pond or water garden. They provide shade and shelter for the fish, and they oxygenate the water, reduce algae and act as a natural water filter. Tropical water lilies Tropical water…
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Fun facts about plants, Garden Accents, Garden how-to guide, The basics

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Starting Plants from Seed

Many Canadian gardeners start seeds indoors in January and February — then we’re ready to get out there by the time May long weekend rolls around! When to start seeds indoors 1. Check the estimated last-date-for-frost here: last frost dates…
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Caring for Lilacs

When lilacs bloom in Southern Alberta, it’s usually getting close to the May long weekend. That also means it’s time to get the garden, shrubs and patio plants going. If you’ve thought putting in lilacs but are worried about when…
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Indoor gardening

If outdoor gardening is out of the question, try growing your favorite plants indoors. Once you’ve had a salad made with home grown leafy greens and fragrant herbs, you’ll be hooked on indoor gardening. Best location for your indoor garden…
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Growing tomatoes

When to plant tomatoes The growing season in most of Alberta is about four months (mid May to  mid September) so tomato gardeners usually give their plants a head start indoors. Starting the seeds in March should allow enough time…
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The balcony garden

Living in an apartment building doesn’t mean you can’t surround yourself with the colors, fragrances and the feel of nature, and a balcony  is the perfect spot for a green oasis. Besides the  flowers, veggies, herbs (or all three) a…
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Garden Accents, The basics

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