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Hanging Basket Care

Hanging baskets are a gardening trend that have stood the test of time and passed with flying colours””literally! Find out our favourite flowers for hanging basket arrangements, and how to care for them.

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Container Garden University: Basic Elements

Container Garden University: Basic Elements By Rob Sproule The Biggest Flower Doesn’t Always Win The Structural Basics The “Thriller” The “Filler” The “Spiller” “Gardening has always been an art, essentially.” – Robert Irwin Like all

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Best Perennials for Pollinators

Best Perennials for Pollinators By Rob Sproule Salvia Monarda (Bee Balm) Thyme Hollyhocks “The hum of bees is the voice of the garden.” – Elizabeth Lawrence We all love bees, but getting them into your

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Container Gardening Trends

Container Gardening Trends By Rob Sproule Colour of the Year Water Garden Containers Succulents Galore “The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Gardening is, at once, unchanging, yet always in motion. The essentials

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Heat Waves

Heat Waves By Rob Sproule “¨When to Water, and When Not To Keeping Roots Cool Minimizing Heat Stress When a heat wave hits, it’s not just humans and pets who get uncomfortable. Prolonged high temperatures

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The “Other” Pollinators

The “Other” Pollinators   By: Rob Sproule Hoverflies Butterflies Other Bees We’ve heard about the honeybees. But what about the other garden superstars giving us apples and strawberries and cucumbers? It’s easy to attract them

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Gardening with Native Grasses

Gardening with Native Grasses By: Rob Sproule Grasses, Grasses, Everywhere The Benefits of Grasses Best Varieties for Alberta “The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious,

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How To Plant A Container Garden

How To Plant A  Container Garden by Rob Sproule So you wanna plant a container garden? It can be intimidating, especially if you’ve been  surfing the net looking for inspiration on professional gardening sites.  Stop

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Gardening in the Heat

Gardening in the Heat by Rob Sproule When the summer mercury rises, it’s not just humans and pets who get uncomfortable.   Heat waves bring a lot of stress to gardens, but there are easy

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Late Summer Garden Care

Late Summer Garden Car by Rob Sproule Replace Tired Plants Give Existing Annuals some Maintenance Plant Fresh Vegetables It’s a sobering fact that, with our short seasons, Alberta gardens tend to peak at the end

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Native Plants in Alberta

Native Plants in Alberta   by Rob Sproule   Gardening is as much work as you want to put into it.   Savvy gardeners know that the secret to having a stunning yard without spending

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