In Calgary, August is the big getaway month for many families with kids. In fact, the city looks like a ghost town some days. However, in the backyard there is a riot of ripening activity on the vines and in the ground this month. (more…)
If you want to move your entire garden when you sell your home, think again. First, it’s illegal, and second, plants ripped out randomly in summer wilt and die unless pampered.
But what if you have a sentimental piece of grandma’s peony, a special perennial plant or a friend’s perfect poppy? Taking bits and pieces of your garden with you without changing the look of the yard is possible with these tips: (more…)
Do plants really wilt faster during Stampede heat? Or is it just that we are away from home for longer periods, indulging in pancake breakfasts and evening rodeos? If your petunias are panting, follow these tips to keep them alive while you are out enjoying the festivities. (more…)
I walked the dog in a sweater this morning. Soon I will be wearing my down jacket. So, is this all we get? Is it the end of the garden season? No way!
Hold your horses and follow these dos and don’ts to get the most out of our shrinking garden season this month.