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Reducing Fertilizers

Fungal spore & threads
Pine Seedling
Root colonized by mycorrhizae
Root without mycorrhizae

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Reducing fertilizers

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The Scarboro Garden Scene – Indian Summer beauty

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The Scarboro Garden Scene – Growing Grape Vines

Larch Hills Vineyard
Larch Hills Vineyard
Larch Hills Vineyard
Valiant Grapes
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New Guide Books for Gardeners

Lyndon Penner’s recent books can benefit us all. Two are reviewed here: The Chinook Short Season Yard (2014), and Garden Design for the Short Season Yard (2015). Both have great pictures and many ideas to share. The Short Season Yard’s first 131 pages are easily read and informative – the other 104 pages illustrate a great variety of perennial plants, trees and shrubs. If you only read part of the book, look at the chapters on location and soils. A word of caution: the text was prepared before Calgary was recognized as being in plant hardiness zone 4.

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June

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Fall reflections on the summer of 2016

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Fall reflections on the summer of 2016

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Fall reflections on the summer of 2016

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Fall reflections on the summer of 2016

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U of A Devonian Botanical Garden

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U of A Devonian Botanical Garden

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Mild winter, early spring – and their positive and negative consequences

a tree with bananas at the top
a flower that smells like a corpse
a place with geodesic domes
cherry blossoms

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Mild winter, early spring – and their positive and negative consequences
We know we had a mild and short winter, the results of which brought a happy early spring and blooms: it delights many of us as we take in the sweet perfume of the lilac or mayday blossom, and the sight of apple, pear and cherry blossom, the very early double-flowering plum. Not only were there early blossom on trees and shrubs, but perennials such as hepatica (liver leaf), blood root, and annuals such as Iceland poppies.


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