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Author: Jennifer Cordingley


What’s Growing On at Blue Grass

February 28, 2020

Balzac Billy kicked off this month with a prediction of an early spring at our annual Groundhog Day Pancake Breakfast. While the temperatures have been mild in the Calgary area, we all know anything can happen over the next few weeks. As the countdown to spring is well under way, many of you have popped […] Read More
Indoor Gardening

Time for Reflection

November 6, 2017

Snow, winter white, cold temperatures and quiet weeks; November is here! It feels like it has come upon us quickly, with fall colour and Halloween already in the past, although it seems like just yesterday that we were having fun smashing pumpkins, enjoying fall colour walks and still playing in the garden. November tends to […] Read More
Garden Tasks

As The Season Turns

October 2, 2017

Following a beautiful weekend among the fall colours of Banff, I was certainly not prepared to see the snow that had befallen us overnight here in Calgary. I am sure that I’m not alone in not being ready for winter and still have plenty to accomplish in the yard before it’s ready to be put […] Read More
Fall Decor

Seasonal Offerings

September 11, 2017

How quickly we are back among the late summer, and early fall days of our short garden season. A cool and wet spring led the way to the record breaking temperatures that we are still experiencing. The lack of late season rain is showing on many a garden, park and landscape. Trees are yellowing early […] Read More
Garden Decor

Hazy Days of Summer

August 3, 2017

Call them lazy or hazy days of summer, we’ve been enjoying plenty of good summer heat this season. Unfortunately, our hazy days are due to the BC wild fires, as along with the warm weather our natural landscapes are susceptible to high fire hazard. Please be extra careful and pay attention to fire bans and […] Read More
Big Blooms

Summer Lovin’ and a Little Maintenance

July 11, 2017

Gardens in summer are a sight to behold, and this season has been no exception. It has been a banner summer for big blooms from iris, peonies, roses, lilac, ninebark and many more. Perennial borders are stunning, following the nice heat we’ve had the last week or so. Keeping things watered has been challenging but […] Read More

Garden Season in Full Swing

May 30, 2017

Finally, we’re into the full swing of the garden season! Mother Nature was sure slow to get us started this year, impatient gardeners everywhere are now well into getting gardens planted, creating beautiful patio containers and tending to perennial and shrub beds. Weeding, watering and adding plants has become part of daily routine. Watching skies […] Read More
Fully Stocked

April Showers Bring May Flowers

April 30, 2017

Let’s hope that all our recent moisture in April will produce fantastic floral results. Leaf and flowers buds are lying in wait, ready for some warm temperatures to burst into botanical beauty. All of us are itching to get into our gardens and start cleaning, creating and growing. Our Greenhouse, Garden Centre and Tree and […] Read More

Promise of Spring Has Green Thumbs Tingling

January 19, 2017

As the depth of Winter starts to let go of it’s hold and the days get slowly longer, the promise of an early spring has green thumbs tingling. Christmas has finally been put away and plants in the Greenhouse are starting to flourish, seed racks have hit the Garden Centre floor and spring garden décor […] Read More

Hopping Into Spring

April 9, 2017

Wow, suddenly spring is upon us! With a bit of a later start than last year, signs of spring are showing up all at once. Prairie crocuses are waking up among the dead grasses in various parks around Calgary, trees are quickly budding up, tulips and spring bulbs are well on their way and temperatures […] Read More