Perennials give structure to a flower garden and never cease to fascinate they wake up in spring from a long winter’s nap. Each perennial offers colour and texture in their season of bloom – delve in and see what splendid choices we have for our zone 3 and 4 gardens.
8+ Ways to Manage Hollyhock Rust Infections
Hollyhock rust infections happen worldwide, causing spotted, lacey foliage in varying degrees of breakdown. If your garden is facing a rust infection, there are several
Understanding Perennial Seasons of Bloom [+ Perennial Flowering Reference Chart]
Perennials play a distinctive role in the flower garden. Sometimes it can be difficult to understand perennial seasons of bloom and how different perennials work
How to Get Rid of Scarlet Lily Beetles
Scarlet Lily Beetles are incredibly destructive bugs. Scarlet Lily Beetles can rapidly defoliate patches of lilies in mere days, and they have been spreading from
7+ Simple and Effective Ways for How to Get Rid of Slugs
Garden slug problems can be frustrating, and they can suck the joy out of gardening as they can quickly become an issue if not dealt
How to Prepare Perennials for Winter
Perennials are the backbone of the home garden. They provide a backdrop and structure to the yearly ebb and flow of annual and perennial blossoms.
How to Grow Hydrangeas on the Canadian Prairies and Other Zone 3/4 Locations [+Free Hydrangea Reference Chart]
Finding shrubs for cool, shady, damp garden spaces can be challenging. Hydrangeas are an excellent solution for this environment! If you’re looking to grow hydrangeas
How to Grow Healthy, Happy Hollyhocks
Hollyhocks are an Alberta perennial garden standby, but growing Hollyhocks can be challenging, so let’s talk about them. This blog will discuss the following: Why
The Complete Guide to Raised Bed Gardening
Raised bed gardening is a fantastic way to improve your gardening success, especially in colder Zone 3 and 4 climates like Alberta. I have put
11+ Practical Tips for Starting Plants from Seed
How do you start plants from seed? I am in awe of how plants unfold from seed to maturity. I like to say it’s magical,
Strategies for Dealing with Black Knot Fungus
Have you ever gone for a winter walk only to look up into a tree to see the UGLIEST, black knobby growths on its branches
What are Plant Hardiness Zones and How Do They Work?
Plant hardiness zones are a powerful tool for professional and home gardeners. I always use them to help guide perennial plant choices for my garden.
How to Grow Daffodils
Daffodils are one of those quintessential spring flowers that ring in the spring. Once you learn how to grow daffodils, you’re almost guaranteed a beautiful