The problem with gardening in Calgary is that a lot of information that's available out there is just not appropriate here. We're "special"! ;-) Here's the last month's online gardening "news" which I think contains useful information pertinant to our Calgary conditions.
(If you follow me on facebook you would have seen these in "real time".)
from Not Another Gardening Blog:
Good Lines mean Good Designs - Comprehensive info on garden design themes using lines! I took a class from Sue last year - she is an expert at this stuff.
from the Garden Professors:
Why oh Why returns! - Itching to get to the garden center in a few weeks? Don't let this happen to you! In my own anecdotal experience, these problems are much more prevalent at big box stores than good garden centers.
from A Way to Garden:
Tomato 101 - Everything you need to know about growing tomatoes!
Cream-of-the-crop vegetable gardens - Time to start planning my veggie garden for this year! Mine won't be as fancy as these, but it's fun to dream.
Vertical Gardens Raise the Limits for Landscapes - Some beautiful photos and surprisingly practical information here. And wow, love those Terra Trellises!
8 Space-Savvy gardens - Some inspiration for small-space gardeners here, including an Alberta balcony garden!
Great Design Plant: Ornamental Allium - I love ornamental alliums (and so do my kids -they make great magic wands!). Purple sensation does especially well in Calgary. Make note and plant some in fall!
Top 30 planters - DIY and recycled - There are some neat planter ideas here! I have a lot of tree stumps in my yard leftover from some tree removals and I'm thinking about trying to make the tree stump planters this spring. I might paint some pots, too.