Garden

Knowing what to plant and where to plant it is just half the battle when you are trying to build a beautiful landscape.

Debbie loves gardening and has had the pleasure of learning from and interviewing gardening experts for various assignments. She enjoys working in her own garden and volunteers on the Communities in Bloom committee in her community.

Best Blooms – Food for Thought Magazine – Spring 2005

Best Blooms – Food for Thought Magazine – Spring 2005

Discover what's hot in Alberta gardens for the 2005 season.
Spring has sprung and there's no better time to begin planning your garden space for the upcoming growing season. With its many soil types and various climates, there's always something new in Alberta gardening and this coming season promises a greater selection of new plant varieties and innovative techniques than ever.

How Your Garden Grows - Food for Thought Magazine - Summer 2006

How Your Garden Grows - Food for Thought Magazine - Summer 2006

The warm sunshine of early summer carries with it the promise of long days spent outdoors. But it's hard to enjoy your yard if your garden is a mess. It's time to transform that dreary landscape into an oasis of relaxation that reflects your own personality. But how? It's a daunting task – most of us aren't sure what to plant or where to achieve the desired effect. Jim Hole's new book may have the answer.

Great Garden Escapes - Food for Thought Magazine - Summer 2005

Great Garden Escapes - Food for Thought Magazine - Summer 2005

Wandering through an enchanted garden and discovering a special shade of green that was long buried under a blanket of winter snow is one of the great pleasures of our short summer season. And while you can derive a great deal of satisfaction from digging in your own backyard, a visit to one of Alberta's public gardens is an opportunity to be both inspired and to learn a thing or two. Many public Alberta gardens are dedicated to both horticultural research and public education - cataloguing diverse collections, conserving rare species and even discovering new varieties of plants. They are also unique expressions of art, nature, and culture that provide an oasis of escape and rejuvenation for visitors.