Category : Gardening Information

Clematis Pruning: A,B, or C?

Clematis Pruning: A,B, or C?

So, you’ve bought a clematis, and you’re confused about how to prune it? Newly planted clematis vines should be pruned to the lowest pair of strong buds after their first winter

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Growing Orchids: The Basics

Growing Orchids: The Basics

So, you bought an orchid, or received one as a gift. What now? What are orchids? If you purchased an orchid in a store, chances are it’s an epiphytic  orchid.

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Composting: The Basics

Composting: The Basics

What is compost? Compost is produced when organic matter slowly decomposes in aerobic conditions. It is the dark, spongy, earthy-smelling component of soil often referred to as “humus”. Compost adds nutrients

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How To Use Zeolite

How To Use Zeolite

Zeolites are minerals derived from volcanic origin in and consisting of about 50 elements. It contains an array of basic minerals that were spewed back to the earth’s surface in a volcanic

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Seed Starting Dates for Calgary

These dates are assuming first frost-free date is June 1st (check in late winter when the last frost is expected to be). Plant (Veggie/Fruit) Start inside or outside Approx starting

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Guide to Tomato Varieties

Guide to Tomato Varieties

Tomatoes are a favourite of our customers here at Garden Retreat. Here is a quick handy reference for the common tomato varieties (many of which we carry). For a guide

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