Alberta Yards & Gardens: What to Grow

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Alberta Yards & Gardens: What to Grow discusses what grows best in Alberta, whether it be:
  • ornamental trees and shrubs
  • small fruits and berries
  • flowers
  • vegetables
  • herbs
  • water plants
The hobby gardener and the serious horticulturist need help dealing with Alberta’s challenging growing conditions, in either large rural gardens or small city gardens; this resource can provide that support. Colour-coded charts provide a wealth of information.

236 pages


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Woody Ornamentals
Home Landscape Planning and Design
How to Plant
Pruning Notes
  • Basic Pruning Principles
  • When to Prune
  • Deciduous Trees
  • Coniferous Evergreens
  • Vines
Browning of Evergreens
  • Autumn Needle Shed
  • Drought Damage
  • Winter Injury
Recommended Trees and Shrubs
Recommended Trees and Shrubs - chart
Height Selector Chart
Flowering Crabapples
Flowering Crabapples - chart
Winter Hardiness
Planting and Growing
Roses - chart
Tree Fruit
Fruit Production
Recommended Tree Fruit
  • Apples
  • Apples - chart
  • Apricots, Pears & Plums
  • Apricots, Pears & Plums - chart
Bush/Small Fruit
Getting Ready
Recommended Bush Fruit
  • Sandcherry Plum Hybrids
  • Bush Cherries
  • Sour Cherry
  • Currants and Gooseberries
  • Other Berry
  • Grapes
Native Fruits
  • Saskatoon
  • Chokecherry
  • Pincherry
  • Buffaloberry
Recommended Small Fruit
  • Lowbush Blueberries
  • American Highbush Cranberry
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
Annual & Biennial Flowers
Planning Flower Beds
Starting Transplants
Handling Seedlings
Planting and Maintenance
  • Wintering Indoors
What to Grow in Alberta
Annual Flowers - chart
Speciality Gardens
Container Gardening
  • Considerations
  • Planting
  • Ideas for Container Gardening
Butterfly Gardens
  • Choosing a Site
Bird Garden
  • Set-up
Water Gardening
  • Water Gardening - chart
  • Wintering Aquatic Plants
Spring Flowering Bulbs
  • Selecting Bulbs
  • Location
  • Planting
  • After Flowering Care
  • Tulip
  • Narcissus
  • Crocus
  • Scilla
  • Other Spring Flowering Bulbs 42
Summer Blooming Bulbs
  • Gladiolus
  • Tuberous Begonia
  • Dahlias
  • Cannas
Planting a Perennial Bed
Winter Care
  • Iris
  • Lily
  • Garden Chrysanthemum
  • Peony
Ground Covers
  • Description
  • Growth
What to Grow in Alberta
Perennials - chart 156
  • Grading
  • Timing
  • Starting Seed
  • Feeding
  • Mowing
  • Preparation
  • Laying Sod
  • Initial Care
  • Feeding
  • Mowing
Recommended Mixtures and Rate of Seed Application
  • Where Lawns Can Be Watered
  • Where Supplementary Water Is Not Available
  • Low Maintenance Grasses
  • Extra Protection
  • Planting Tips
Selector Charts for Planting by Date
Vegetable Planting Information - chart
  • Recommended Vegetable Cultivars
Herb Gardening
Planning and Planting
Propagating Herbs
  • Steps
Harvesting Herbs
Preserving Herbs
Herbs - chart

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This information published to the web on May 1, 2001.
Last Reviewed/Revised on January 21, 2019.