gardening

Jennica Taylor, of Red Deer, started her Daisy and Dill urban farming business and is now converting some front yards in the city into veggie and flower beds. (Photo by Lana Michelin/Advocate staff)

More Red Deerians are turning their front yards into edible gardens

A former nurse is community gardening on multiple private properties

 

City Hall Park is one of Red Deer’s outdoor spaces that will be celebrated during the Year of the Garden. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer proclaims 2022 the Year of the Garden

On your mark, get set — grow

 

City Hall Park is one of Red Deer’s outdoor spaces that will be celebrated during the Year of the Garden. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer proclaims 2022 the Year of the Garden

On your mark, get set — grow

 

Glow Garden

Gardeners: Get your garden glowing with a visit to this Red Deer greenhouse!

Fantastic selection and great prices on hanging baskets, potted vegetables and more

  • May 9, 2022
Glow Garden

Sunflowers: Popular, native and, for some, newly meaningful

Sunflowers: Popular, native and, for some, newly meaningful

This image provided by Jessica Damiano shows a Liatris spicata, commonly called blazing star or gay feather. The plant is a recommended alternative for invasive purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). (Jessica Damiano via AP)

Plant this, not that: Native alternatives to invasive plants

Plant this, not that: Native alternatives to invasive plants

This image provided by Jessica Damiano shows a Liatris spicata, commonly called blazing star or gay feather. The plant is a recommended alternative for invasive purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). (Jessica Damiano via AP)
FILE - The multi-phase Common Ground Garden Project, which is expanding this summer in Red Deer, is located at the former Electric Light and Power site in the southwest corner of Capstone. (Contributed image)

Red Deer projects funded through Alberta’s Civil Society Fund

Urban Aboriginal Voices Society and ReThink Red Deer named funding recipients

FILE - The multi-phase Common Ground Garden Project, which is expanding this summer in Red Deer, is located at the former Electric Light and Power site in the southwest corner of Capstone. (Contributed image)

Want kids to love gardening? Give them a job, seeds, a pass

Want kids to love gardening? Give them a job, seeds, a pass

This March 2021 photo shows various vegetable seedlings maturing indoors under grow lights. (Jessica Damiano via AP)

When to start planting seeds indoors? Check your frost date

When to start planting seeds indoors? Check your frost date

This March 2021 photo shows various vegetable seedlings maturing indoors under grow lights. (Jessica Damiano via AP)
The multi-phase Common Ground Garden Project, which is expanding this summer in Red Deer, is located at the former Electric Light and Power site in the southwest corner of Capstone. (Contributed image).

Common Ground Garden to feed those in need is expanding this summer in Red Deer

A second 10,00-square-foot raised garden bed will be added

The multi-phase Common Ground Garden Project, which is expanding this summer in Red Deer, is located at the former Electric Light and Power site in the southwest corner of Capstone. (Contributed image).
This image provided by Jeff Lowenfels shows an Amaryllis bud stalk with the tell-tale notch on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Jeff Lowenfels via AP)

Showy amaryllis makes a perfect Valentine’s plant or gift

Showy amaryllis makes a perfect Valentine’s plant or gift

This image provided by Jeff Lowenfels shows an Amaryllis bud stalk with the tell-tale notch on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Jeff Lowenfels via AP)
This January, 2022 image provided by Jeff Lowenfels shows clumps of African fountain grass, Cenchrus setaceus, replacing standard lawn grass in Portland, Oregon. Tall, clumping grasses are ideal for reducing the size of lawns, a worthy goal this year. (Jeff Lowenfels via AP)

Resolutions for a generous and green new year in the garden

Resolutions for a generous and green new year in the garden

This January, 2022 image provided by Jeff Lowenfels shows clumps of African fountain grass, Cenchrus setaceus, replacing standard lawn grass in Portland, Oregon. Tall, clumping grasses are ideal for reducing the size of lawns, a worthy goal this year. (Jeff Lowenfels via AP)
This image provided by Robert C. Muschewske/ Summit Images, LLC shows a garden around a single family home in St. Paul, Minnesota. The courtyard shows the entry courtyard, where the landscape suggests an alpine meadow with a meandering stream. The garden in this image was designed and constructed by David Slawson. It was later restored and expanded by John Powell, of Zoen, LLC. (Robert C. Muschewske/ Summit Images, LLC via AP)

Japanese gardens speak to the moment

Japanese gardens speak to the moment

This image provided by Robert C. Muschewske/ Summit Images, LLC shows a garden around a single family home in St. Paul, Minnesota. The courtyard shows the entry courtyard, where the landscape suggests an alpine meadow with a meandering stream. The garden in this image was designed and constructed by David Slawson. It was later restored and expanded by John Powell, of Zoen, LLC. (Robert C. Muschewske/ Summit Images, LLC via AP)
The size of sunflower plant and flower is dependent on the variety and how close together they are planted. (Black Press file photo)

Gardening: Sunflowers one of the easiest plants to grow

Sunflowers are bright cheerful annuals that start blooming in August when other…

  • Sep 2, 2021
The size of sunflower plant and flower is dependent on the variety and how close together they are planted. (Black Press file photo)
Madhav Bhatt, summer student with the Common Ground Garden Project, regularly waters vegetables at the garden in Capstone. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Summer celebration at Common Ground Garden Project

Thanks to garden volunteers and sponsors

Madhav Bhatt, summer student with the Common Ground Garden Project, regularly waters vegetables at the garden in Capstone. (File photo by Advocate staff)
This photo provided by Natt Slober shows members of the community-based Alternatives-to-Incarceration (ATI) initiative who are involved in growing food as well as the peppers for “The Bronx Hot Sauce.” Interest in gardening has grown around the country. And urban gardeners say it’s particularly important for the health and resiliency of city neighborhoods. (Natt Slober via AP)

Power in seeds: Urban gardening gains momentum in pandemic

‘Growing your own food is like printing your own money’

  • Aug 18, 2021
This photo provided by Natt Slober shows members of the community-based Alternatives-to-Incarceration (ATI) initiative who are involved in growing food as well as the peppers for “The Bronx Hot Sauce.” Interest in gardening has grown around the country. And urban gardeners say it’s particularly important for the health and resiliency of city neighborhoods. (Natt Slober via AP)
In this photo provided by Ginny Hughes, a member of the Troy Kids' Garden Learning Community searches for ripe mulberries in the Kids' Garden at Troy Gardens in Madison, Wis. (Ginny Hughes via AP)

Schools find ways to keep gardening lessons blooming

Schools find ways to keep gardening lessons blooming

In this photo provided by Ginny Hughes, a member of the Troy Kids' Garden Learning Community searches for ripe mulberries in the Kids' Garden at Troy Gardens in Madison, Wis. (Ginny Hughes via AP)
Summer student Madhav Bhatt regularly waters plants at Common Ground Garden Project in Capstone. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer vegetable garden grows food for those in need

A collaboration between ReThink Red Deer and the City of Red Deer

Summer student Madhav Bhatt regularly waters plants at Common Ground Garden Project in Capstone. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A well landscaped yard consists of both hard and soft landscape materials. (Black Press file photo)

Gardening: Here are some backyard landscaping tips

A landscaped yard provides extra living space, adds value to the property…

  • Jul 22, 2021
A well landscaped yard consists of both hard and soft landscape materials. (Black Press file photo)
Crabapples will burn if the fruit is in direct contact with intense sunlight. Typically the burn will be a brown colour and found outwards from the tree. The burnt portion will not ruin the apple unless the temperature remains above 32 C for an extended period of time. (File photo by Black Press news services)

Plants can burn: Here’s how to protect them during heat wave

When the temperature is well above the normal range for any length…

  • Jul 8, 2021
Crabapples will burn if the fruit is in direct contact with intense sunlight. Typically the burn will be a brown colour and found outwards from the tree. The burnt portion will not ruin the apple unless the temperature remains above 32 C for an extended period of time. (File photo by Black Press news services)