Now posting from the Chinook belt!

All the posts up to this point have originated from Edmonton, Alberta, which seemed really far north to me (sorry Grande Prairie!). However, a recent move has brought us to southern Alberta. Although my new garden isn't quite so far north, growing in this climate is pretty similar and, in some ways, even more challenging. The extensive snow cover we previously enjoyed gave us some success with perennials that are less hardy; the freeze-thaw cycles here cause more damage to plant roots. 

So, for anyone still reading this blog, expect more posts soon about our new raised beds, fruits and ornamentals. Our new house has a much bigger yard (but not huge), so we can try a few more things here. For now, plant catalogues are providing the winter entertainment, so here are links to a few of my favourites for browsing that have a good selection and great photos!

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