Monday, 24 December 2018

Vintage Botanical Calendar

Live Laugh Rowe has created and shared a lovely Vintage Botanical Calendar for 2019 (click the link to download a copy).  

While we face the snow and plan our gardens, let these beautiful flowers inspire you!

Happy Holidays everyone! 

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Weed and Wine and Megan's Garden

Fun Times at the Weed and Wine garden meeting! A productive time cleaning the Highlands club house garden, followed by a visit to Megan’s garden.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Lily Love at St. Albert Botanic Park

The Club visited St. Albert Botanic Park this weekend -- just in time to catch the lilies in full bloom! 

Great company and beautiful flowers -- what a combination :)

Photos by Lori.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Building Bee Hotels

Club member Bob opened up his workshop this past Saturday for the club to make bee hotels.

Armed with wood from an old project, and advice and blue print plans from Hal Hopkins, members went to town with the power tools!

Everyone had a great time. When the storm clouds did start to roll in, the builders moved the party into the garage for Rickie's lemon squares and tea and coffee.

It was hard work, but overall a lovely afternoon.

Photos by Erica.

(Above right: A finished bee hotel -- ready for local native bees to check-in!)

(Below: Garden Club builders hard at work.)

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Edmonton Seedy Sunday 2017

It might not look like spring outside, but there's definitely excitement in the air: this weekend is Edmonton Seedy Sunday! 

Seed Swap, free demonstrations and speakers... plenty, whether you're looking for inspiration or instruction! 

Visit the Edmonton Seedy Sunday website for details on demos, speakers, and vendors and the Edmonton Seedy Sunday facebook page for event updates.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

October - Our own seedy exchange

Were you ready for the snow?

As flakes fell, the Highlands Community League Hall felt extra cosy for our October meeting.

Some members were prepared for the snowfall (I was not one of them).  We talked about putting the garden to bed, the great re-jig of the Community Garden (thanks, Ollie!), potential club holiday plans, and some projects for the new year.

With "business" out of the way, it was on to our seed and bulb exchange!

Among the selection were Ollie's tulip bulbs and Cheri's native plant seeds.  Margaret also offered to split her lovely mums (left, still blooming) next spring.  Fingers-crossed this bout of snow doesn't stick around so we can put our new finds into the ground.  

(Below: Our youngest member was not for swap.)

November's meeting will be our holiday / year end celebration.  Keep your eyes on your inbox for an email with more details.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Canada 150

Canada's 150 birthday is next year -- are you planning on making your garden red and white? 

Whether you're going all in or just adding a small patch of our national colours, this might catch your attention: the Netherlands's has created a special commemorative tulip --  The Canada 150. 

Club members were pretty excited about this flower last meeting.  It's certainly pretty with its smooth white petals and "maple leaf" (inspired) red markings.

Photo courtesy: National Capital Commission
To get your hands on some bulbs, check with Home Hardware the exclusive retailer.

For more info about this tulip, photos of Ottawa's spring-time tulip displays, information about Canada-Netherlands connection visit The Weather Network News.