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  1. Jas Nijjar says:

    I wanted to know if the honeyberries would grow in the rainforest where I live (vancouver,bc). Which varitey would be ideal for my area.

  2. Ron McLeod says:

    Hi Dave ,
    I am newly retired and now have time to do things I never took the time for in the past. I want to grow a mini orchard and personal greenhouse in East Central Alberta (Wainwright). Am I crazy? Is it possible? I have light land, sandy with some clay. Rolling land with small hills. I want to grow a variety of fruit trees and some ornamental. One S.E. facing hillside is my preference. Any Ideas are greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Ron

    • Dave says:

      Ron: Not crazy at all! A great starting place would be to look at the U of S fruit program. Whatever they do there, you should be able to do at your place!

  3. Teresa Mason says:

    I bought a kit at Canadian Tire with a varity of bulbs it’s called Butterfly Garden Kit and a Hummingbird collection. My hubby built me a flower bed so all the dirt is fresh ( not frozen) I live in northern Alberta , FAIRVIEW I checked the forecast and apparently our crappy weather is done till fall?? lol is it correct, I haven’t the faintest idea??
    I’m wondering if it will be ok if I plant the bulbs in my new flower bed??
    Thank – You

  4. Jackie says:

    Hi! I’m a new gardener :) This may sound a bit stupid…I bought two Tundra Honeyberrys last night and realised my mistake this morning, that I need a different variety. Could you recommend one? I’m new to this and do want the fruit production. Also, could you briefly explain pollinators (which I thought were bees and insects as opposed to plants).

    Thank you.

    • Dave says:

      Jackie: Berry Blue is a good pollinator for the U of S haskaps. Haskaps need another variety of haskap to cross-pollinate with. The bees do the pollinating – but varieties that can cross-pollinate well are called pollinators.

  5. karan says:

    I just bought a house in grande prairie with good size of yard.I want to grow vegetable and flowers too.could you please guide me.what kind of flowers and vegetables are good according to the climate of grande prairie.

    • Dave says:

      Karan: As far as vegetable gardens go, likely you can grow most everything in Grande Prairie that you can anywhere in Alberta. It’s the perennials that you need to be careful with. Be sure to choose shrubs and flowers that are hardy to at least zone 3a or 2b. Most nurseries can help you with that!

  6. Callie says:

    Hi Dave,
    I live near Pine Lake as well….I am having trouble deciding which vines I should be planting and where I should plant them. I have;
    A north facing trellis with only earl morning sun and a bed below with moist soil, about 10 feet high
    A south facing trellis (on my barn) about 6 feet high with all day sun and a large planter below
    And two small pot trellis that sit in full sun on the front step that are 3 feet high.
    Any suggestions what would be best in these spots? I have thought about some Cathdral Bells, morning glorys, Sweet peas, or honey suckle vine. Maybe also a black eyed Susan?
    I the past I have tried a clematis on the north facing trellis but have not had any luck with it coming back the next spring for three years in a row now. Thanks in advance for your help!

    • Dave says:

      Callie: It is tough to find a climbing plant that thrives in the shade – but a kiwi might just be what you need. It can handle partial shade and there are some varieties that are very hardy. If it were me with a south facing trellis against a barn, I’d sure plant grapes. As for the other smaller ones, any of those you mentioned would be fine – depending on your preference!

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