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Autumn Colours

Posted on September 28th, 2018

I don’t know about you but I am certainly grateful autumn hasn’t completely eluded us! I wanted to fully embrace the change so I thought I’d do a little research on why the leaves change from green to; yellow, red, orange, gold, purple and warm brown. In Edmonton, we mostly get gold and emerald colouring our… Read more

Orchids – The Problem Child

Posted on September 21st, 2018

Famously difficult to keep, and famously sought after. Featured in hundreds of paintings, and occupying the many lobby spaces downtown. We talked about Orchids at our last staff meeting, learned some history, and discussed care practices. Orchids are every technician’s FAQ, both for us and from the people admiring our Orchid displays. The truth about… Read more

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…Winter

Posted on September 14th, 2018

In honour of the cold weather that has descended unwelcome upon the city, today we will discuss the effects on plants. Heating, low light, drafts, and dry air can and will all affect the plants around you. Here’s how we deal with these issues. Warning; a lot of it comes down to waiting it out. Too… Read more

Edmonton’s Urban Blooms

Posted on September 8th, 2018

With warm weather forecasted this weekend, what better way to enjoy the last days of an Edmonton summer than taking a stroll of some urban blooms? Let’s take a tour of some of our favourite sites around the city!  Let the Tour Begin! Beginning at the leg, where the Province of Alberta has done some… Read more