This hands-on workshop will focus on transplanting seedlings, divisions and cuttings. Dress for outdoor work. Members $25, non-members $35. Contact email@example.com to register. Discussion will include: Optimal conditions for growing-on seedlings Transplanting and...read more
Thursday May 10, 2018: Jay Akerley (Vancouver) “Western Cordillera Plants for the Western Canadian Garden”
Jay will discuss montane and great basin plants from the Southern Rockies to Western Canada. He’ll focus on genera native and familiar to us in Western Canada, such as Penstemon, Eriogonum, Castilleja and the hardy cacti, etc - but with the added twist of the many...read more
Build your own trough from a fishbox or other Styrofoam container. These troughs are light-weight but mimic stone, and are suitable for planting alpines outdoors. Wear old clothes and bring work gloves. We will be working outside. Instructor: Irena Burns Cost: $25...read more
Calgary Rock & Alpine Garden Society (CRAGS) is a group interested in growing alpine plants in Calgary’s challenging climate. Alpine plants are perennials found near or above the tree line in mountainous areas.
Why garden with rock and alpine plants?
- compact size means more variety in a small space
- hardy plants, well-suited to Calgary’s climate
- unique and diverse plants from the mountain regions of the world
- small troughs or large crevice gardens can be showcases
- native plants support pollinators
- use of rocks and alpine plants is inspired by nature
Join CRAGS and learn from interesting speakers about plants, garden design, and travel by plant-lovers, enjoy workshops to advance your gardening skills, be inspired by local garden tours (members only), get friendly advice and support, and make new friends in a small club.