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Sun May 6, 2018: Workshop on Propagation Methods

This hands-on workshop will focus on transplanting seedlings, divisions and cuttings. Dress for outdoor work. Members $25, non-members $35. Time:  11am to 3pm. Contact president@crags.ca to register. Discussion will include: Optimal conditions for growing-on seedlings...

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Sat May 26, 2018: Workshop on Styrofoam Trough Building

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...

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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.
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