Thursday March 11 2021: Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed/Ben Hartney on Native Plants for the Calgary Alpine Garden
Zoom Conference: Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed and Ben Hartney will discuss Alberta native plant species of interest for use in alpine gardens in the Calgary area. This talk will also focus briefly on the importance of gardens for pollinator habitat. Latifa and Ben will give...
In late summer of 2017, CRAGS member Yaro Horachek joined his Czech friends Mojmír Pavelka and Vladimír Staněk on a seed collecting trip to Tian Shan and Pamir mountains in Kyrgyzstan. They spent three weeks there, circling the small very mountainous central Asian...
Rob Staniland, one of our club's most experienced rock garden builders, will talk about the basics of building rock gardens in Calgary. We are also scheduling workshops with Rob with both online and hands-on components, depending on weather and Covid restrictions, so...
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.