Stuck between a rock and a hard place, is where your alpine plants should be, not your gardening progress! Join other CRAGS members as we share our problems and solutions related to rock and alpine gardening in this challenging Chinook climate.

Our next meet-up will be hosted by Patti O’Keefe on Thursday, February 27 from 7 to 9 pm. There will be discussion focused on CRAGS favourite sources, including rock, sand, soils, potting materials and seed. This event is open to members only and there is no cost. Tea and water provided. Please reply to this email if you plan to attend and the address in SE Calgary will be supplied.

You are encouraged to bring your questions and a few photos of your garden that would provide context for your queries, and remember to add in a few shots of your favourite plants. Spaces are limited and filled in succession by email replies to

This is part of a new CRAGS program of informal get-togethers meant to bring experienced and novice gardeners together to share questions and stories. This is an opportunity to:

  •     Ask for solutions to your gardening problems.
  •     Hear what works and what doesn’t work.
  •     Share your successes.
  •     Grumble about the weather.
  •     Bounce your ideas for new garden spaces off those who know.
  •     Learn more about plants that interest you.
  •     Get to know other members.