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Ep 69 | Plant Daddies

Welcome back to the Helpful Gardeners Podcast! In honour of Father’s Day, we thought we’d take a moment to shoutout the #PlantDads in our lives!   What is a Plant Dad? A plant dad is someone who takes on the responsibility of caring for houseplants with dedication and passion. Similar to being a plant mom, […]

Ep 65 | 8 Planting Errors… And How To Avoid Them

As we’re heading into the highly anticipated planting season, the Helpful Gardeners wanted to send out a little PSA on the common planting errors and how to avoid them. 1. When Planting Directly into a Pot, Make Sure It Has Drainage Holes If you’re creating annual planters this growing season, make sure your pots have […]

Ep 64 | Mother’s Day

Welcome back to the Helpful Gardeners Podcast! This week is a very special week because we’re giving some extra love and appreciation to Garden Mums! Throughout history, the garden has been a powerful symbol of growth, renewal, and beauty, qualities that also mirror the essence of motherhood. MOTHER’S OF NATURE COLIN’S FEATURE: Florence Nightingale BRANDI’S FEATURE: […]

Ep 63 | Climatizing and Transplanting Plants

There has been a word drifting around the greenhouse lately, and it’s “acclimatizing”. What does that mean and how does it benefit your plants especially at transplanting time? Plus, when it does come time to transplant your annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, what is the best way to go about it? We’ll talk about water, […]

Gardening with Grass W/ Sheryl Normandeau and Janet Melrose of the The Prairie Gardener Go-to Series!

This week, we’re visited by two of the coolest ladies gardening in Southern Alberta; Sheryl Normandeau and Janet Melrose! They are the coauthors of the popular “Prairie Gardeners Go To” series! In a digital world full of general information, their books provide specific knowledge for gardening in climates like Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Plus, everything […]

Ep 61 | Ground Cover: How to Benefit from it

What Do We Mean by “Ground Cover”? Ground cover, in today’s episode, is anything covering the ground for a purpose of function or aesthetic. Fabric There are lots of fabric in a typical garden centre. There’s landscape fabric, frost blankets, burlaps, shade cloth, pond liner, etc. For covering the ground, landscape fabric, or weed fabric, […]

Ep 60 – You Bought a New Home… How do you Tackle the Garden?

Are you a moving into a new home and not sure how to approach the garden? One of the helpful gardeners just bought a home and is not sure how to approach their new garden! Learn how to tackle lawn, existing structures/plants, and where to begin.   START INSIDE As a gardener, you most likely […]

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