First speakers in our Garden Speaker Series April 20, 7:30 PM

Siberian squill
Siberian squill Scilla siberica by Schnobby CC BY-SA 3.0


I went for a stroll through the Parkdale Garden and Gathering Place today and was delighted to see the vivid deep violet-blue nodding blooms of the Siberian squill that Yvonne planted for us last fall. As you drive in almost any Calgary neighbourhood you can’t miss these early bloomers even though they are not tall – the intense blue grabs your attention.

All of our perennials in the community garden seem to have done well this winter. They are thirsty now so it will be time soon for our perennials team to get together at the garden.

We are fortunate in Calgary’s Parkdale neighbourhood to have a number of forsythia with their branches covered in yellow blossoms. We have Nanking cherry, daffodils, creeping phlox, hyacinth and crocus in bloom now. The anemone, prairie crocus and double blossom plum are budding. Do you have a plant in your garden and you are not sure what it is?

We’re on Twitter ParkdaleGardenYYC @ParkdaleGarden and Facebook at the Parkdale Community Association and Instagram at parkdalegardenyyc Upload your photo and maybe we can help. Perhaps you would like to share your best photos of Parkdale early spring flowers with a creative commons license?

Small Space Gardening with Dani and Leigh Smythe from CROP

On April 20, 2016 at 7:30 PM Dani and Leigh Smythe from CROP will be presenting “Small Space Gardening” – the first in the monthly Garden Speaker Series. This talk will be held at the Silver Springs Community Centre5720 Silver Ridge Dr. NW.

More information about Dani and Leigh

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