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Xeriscaping: Maximizing Your Yard for Drought Tolerance

What It Is: Xeriscaping is a technique that reduces the need for supplemental water in a landscape or garden through plant choices and placement.  What It Is Not: Xeriscaping is not just a barren scape of cactus and gravel. It’s not “Zero-scaping!”   Selecting...

Selecting, Maintaining, and Pruning Fruit Trees

Cannor Nurseries Edmonton offers many varieties of fruit trees that can be successfully grown in Zone 3. Selecting A Fruit Tree An important factor to consider before selecting a fruit tree is whether it is self-pollinating or requires a compatible-pollen variety to...

Herbs in the Landscape

In the Middle Ages, herb gardens were designed as enclosed gardens with hedges or fencing to keep out animals and other intruders. They grew herbs primarily for medicinal or culinary purposes, though some were for personal uses like masking odors in lieu of bathing,...

Pruning 101: Why, When, and How

The first question to ask yourself before even picking up your pruning shears is: “Why am I pruning this?” Knowing what you hope to achieve by pruning a tree or shrub is important.  It gives you a basis for why, when, and how much to prune or even...

Smart Pots: A Smart Solution to the Problems with Planters

We love ceramic containers and pottery.  Don’t get us wrong.  But they are not always the most practical.  They are awkward to move, don’t provide any advantages to your plants, are fragile, and often crack in our cold Alberta weather. We...