A Calgary Garden is about the seasons. Gardeners in Calgary should make the most of each season and appreciate what it can do for their Calgary Garden.
Passion is a word that could define a Calgary Gardener.
On the other hand, spring is when Calgary Gardens come alive again.
We only have short season to enjoy our gardens in Calgary. So as a Calgary Gardener, I like to make the most of the short gardening season.
The warm smell of lilacs permeating many Calgary Gardens on a nice spring day is what I look forward to every year. A passing bee loves to stop from flower to flower collecting nectar from a favorite Calgary garden.
The sometimes drawn out but mild Calgary winters are for reflection. Once should pay attentions to ambitions and desires during the off season.
Ecosystems come alive as vibrant colors re-emerge with only a small number of Garden plants.
Your pets suddenly have more energy as you let them outside to play around the garden, on a warm spring day in Calgary.
Oh yes, spring. It is a wonderful thing.
Calgary has a growing season of about four to five months. When winter hits, Calgary and city gardeners are used to a phenomenon called a Chinook.
Chinooks are good in the sense they save the people of Calgary really cold winters, but they are bad for Calgary Gardens. Plants in a typical Calgary Garden will get tricked into thinking that it is summer before being hit by really cold spells. This can be no good for plants in any Calgary Garden.
Cedars are one particular Calgary garden plant that should be wrapped with burlap if you want any hope whatsoever of survival.
A gardener friend of mine once told me that winter was invented so gardeners can decide what they want to do next spring. I believe it.
As well, with all of this, Chinooks cause plants to dry out. The warm blowing air quickly can remove an insulating blanket of snow and dry things out pretty quickly.
After the winter season in Calgary, spring arrives and gardens rejoice with life once again.
As a Calgary Gardener, I have learned like all seasons. This includes winter and the so called dreaded Chinook.
We must all celebrate and enjoy the off season so that we can get back to the basics and have fun designing the Calgary Garden space for the next coming season.
Or maybe if it is winter, get some indoor plants and create an indoor Calgary Garden!
The newly formed plants again have life, completing the cycle of another year.
Every year that goes by seems to go faster than the last!