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  • January 11, 2017
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Eleagnus angustifolia Russian olive is not a common shade tree in my area  It prefers poor soils and does well in waste places and less-than-ideal growing sites  It has nice silvery-gray-green foliage, which makes an interesting accent in a mixed ornamental planting, or as a specimen in areas...

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  • January 9, 2017
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Prunus tenella Russian almond is uncommon in the Prairie landscape and is often mistaken for double-flowering plum  Actually, it’s sometimes mis-labeled as a plum in the garden centres  So I’ve had an occasional argument with people who want me to look at their plum, and when I tell them...

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  • January 9, 2017
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Rose – Rosa cvs and hybrids Wild Rose – Rosa acicularis Rose cultivation and maintenance is branch of horticulture unto itself, and I do not claim to be a rose expert, especially of the plethora of cultivars that are grown on the Prairies  That said, basic rose maintenance is pretty...

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  • January 3, 2017
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Oystershell scale continues to devastate Calgary hedges, and we treated a record number of them in 2016  This trend is likely to continue  It is getting to the point that keeping a cotoneaster healthy in Calgary might not be worth the money or effort for many people  I’ve been telling my...

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  • February 1, 2016
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Eleagnus commutata Native to Alberta, wolf willow is a common site in natural areas such as streambanks, dry slopes, and open fields  It is aggressive and often invasive, and I would not recommend planting this shrub in an ornamental setting  It looks best in its native environment, on...