Growing plants at home is a great passion. Many enjoy nurturing plants and tending to shrubs and flowering beds. In Calgary, Alberta, many nurseries supply healthy saplings to homeowners. These plants thrive in the climate and are usually locally sourced. Here at Flower Chix, we pride ourselves on providing the best locally sourced plants. Given below are two such gardens and nurseries that sell the best plants in Calgary.
Country Gardens & Nursery
The Country Gardens and Nursery is a seasonal farm in Calgary. It is open from April 1st to August 31st. This nursery is accessible especially to people living in West Calgary and it provides hardy, good quality plants that will thrive in home gardens and greenhouses.
In Springbank, located on the foothills of Alberta, Country Gardens and Nursery offers plants that are grown from seeds, good quality cuttings or barefoot, ensuring that all are extremely well-nourished. From garden decor, and pots to different types of soil and fertilizers, the nursery is well-stocked at all times.
- Types of Plants
Country Gardens and Nursery has annuals, perennials, different kinds of roses and shrubs as well as herbs and vegetables. Their tomatoes are very popular with regular customers.
The annuals are usually grown from seeds. The gardens are constantly in bloom with these beautiful plants and grow best in cooler temperatures. The annuals that Country Gardens and Nursery sells include bedding plants like Pansy, Petunia, Begonia, Cosmos, Snapdragons, and Verbena.
You will also find basket stuffers like English Ivy, Asparagus Fern, as well as double impatiens. There are also several potted plants available like Geraniums, Dahlias, and Sunflowers.
If visitors wish to buy perennials that live for about a couple of years, then the Country Gardens and Nursery has a great range. Plants like Yarrow, Iris, Lavender, Foxglove, Poppy and daily Lily are lovely perennials that grow well in the Calgary climate.
Shrubs like Barberry, Dogwood, Hydrangea, Juniper, Ninebark, Elderberry, and Lilac are also available. The rose plants of Country Gardens and Nursery are also very popular. They are known to grow strong and large with beautifully formed petals.
Country Gardens and Nursery also sells Basil, Cilantro, Fern Leaf Dill, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme. They also grow vegetables like Kale, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Peppers, Lettuce, Onions, and Chicory which are fresh and organic.
Tomatoes are of great quality and variety which includes Brandywine Red, Early Cascade, Gold Nugget as well as the Rio Grande, and the Sub Arctic Maxi. All these herbs, vegetables and especially the tomatoes can be great additions to a kitchen garden or a vegetable patch.
- Other Services
Country Gardens and Nursery has different kinds of soils as well as fertilizers. Visitors can buy organic, vegan and non-organic fertilizers depending upon which plants they wish to grow.
The organic fertilizers like organic bloom enhancers, and organic rage plus help to grow healthy flowering plants while the calcium essential ones are best for vegetables.
There are also non-organic, non-GMO fertilizers available.
The Bowpoint Nursery is a family-owned nursery, just outside the town of Calgary and is owned by Keegan and Lindsey Sontag. They nurture the plants on their own and weed them by hand, making sure that each plant gets optimum nourishment and love.
The nursery has a wide range of plants that can be used to decorate small yards as well as large lawns. The Bowpoint Nursery grows woody plants that are native to Southern Alberta. These plants are resistant to drought, can tolerate most insects, and are more resistant than other plants towards Chinook and different kinds of diseases. In Calgary, such woody plants can fit into the ecosystem of gardens very easily, capable of surviving in the climate of Southern Alberta.
- Types of Plants
At Bowpoint Nursery, Calgary residents who wish to grow strong, healthy plants at home, can buy plants like Alder-Leaved Buckthorn, Aspen, Balsam Poplar, and the Paper Birch, along with Bog Cranberry, Bracted Honeysuckle and bunchberry, as well as the Russet Buffaloberry.
The nursery also grows different types of willow trees like Pussy Willow, Sandbar Willow, and Silverberry or Wolf Willow. One can also find saplings of Wild Red Raspberry, Yucca, Tamarack, Western White Clematis, and little Blue Clematis, Rocky Mountain Maple, Prairie Rose, Low Bush Cranberry, as well as Labrador tea.
- Other Services
The nursery also sells grass seed and firewood. The sheep’s fescue bunchgrass grows in thick tufts with bluish-green leaves. Bowpoint Nursery also has its own blend of grass seed known as the Eco-Grow Lawngrass. The firewood available is a mix of spruce, poplar, apple, and birch.
Bowpoint Nursery offers seasonal workshops to visitors. Their winter cuttings workshop is one such event. Participants can help in harvesting boughs and stems of trees like dogwood, willow, birch, and ponderosa.
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