The gardening season is not over yet! Some short season annuals, veggies transplants and a vast array of native plants can still be planted and you can reap the rewards! From pollinators and edibles to wetland and woodland, we have it covered! We are deep in growing, workshops and nature hikes so updating our inventory on the website has been a struggle over the summer. If you see something not listed or out of stock, just ask. We may have some that we haven’t had a chance to post.
Though this summer has been exceptionally hot, dry and smoky we are optimistic that remainder of our growing season can still be great in so many ways! Try plants that use less water like Mediterranean herbs or are naturally adapted to the conditions we currently have like many of our prairie species. Perhaps create a wetland to increase moisture retention and help the wildlife that rely on them. While you go about your gardening tasks, give our Regenerative Landscapes podcast a listen. Myself and 2 of my friends and colleagues tackle an array of subjects relating to regenerating our landscape including specific native species, how the extreme weather conditions we are facing are related to climate change, and what you can do to help address this. We try to educate and engage our listeners with a down to earth style and possibly some humour? Lol! We’ve even recorded our own music for the intro/outro (and no, we are not professional musicians)! Please go to Dawn’s Blog, Podbean, Apple, Google, Spotify, Iheartradio, or wherever you find your favourite listening platform to subscribe, download, share and like our episodes.
I have also started adding a short description section to each of our available plant species to help give you some quick info. Things like light and moisture requirements, blooming period, mature size, and special qualities will all be listed here for your convenience to make your decision making process a little easier. Please be patient as this upgrade will take some time, since I will be doing it all myself at this point! The same goes for inventory updates as I wear many hats and this time of year becomes even busier for me. If there is something you don’t see or have a question about don’t be shy! Please message me or send an email and I will get back to you asa I can.
Now, step through our gates and we’ll open your senses to an ancient but newly rediscovered world of plants including local Alberta grown natives, cold hardy edibles, and healing herbs.
Medieval Manor Gardens provides plants for commercial projects like landscaping and reclamation, and retailers such as garden centres. We are also looking for restaurants, microbreweries and other specialty food and beverage producers that would like to add some local, unique and/or wild fare to their creations. Throughout the COVID 19 crisis we are offering online purchasing and doorstep/tailgate delivery to retail clients including native and cold hardy edible and medicinal plants, baked goods, as well as our own excess garden bedding out plants. We are now booking for outdoor, socially distanced guided hikes and workshops with limited numbers so check out our events page and on Facebook!
Virtual tours, online workshops and videos are works in progress but will take time to develop.
Stay safe and thank you for supporting local business and for going back to your roots to grow your future,
Owner and creator of Medieval Manor Gardens