Latest articles from Saskatchewan Perennial Society

Peonies; divide and conquer

by Sara WilliamsSaskatchewan Perennial SocietyPeonies have adorned our prairie farmsteads for over a century. They are well-behaved, long lived (sixty years in not unusual),...

A look at container gardening

By Grant WoodSaskatchewan Perennial Society“Container gardening” is not a new method of gardening, but it has become quite popular in recent years. Plants, annual,...

Common Garden Vegetable Pests

-by Jackie BantleSaskatchewan Perennial SocietyAlong with the success of growing a vegetable garden often comes the challenge of managing pests.  There never seems to...

The Care and Pruning of Grapes

by Sara Williams and Bob BorsSaskatchewan Perennial SocietyThis is the second part of an article on grape growing. For part one, see the June...

Rugosa Roses: what’s not to love?

By Bernadette VangoolSaskatchewan Perennial SocietyFew roses are more rewarding than the Rugosas (Rosa rugosa). Beginning gardeners can enjoy these robust additions to the perennial...

How Sweet it is to Grow a Northern Strawberry

by Jackie BantleSaskatchewan Perennial SocietyWild strawberries have been eaten by people around the world since ancient times.  The modern strawberry that is popular today,...

Lilacs grow a-plenty on the prairies

by Sara WilliamsSaskatchewan Perennial Society“When Lilacs last in the dooryard bloomed…” – Walt WhitmanI think I had memorized Walt Whitman’s poem long before I...

Grapes (Part I)

by Sara Williams and Bob BorsSaskatchewan Perennial SocietyThere are few if any commercial vineyards on the Prairies but walk down the back lanes in...

Lilacs grow a-plenty on the Prairies

Sara WilliamsSaskatchewan Perennial Society“When Lilacs last in the dooryard bloomed…” – Walt WhitmanI think I had memorized Walt Whitman’s poem long before I ever...

New and under-used deciduous trees, part two

by Sara WilliamsSaskatchewan Perennial SocietyLooking for trees that are a bit unusual but have been tested for winter hardiness on the prairies? As I...