• Facebook Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon

Chelsie's Garden SOIL-utions

November 9, 2019

It is with great pleasure for me that I have once again started collecting and using natural greenery from what is cut by arborists and home owners around the city and creating beautiful outdoor artwork for your home. Just this past Tuesday I collected up cedar tips as...

February 17, 2019

Winter tends to be a nice break for gardeners, especially here in Calgary. The snow and cold make it impossible to do any weeding, for example, so we must abide and learn to relax and simply look forward to the next season. But by about January 15th, gardeners start to...

February 17, 2019

"Tree school” as Peter Wohlleben says in his book, The Hidden Life of Trees, “teaches that trees grow straight and tall with branches coming out at predictable intervals. Roots stretch out perfectly below.” When you enter a forest, you will notice exactly what Peter is...

November 8, 2018

Low sun afternoons in Calgary with crisp blue skies and some white fluffy stuff underneath really make me excited about Winter Planters! I met with an arborist yesterday who had a giant pile of branches he had recently cut while pruning for clients. He said "help yours...

January 10, 2018

  1. Thou shalt not harm any bugs, even if they seem to be causing trouble. There is a bigger picture, which is hard for us to understand, but the greater your garden’s diversity (both in plant material and critters) the better. Bugs will look after themselves, so you d...

January 10, 2018

I was shocked to see that for the second time in as many years I had cause my vermiculture worms some major trauma. This, after having the worms for 8 years previously without any drama. The problem? I was starting to come up with my own ideas, I was starting to experi...

January 10, 2018

OK, I think my title for this blog is creative and witty, and I did manage to get a laugh out of entomologist Ken Fry when I told him my title. He too understands that what I say is true and has written in his book "Nothing grows in isolation". You alone, cannot grow a...

February 10, 2017

In the 1950’s children were able to identify on average 25 native plant species. Today, kids can identify 0 plant species, but up to 50 different corporate logo

February 6, 2017

A Boost of Eco Therapy for Nature-Starved Calgarians

Too many hours spent indoors or in low winter light may be making Calgarians feel starved for

a boost of “eco therapy”. Expert gardener Chelsie Anderson can teach Calgarians how to grow two indoor crops right now using...