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NEW: Terrarium Workshop!

Friday, June 30th, 2-3PM in the Floral Studio

Interested in starting a terrarium? Looking for a fun activity to do with a friend or family member? Love crafting? You're in luck! The Floral Studio at Hole's is offering a Terrarium Workshop Friday, June 30th from 2-3pm. Let our experts guide you through the proper terrarium building techniques, providing tips and tricks to ensure your terrarium will remain healthy and long-lasting. Everything you need to start a terrarium is included in this workshop, so you're guaranteed to leave the studio with a terrarium you can show off!

  • $79/person
  • All workshop supplies included

Spots are limited, so book today! Call 780-419-6800 (9am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday) to reserve your spot.

Best Millenium Ever

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Asparagus is one of my favourite vegetables and one of the first vegetables that we can harvest from our gardens (especially if it's been established in your garden for a few years).
 
But choosing the best varieties of asparagus is the crucial first step for ensuring that you get the high yields of these delicious spears.
 
The two varieties that are high up on my list are: "Jersey Knight" and "Millennium." Both of these varieties are "male clones" which means that flower and fruit production is minimal when the asparagus plants mature.
 
Flower and fruit production may not seem like a big deal when it comes to asparagus spear yield, but anytime a plant makes flowers or fruit, energy must be "robbed" from other plant parts like spears and shifted to the reproductive structures of the asparagus plants.
 
Jersey Knight and Millennium are both excellent, high-yielding varieties but I give the edge to Millennium for patriotic reasons: Millennium is a Canadian variety that was developed at the University of Guelph in Ontario while Jersey Knight originates from the U.S.  We have both varieties available now as well as a number onions, garlic, potatoes, & artichokes.

~Jim Hole

p.s. This weekend, I'll be speaking at Canada Blooms in Toronto giving presentations on fusion gardening, soil, and garden myths. If you're in Toronto, I'd love to see you there. 

Back in Edmonton, my next upcoming workshop will be on Saturday, March 28th and is called "Container Planting with the Experts." We have a few spots left, so if you'd like to learn about container gardening, register here before it fills up.

Get The "Dirt" On Soil! Workshop

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So you want to grow some veggies, herbs, flowers or trees? Healthy plants start with healthy soil and smart planting techniques help get the most out of your garden investment. Join Jim Hole to learn about building the right soil for your plants, and when and how to plant for optimal growth.

The Get The "Dirt" On Soil workshop will be taking place this Saturday at 11am inside the Moonflower room at the Enjoy Centre. Tickets are $10 each, and can be purchased in our online shop or at Hole's on Saturday. Space is limited, so we recommend purchasing a ticket online in advance.

Parking is free, and the lunch and coffee bars will both be open. If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at  780 419-6800 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)