Tall Larkspur

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These wildflowers grow throughout the area. Tall Larkspur on the left and Fireweed on the right. The Tall Larkspur prefers moist to wet conditions so this summer is perfect for it! The Fireweed is quite prolific and aggressive.

Alberta Wild Rose

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We have a lot of Wild Roses (aka Rosa acicularis aka Prickly Roses) spread across the property. The wild rose became Alberta’s floral emblem in 1930. They are quite hardy and do well every year. They come in various shades … Continued

Have snow?

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No problem, Edmonton will send snowplows! Gotta love Alberta. Edmonton sends 30 plows to Calgary to help with the heavy snow – with Oilers Flags too! Additional trucks from Red Deer, Okotoks and Medicine Hat helped with the snow removal. … Continued

Wild Berries

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We have a variety of wild plants on our property. This time of year the berries are starting to ripen. The Wild Strawberries are small and hug close to the ground. They do well in the spots cut low by … Continued

Heat Warning

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Last week we had a rain warning combined with a wind warning. This week the weather has changed and we have heat warnings! From Environment Canada: Alerts for: Westlock – Barrhead – Athabasca 3:37 PM MDT Wednesday 20 June 2018 … Continued

Still raining

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We’ve had rain and high winds, with power out for 20 hours last night. Couldn’t even BBq for dinner as the rain was coming in sideways underneath the shelter. The plants don’t mind, except for the trees. A few down … Continued