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Barbara Shorrock

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Barbara Shorrock is a reader, writer, gardener, traveler, ESL coach and retired realtor. She can be found most first Wednesdays at the Queensland Garden Club, which welcomes all gardeners, new and experienced. We don’t care where you live.

Tall Annuals

There isn’t always room in a garden to add more perennials, but something tall may be desired. What can you plant from seed or...

Vertical Gardening

Winter is a time to dream and scheme on the topic of what to do in the garden before Mother Nature turns the page...

Book Review with Barbara

Are you at a place in your life where you are facing a new path? Has a new path been chosen for you by...

Home Library with Barbara

Today I want to introduce you to Brian Moran and Michael Lennington, authors of the 2013 book The 12 Week Year: Get More Done...

Cyclamen and Kalanchoe

As we approach the holiday season I have gifts on my mind. Gardener friends are easier to buy for than non-gardeners, in my experience,...

Your Personal Home Library

When you have an interest in a topic or hobby, it is only natural to read about it, and serious readers all have their...

Front Yards in September

September is a most excellent time of year to observe your neighbours’ front gardens as the success of their efforts is abundantly apparent. If...

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Gardeners have vision. All gardeners, not just the ones we admire and envy. You, me, the neighbour next door. What else would you call...

SOIL

Whether you have acres, a lot, or a balcony with pots, you should be interested in soil. If you grow your garden in pots,...

Tasty Tomatoes

Calgary gardeners love their tomatoes, and can get pretty competitive over size and yield and all sorts of other categories. With our short growing...