Now Available!

We are excited to announce that our 2023 calendars have been printed and are available through the Society’s office. Email or call 403.287.3469 to buy a copy. Calendars are only $15 each. The calendars are filled with information about what can grow in Calgary gardens. The photos and tips were contributed by members of our gardening community.

You can arrange to pick up the calendar or have it mailed for an addition $5.

Series of calendar photos: cover, back page, January, and Perennial Plants of the Year

The Theme

For 2023, the theme for submissions was Society’s Perennial Plant of the Year (PPOY) and Bulb of the Year plants. They could the designated plants or plants contributors felt performed so well in their gardens that they should receive the designation. Contributors were also asked to provide growing tips for the plant they photographed and general Calgary and area growing tips.

We requested photos of one of the Society’s PPOY plants growing in local gardens that were putting on a fabulous show. Contributors could also submit photos of other perennials that have been amazing year-after-year that could be proposed as a PPOY. Along with the photos, we asked for key growing tips.

Thank you to our contributors

The Society extends a heartfelt thank you to the members of our gardening community who contributed to this project:

Barb Angel, Barbara White, Carol Moore, Cathreen Chow, Denyce Lundeen, Donna Heerensperger, Elaine Haggith, Gail Harrison, Jeanne Gonnason, Jessica Dubiel, Kath Smyth, Lea Ann Triska, Linda Wilson, Lisa Ammirati, Margaret Jarratt, Myra Paulson, Petra Lange, Rosemary Bennett, Rosemary Griebel, Stacey Hiew, and Verena Kuret.

Perennial Plant of the Year and Bulb of the Year.

Visit the Perennial Plant of the Year page under the Resources menu of our website to learn about the selection criteria and the designated plants.

The plants selected for Bulb of the Year also have a webpage under Resources. Bulbs had been included in the PPOY, but now are a separate selection.

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