Last week, I discovered (to my horror) that some insects were eating our roses and rose buds! Our neighbour gave us some tips and suggested we visit greengate garden centres in South West Calgary to see what the experts may suggest to solve our problem.
And when I asked a staff for help, she suggested we talk to Troy, one of their rose experts. Upon seeing pictures of the bugs that were eating our roses, Troy immediately identified that they are Rose curculio (also here and here). Tory then suggested a things we need to do to try to handle the bugs, without using chemicals and even without buying anything from the store! (see these pages) Troy suggested hopefully those methods should work and we can check with him again if our problems get much worst and he has other things we can try.
Before we left, we saw a copy ofgardensense, a 100+ pages booklet full of good flowers and plants information published by greengate, and a friendly and helpful staff got us a copy to bring home. To gardeners, gardensense has many useful information and I am happy that I asked for and got a copy.
I don’t put ads on my blog. But when a store does thing right like greengate, I am happy to blog about how great they are. Free of charge! If you live it Calgary and love flowers and plants, visit greengate and check them out.