When living in the Northern part of Alberta, before you can make decisions about what to grow in your garden you should take some time to plan.
The very first thing you should know is what growing zone you are in. The government of Canada’s Plant Hardiness Map (above) is helpful to figure this out.
Or… we here at Dunvegan can just tell you:
Grande Prairie is Zone 3 Beaverlodge Zone 3 Fairview Zone 2-3
Peace River Zone 2-3 Valleyview Zone 3
After you know what growing zone you are in, you can then find plants that suit your area. Every plant identification tag should have growing zones marked on it for that particular plant.
When temperatures are dipping down to minus 35 and 40 you may begin to wonder what plants can handle that kind of cold. The good news is LOTS! From flowers to fruit trees there is a wide range of flowers, plants and trees to choose from.
The Friesen family has been growing in the Peace Country since 1952, when Chad Friesen’s grandfather opened a commercial vegetable garden. Through trial and error, patience and pruning, the expertise at Dunvegan gardens through the Friesen family is second to none.
We pride ourselves in having a selection of plants that will not only grow in Zone 3 but will also thrive.
We would love it, if you want to stop in and talk to us about your garden, no matter what time of year it is, we are always ready to chat.