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Dec. 04, 2019 | Donna Balzer

December in the garden: Grow better in Calgary's southeast

If you are a Calgary gardener looking to find a better place to grow in the city, take a closer look at properties in the southeast.

Tiny changes in elevation and orientation can alter the microclimate of a garden. Donna Balzer / For CREB®Now

May 04, 2017 | Donna Balzer

Shelter from the storm

Avid gardeners should consider elevation, climate and soil before buying a new home

As many Albertans know, we can get some really nasty hail storms. Years ago, when we lived in Airdrie, my kids got pelted by golf-ball-sized hail walking back from school. They survived, but my garden wasn't as lucky; the hail had stripped leaves off trees and pummeled my native orchids into the dirt. After nine years in Airdrie, it was the final straw. We listed the house and moved back to Calgary.

Thankfully, garden enthusiasts can now look up factors that impact their garden, such as elevation, before buying a house. Other factors that affect a garden, like soil and microclimate, can be changed, but elevation is fixed. If you are a gardener looking to buy or sell in a satellite community, here are some gardening tips to consider:

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