Bookshelf:

The Alberta Gardener
At last, a magazine produced exclusively for gardeners in Alberta.

Alberta Gardener is your guide to gardening in Alberta. It’s about the plants available here, and how to grow and use them in your garden. It’s about soil and how to improve it, and about making the best of our often dry climate. It’s about putting in a pond, or a path or a retaining wall to enhance your landscape. Above all, it’s about the joy of gardening and the beauty that you can, and so very often do, create in your own yards.

Published by Pegasus Publications Inc., who specialize in producing magazines dealing with readers' interests from a local perspective, Alberta Gardener will follow in the tradition already established by the phenomenally successful Manitoba Gardener and Ontario Gardener.

Two editorial advisory boards, one in the north and one in the south, have been formed to ensure that editorial content is well-balanced in representing the gardening conditions of the entire province. Membership on the advisory boards will be comprised of local gardeners, plant experts and gardening industry people, who will advise the publisher about local conditions, great gardens to feature and where to go for additional expertise.

"Our goal is to provide information that will be useful to all regions of the province," said executive editor Joan Cohen. "We want to ensure that the magazine is not dominated by one region over another." The magazine will be headquartered in Red Deer at the offices of the Prolific Group, a Pegasus Publications partner.

Alberta Gardener will feature both annual and perennial plants and their cultures, information on trees and shrubs, beautifully illustrated Alberta garden stories, material about local birds, planting guides for various Alberta regions on everything from water, to shade to xeriscape gardens, information on plant disease and insects, and a host of other interesting and informative features.

"Our philosophy is to produce a magazine of relevance to local gardeners," said Ms. Cohen. "We know that growing in Calgary is not the same as growing in Edmonton and neither have the same conditions as Vancouver or Toronto. We are committed to providing Albertans with local content that has real meaning and context right where they live. We like to make our magazines so useful and interesting that readers will read them from cover to cover. We insist on entertaining and well-written articles full of really helpful information, not just fluff -- and we even enjoy adding a little humour from time to time."

For information call

Joan Cohen

Executive Editor

(204) 940-2715



  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row