Big News for our gardens in 2020
All American selections is an independent non profit organization that determines which varieties of flowers and vegetable can be named as AAS winners and sold in greenhouses and mail order catalogues using that designation. Only the best of the best are awarded that title.
Our gardens were entered into a contest they were holding this winter and
The Hamlet of Gray has won the last five years worth of their winning seeds, many varieties not available to the public yet. And as long as we keep up the gardens, put their markers on the new varieties we are growing and submit pictures of their winning varieties, and let them link the photos to our website, we will be supplied the newest varieties as they become available, twice a year....indefinitely.
There are a network of nearly 200 dedicated AAS gardens in North America, that includes 55 locations that have served for 25 years or longer. There are now two in Saskatchewan.
Our little community pocket gardens are now one of their official display gardens. They will be providing a sign to plant in one of our gardens to show that our garden is a designated display garden. We will also be able to plant their selections in with our existing perennials for full season colour.
You can search for the AAS gardens designated in SK at:
Here is an article in the Saskatoon Star Pheonix about the 2020 AAS winners planted at the University of Saskatchewan.
More information to come as things happen.
Very flattered that the Regina Horticultural Society found our pocket gardens and our not so secret garden tour on line and requested a mini tour with social distancing. We did a very small tour this morning along with a couple of gardeners in our community within walking distance of the pocket gardens.
Many thanks to John Hozempa, Donna Melnik, Randi & Greg Kelly for tours of their gardens, and to Janice Brunas for helping to finish up cleaning the garden in front of the school last night.
It was a great morning.
Seedlings in progress April 2020