Grow with Kiwi

With over 40 years of knowledge in landscaping, gardening, growing practices and more, we are proud to share what we know. Check back here for our latest plant recommendations, growing tips, gardening advice and more.

Hanging Basket Care and Maintenance

Hanging Basket Care Location Location is very important for hanging basket placement. Before purchasing notice how much light is available in the location you are looking to put your hanging

Container Seed Varieties

Benefits of Container Seed Varieties Container seed varieties are useful for space saving in large gardens, square foot gardening or planting in containers. Because the plants are smaller they allow

Holiday Cacti

All About Holiday Cacti Holiday Cacti belong to the genus Schlumbergera, a flowering cactus family originating in the coastal mountains of Brazil. These plants grow on trees or rocks in

Kiwi Recipes

Some of our favourite recipes for our favourite prairie hardy plants. Everything from garden produce to foraged finds to backyard food forest, if it grows in Alberta we have an edible or herbal recipe to share.

Garden to Kitchen : Beaked Hazelnuts

How to Harvest and Use Beaked Hazelnuts What are Beaked Hazelnuts? The beaked hazelnut, Corylus cornuta, is the only nut producing plant native to Alberta. It is a prairie hardy

Garden to Kitchen : Mint

How to Grow, Harvest, and Use Mint What is Mint? We're probably all familiar with mint; it's one of the most common herbs used for its unique flavour and scent.

Garden to Kitchen : Dandelions

How to Harvest and Use Dandelions What is a Dandelion?   That might seem like a silly question, since dandelions were probably the very first flower we could identify as

Plant Problems

Let’s face it, as much as we love our plants sometimes we can run into problems. Whether it’s environmental, pests or disease, we have over 40 years of experience in identifying and managing plant problems. We’re here to help!

Plants for Beneficial Insects

What are Beneficial Insects? Beneficial insects are insects that provide a positive service to your garden. They fall into three categories: Pollinators - Up to 90% of plants require some

Common Winter Houseplant Issues

Common Houseplant Issues in Winter Even though our houseplants are indoors with us, this dark and cold season can be hard on them. This is because the indoor climate of

Is it Thrips?

What are Thrips? Tiny Bugs Thrips are tiny (less than 1mm), slender insects with fringed wings and unique asymmetrical mouthparts. Entomologists have identified approximately 6,000 species. Many species feed on

Kiwi History

Learn about the history of our family business, from our New Zealand farming roots to our continued growth as a grower and supplier of over 1,000 prairie hardy trees, shrubs and perennials to local Albertans.

Celebrating 45 Years in Business

A Look Back on our Achievements Over the Last 5 Years Here at Kiwi Nurseries we like to do what the plants do and grow! Since our last anniversary milestone

Our Nursery Has a New Look

Muralist Brings New Zealand to Our Alberta Nursery If you've ever visited our nursery, you've probably noticed a few grey trailers around the property. Over the years we have converted

The Shack Murals

The Shack The Shack, as we call it, was painted with New Zealand and our history in mind. Sharing Murray and Alison‘s beginnings in New Zealand has always been very