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.

Spider Plants

All About Spider Plants Spider Plants, or Chlorophytum comosum, are named for their spider-like look. They are evergreen perennial flowering plants of the family Asparagaceae. Native to tropical and southern

Native Gardens

The Native Garden Native Gardens, also known as Naturalized gardens, are gardens that use plants native to our local area. There are many benefits to having a Native Garden  

The Ultimate Guide to Carnivorous Plants

All About Carnivorous Plants Like typical plants, carnivorous plants will generate some of their energy from photosynthesis; however, most of their nutrients come from trapping and digesting animals or protozoans,

Kiwi Recipes

Some 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!

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

Is it Leaf Miners

What Are Leaf Miners? Leaf miner is the term used to describe the larvae of several insect species that tunnel through the interior of the leaf as they mature. Leaf

Is it Aphids?

What Are Aphids? Aphids are very small, 2mm or less, and have a pear-shaped, soft body. They are often found in heavily populated colonies. Most species are pale green, but

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.

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

40 Years of Fun

Over the past 40 years, the Munro’s have experienced many of life’s ups and downs, put in thousands of working hours at the nursery, and have continued to prosper at