Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Alberta legislature garden - Canadian Shield roses

Canadian Shield roses taking hold nicely

Heather White

The Canadian Shield rose, released in 2017 as the first in a series of roses called Vineland’s 49th Parallel Collection, now have been through one or two winters in gardens across Canada. We checked in on this hardy, disease-resistant repeat bloomer with vivid red blooms and glossy green foliage.

Pixie grapevine is tiny enough for a tabletop display. (Photo courtesy of Vineland Research and Innovation)

Growing grapes in containers: Pixie gapes

Beckie Fox

If you’re looking for something different to plant in a container this year, consider Pixie grapes, which grows 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 cm) tall.