Starting a garden in zone 3... suggestions, please!
Hello All (particularly Carol, if you're reading)
My sister is in Calgary, zone 3, and has asked me to help her plan a garden. Her yard is a rectangular patch of grass with little to no shade, east-facing. She's no gardener, so I need low-maintenance picks. There's absolutely nothing there now, so I'm primarily looking at shrubs and/or trees to set the stage.
I would love to suggest a couple easy-care species roses - can you steer me? Do you have favourites? And what about other shrubs? Are Chinooks a major issue? I live in balmy zone 5, with lots of snow and hot humid summers near the Great Lakes... not at all the same!
Thanks in advance!