Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Maples on sale

UBC Botanical Garden sends the following:

"During this coming holiday weekend, May 20, 21 and 22, all Japanese maples will be on sale at 25% off regular price.  We have a selection of trees in 1 gallon, 3 gallon and 5 gallon containers ranging in regular prices from $35.00 to $59.00.  Some examples of available maples are
 
                    Acer palmatum Amber Ghost
                    Acer palmatum Ara kawa
                    Acer palmatum Calico
                    Acer palmatum dissectum Berrima Bridge
                    Acer palmatum dissectum Dr. Brown
                    Acer palmatum Red Autumn Lace
                    Acer palmatum Katsura
                    Acer palmatum Peaches and Cream"


Posted by Christine Allen

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Garden Club, Thursday, May 11th

For Our May Meeting... THURSDAY, May 11, 2017

Douglas Justice
HIKING THE HOANG LIEN SON MOUNTAINS: A BOTANICAL EXPLORATION OF NORTHERN VIETNAM


What is it like to go plant hunting in wild and mountainous terrain?  Douglas Justice, Associate Director and Curator of Collections at UBC Botanical Garden, will take us on an incredible and sometimes harrowing journey through remote stretches of Northern Vietnam in search of rare and wonderful plant specimens.

The Hoang Lien Son Mountains are known for their great beauty and high diversity of flowering plants, including magnolias, maples, and rhododendrons, but, as in many such places, the rich diversity of native flora is under threat from forest clearing, farming and increased tourist traffic. In the spring of 2016, an intrepid group of botanists set out to catalogue and preserve as many specimens as they could from this endangered habitat. We will enjoy the thrills — without the discomfort and risks — at our meeting on May 11.



As usual, we will meet in the "LRC" — the Britannia Learning Resources Centre, which is under the VPL library. As you're walking toward the library, veer left, walk alongside it, and you'll come to a ramp entry to the LRC on your right. We start at 7:00 and end before 9:00.

Bring your gardening questions and concerns ... and your ideas for topics or speakers for upcoming meetings.
We always have tea and goodies and a few door prizes.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Garden Club Plant Sale June 17th

We'll have a Grandview Garden Club Plant Sale on June 17th. It's also the day of the Great Grandview Garage Sale that covers the whole neighbourhood. And our plant sale will be right in the middle of the sale neighbourhood, on Rose Street (between Napier and William).

If you have plants to contribute to the sale, please e-mail grandviewgardenclub@gmail.com and we'll let you know the details!

At the Grandview Garden Club Plant Sale, we'll also be selling tickets to the East Vancouver Garden Tour, which happens the very next day, on Father's Day, June 18th.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

For Our April Meeting, Thursday, April 13, 2017, Egan Davis!

We are so lucky that the entertaining and passionate Egan Davis has agreed to come back to speak at the Grandview Garden Club. This month's talk is about how to recognize what is eating your plants and what you can do about it.


Egan is a leader in the professional horticulture industry, a qualified Red Seal Horticulturalist. He is the chief instructor for the Horticulture Training Program at the University of British Columbia and is a delightful and knowledgeable speaker.

With past experience at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Park & Tilford Gardens, and the Mendel Floral conservatory in Saskatoon, Egan has a unique background focused on public and on botanical gardens. For his entire career, Egan has also run a residential garden consultation, design, and build company. As a board member of HortEdBC, Egan has contributed to the industry and has a keen interest in promoting the Red Seal certificate in BC.

As usual, we will meet in the "LRC" — the Britannia Learning Resources Centre, which is under the VPL library. As you're walking toward the library, veer left, walk alongside the library, and you'll come to a ramp entry to the LRC on your right. We start at 7:00 and end before 9:00.


Do bring your friends, your gardening questions and concerns, and your ideas for topics or speakers for upcoming meetings. We always have tea and goodies and a few door prizes.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Upcoming Events - March & April 2017



UBC HORTICULTURE TRAINING PROGRAM INFORMATION SESSIONS
Everything you wanted to know about the 
2017–2018 Horticulture Training Program
When: March 15 and April 12, 6:30–7:30 pm
Where: Campbell Building, UBC Botanical Garden
More information at
http://botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/learn/educational-programs/horticulture-training-program/ 
or call 604-822-3928

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VANCOUVER ORCHID SOCIETY SHOW & SALE
Where: Floral Hall, VanDusen Botanical Garden
When: March 25, 9 am–5 pm
& March 26, 10 am–4 pm  
Admission: $7 adults; $6 students and seniors.
Contact Wayne Riggs for more information at 604-761-5709 or email wayne.riggs@ubc.ca

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ALPINE GARDEN CLUB SPRING SHOW AND SALE
WhenApril 1, 2017, 12:00–4:00 pm
Where: Floral Hall, VanDusen Botanical Garden

Not good at starting plants from seed? Let experts do it for you. Lots of unusual and interesting plants at great prices. 

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VANCOUVER DAHLIA SOCIETY
SALE OF TUBERS
When: April 8, 2017, 10 am–4 pm
Where: Floral Hall, VanDusen Botanical Garden

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And: Save the Date for our April Meeting
Thursday, April 13th, 2017

"IDENTIFYING INSECTS BY THEIR DAMAGE"
The always-popular Egan Davis, Chief Instructor in the UBC Horticulture Training Program,
will return to GGC to give us a presentation on 
how to recognize what is eating your plants and what to do about it.

Excellent March Meeting!

We did have a splendid March meeting.... I'm sorry I didn't post to the website about the meeting, but I did send an e-mail to everyone on our mailing list — members and past members, etc. — so I hope everyone who might have attended did know about it. I blame this dang winter flu! My apologies.

Do renew your membership!

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This is what I sent out in the e-mail:

For Our March Meeting... THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
There's a tiny whiff of Spring in the air... and at our meeting this Thursday, two of our members will share their expertise:
  • Osteo-Arthritis and Ergonomic Aids for Gardeners  — Valerie Gray will talk to us about strategies to reduce pain and remain active while gardening if you have OA ... and generally for all gardeners. Topics include issues with knees, back and hands; joint-protection principles; pacing; equipment; garden set-up and assistive devices.
  • Michael Kluckner will assess  The Vegetable Garden in Early Spring. What has overwintered, what to sow now, strategies for best results.
As usual, we will meet in the "LRC" — the Britannia Learning Resources Centre, which is under the VPL library. As you're walking toward the library, veer left, walk alongside it, and you'll come to a ramp entry to the LRC on your right. We start at 7:00 and end before 9:00.
Bring your gardening questions and concerns ... and your ideas for topics or speakers for upcoming meetings.
We always have tea and goodies and a few door prizes.
Questions? Visit our website at http://grandviewgardenclub.blogspot.ca.
PLANTS AND SEEDS SWAP!
If you have plants or seeds that need new homes, bring your extras to the meeting to share or trade with other folks in the gardening community.
Bring what you have and take what you can use. It's all free, of course.


PLEASE RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2017!

If you haven't yet done so, bring $20 to the meeting and renew your membership! If you don't renew, but want to come to a meeting, it's a $4 drop in.


By joining, you help us to stay solvent and to pay generous honoraria to our guest speakers.
Plus, with a membership, you get discounts at most garden shops including GardenWorks, Figaro's, and Magnet Hardware (for garden-related purchases but not counting "sea soil"). Show your membership card at any garden store; many of them give discounts to members of any garden club.

 

WHAT'S BEAUTIFUL IN YOUR GARDEN THIS MONTH?

Bring a sample of something from your garden that looks just fantastic on the day of our meeting.