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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ALL ABOUT ROSES


Although the weather prevented us from hearing Brad Jalbert talk about roses at our February meeting, here's an opportunity to learn from Egan Davis on that subject:


All About Roses

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10 am - 12:30 pm
Location: VanDusen Guides Classroom

Instructor: Egan Davis

Price: Member: $35 / Non-member: $42

Increase your enjoyment and decrease the challenges of growing roses successfully in your garden. Understand the different types of roses and which are formal, informal, shrub, species, Hybrid tea, Floribunda, Old Garden roses, and more. Learn how to select proper roses for your home, including disease resistance, size and nutritional value of hips, and fragrance. Learn through demonstration how to prune different types of roses, disinfect tools, and the correct timing of pruning.

Register here: http://vandusengarden.org/courses/all-about-roses/

Friday, February 10, 2017

Upcoming Events!



Unfortunately, we had to cancel our February meeting, due to the inclement weather. There are, however, several garden-related events to keep you busy until our March meeting.


February 8–15 

UBC SHOP IN THE GARDEN WINTER SALE
30–70% off selected items, including giftware, dishes, decorative items and gardening tools. More information: http://botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/events/event/shop-in-the-garden-winter-sale/  

Saturday, February 18, 10 am–3:30 pm

VANCOUVER HARDY PLANT GROUP: SPRING STUDY DAY 

Speakers: 
Anna Pavord, English author and gardening correspondent for The Independent newspaper, on "Bulbs for All Seasons" and "The Curious Gardener"

Linda Beutler, Portland, Oregon, author and President of the International Clematis Society, on "All the Best Plants are Buttercups" and "Vertical Gardening: the Veritable Vastness of Vines"

Cost: $45 (bring your own lunch)
Venue: Vancouver Museum and Planetarium, 1100 Chestnut Street

February 22–26
BC HOME AND GARDEN SHOW

Mainly about home improvements, but a few garden-related talks. More information about those at http://www.bchomeandgardenshow.com/show-features/garden-stage-schedule  

February 22–26
SEATTLE FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW

The
 big spring event for Northwest gardeners. Display gardens, great list of speakers, plant sales (and free phytosanitary certification for Canadians to ensure you can get your purchases back across the border.) 

Worth a weekend visit to Seattle if you've never been. More information at : http://www.gardenshow.com/

February 25, 10 am–3 pm

SEEDY SATURDAY AT VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARDEN

Every possible seed you've ever wanted to grow from a variety of vendors, plus some unusual plants for sale. Admission by donation.


NEXT GRANDVIEW GARDEN CLUB MEETING : THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017

Two of our members will share their expertise:

Valerie Gray will talk to us about Osteo-Arthritis and Ergonomic Aids for Gardeners 
Strategies to reduce pain and remain active
while gardening if you have OA... and generally for all gardeners.

She'll talk about knees, back,
hands. Joint-protection principles,
pacing, equipment, garden set-up, and assistive devices.

Michael Kluckner will address The Vegetable Garden in Early Spring
Assessing winter damage, recovery measures, best varieties for early sowing.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Tonight's Meeting – Feb 9th – CANCELLED! ...

Due to the inclement weather, tonight's speaker — February 9th — Brad Jalbert, is unable to make it in from Langley. 
We'll try to get him to come speak to us next winter. His garden, Select Roses, opens up in March and he's too busy to do speaking engagements over the spring and summer and into the fall. See you all next month. Keep warm and cosy.