Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Grandview Garden Club Plant Sale!

The weather promises to be absolutely perfect this weekend.

And it's a good thing, because:

Saturday is our Grandview Garden Club Plant Sale, a fundraiser for the Grandview Garden Club, on Rose Street. (Rose Street is only a block long, and our sale will be in the middle of the block. If you can find Rose, you won't miss the sale!) It's part of the Great Grandview Garage Sale, which runs from 10:00–2:00 all over the neighbourhood, and we'll have a huge assortment of terrific plants for sale at very reasonable prices ...

And Sunday is the East Vancouver Garden Tour ...
The tour is on Father's Day, Sunday, June 18th. Like other years, this year's tour will be comfortably walkable for most people, and we have already lined up about a dozen delightful gardens for your horticultural pleasure!
If you haven't already gotten your tickets for the tour, now would be a good time! Tickets are only $15 per person. For details and a link to the eventbrite site, where you can buy tickets online, check the East Vancouver Garden Tour website.





Thursday, June 1, 2017

Our June 8th meeting: Bees!

Please join us on June 8th, 7:00, in the Britannia LRC.
Allen Garr has been a beekeeper in Vancouver for more than 20 years. He currently keeps bees at VanDusen and UBC Botanical Gardens, on the roof of the BC Convention Center and at his home in Kitsilano. He holds a Beemasters Certificate from SFU and the Provincial Ministry of Agriculture. In 2015 he was awarded the city of Vancouver’s Greenest City Leadership award of excellence for his years of work as an advocate for urban beekeeping leading to bylaw changes that now allow the activity in Vancouver, Burnaby, North Vancouver City and Richmond. He is also allergic to bee stings.
Allen will be speaking about the life of the Honey bee and its relationship to man as well as the role of native bees including mason bees and bumble bees. Weather permitting he will bring some bees  to the meeting.

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.