But now the good news: Christine Allen, our club leader, is also an expert on growing spectacular roses, and she has agreed to do a talk for us on Thursday. So... if you were looking forward to a talk on roses, your hopes will not be dashed. And Christine knows about roses. Her former garden in Langley contained over 150 rare and antique roses. She is a Life Member of the Master Gardeners' Asssociation of BC, a Past President of the Vancouver Rose Society, and author of the book Roses for the Pacific Northwest.
She will talk about:
- The different types of roses
- Choosing the right rose for your garden
- Planting and maintenance
- Pest identification and treatment
- Environmental and other potential problems
As usual, we will meet in the "LRC" — the Britannia Learning Resources Centre, which is under the VPL library. As you're walking west 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. See you there!