Thursday, April 13, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017
2017–2018 Horticulture Training Program
or call 604-822-3928
VANCOUVER ORCHID SOCIETY SHOW & SALE
& March 26, 10 am–4 pm
ALPINE GARDEN CLUB SPRING SHOW AND SALE
VANCOUVER DAHLIA SOCIETY
Where: Floral Hall, VanDusen Botanical Garden
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.
Do renew your membership!
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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 RosesSaturday, 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/
Friday, February 10, 2017
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.)
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.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
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.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
BIG IMPORTANT NOTICE: BRAD SAYS THAT IF THERE IS MORE SNOW AND FLOODING IN THE FRASER VALLEY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, HE WON'T BE ABLE TO MAKE IT TO VANCOUVER FOR OUR MEETING! IF HE CAN'T COME AT THIS LAST MINUTE, WE'LL HAVE TO CANCEL THE MEETING. PLEASE CHECK THIS PAGE ON THURSDAY BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT!
Monday, January 9, 2017
We will have a sign-up sheet at this Thursday's meeting (January 12th) for anyone who is interested.
Brad advises that "a 10 kg bag is ample fertilizer for a well-planted city lot garden." It is "natural-based" but not fully organic because of the trace elements in the mix.
Here is his description:
Saturday, January 7, 2017