Upcoming club meetings
Thursday, April 25: Dr. Susan Murch from UBC Okanagan will talk about micropropagation and its role in saving endangered plant species such as breadfruit.
Saturday, May 4: approx. 9 – 11 AM. Garden Club’s annual plant sale
July 6 or 7 – summer wind-up party.
Past Meetings / Events
Thursday, March 28: Paul Buikema talked about pruning, with a strong emphasis on the purpose of pruning (e.g. to maintain health, improve shape, control size, etc). He also dispelled a number of common myths about pruning.
Thursday, March 21: Vancouver Rhododendron Society speaker, Ole Larson from Norway, on new varieties in China. At Van Dusen Gardens.
Saturday, March 16: Workshop on Gardening with Native Plants in Metro Vancouver, at the Surrey Nature Centreat Green Timbers.
Thursday, February 28: Due to an unexpected cancellation, the presentation was a very interesting video from England – part of Carol Klein’s Life in a Cottage Garden. She showed a lot of tricks for continually recycling plants to give an ever-changing look to her large country garden in Devon.
Wednesday, February 20: bus trip to the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival in Seattle.
Thursday January 24: Dr Iain Taylor of UBC talked about “Myths and Realities around Organic Gardening and Agriculture”. His main message was that there is a lot of uncertainty about what Organic actually means, since much of the available information comes from the producers and marketing companies.
Thursday, Nov 23: Jennifer Santos of West Van Florist demonstrated making a Christmas table centre, as part of the club’s Christmas party.
Thursday, October 25: Dianne Gaines of Noort Bulb Co. spoke about Spring bulbs, what’s new and how to plant them
Thursday, September 27: Jennifer Zuk spoke about Dahlias.
Sunday, July 8: summer wind-up party
Thursday, June 28: workshop to create a small Japanese moss/bonsai/evergreen garden
Thursday, May 24: Nancy Moore discussed shade gardens, considering both plants and design. We also had a short presentation on the David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway Project.
Thursday, April 26: Malonie Hewstan spoke about Cornus (dogwoods), both trees and shrubs.
Thursday, March 22: Lucette Welsey gave a presentation on “What’s New in the Gardening World”
Thursday, February 22: Dr Rolf Mathewes of SFU spoke on “Forensic Biology”, and how plants can help solve a murder!
Thursday, January 25: Dr Zamir Punja of SFU talked about “Moulds in your garden – Beauty and the Beast”
Thursday, Nov 26: Garden Club Christmas party
Thursday, October 26: Three people from Botanus spoke about spring bulbs – “Fall in Love with Unusuals”
Thursday, September 28: Klavdi Kukovic gave a pictorial tour emphasizing Moorish gardens – “Lessons from Garden Visits and their Application to My Garden Design Practice”
Sunday, July 9: summer potluck and garden tours
Thursday, June 22: Miniature Garden Workshop
Thursday 25 May: Marilyn Holt from Buckerfields talked about Geraniums (Pelargoniums)
Thursday 27 April: Pam Erikson from Erikson’s Dayliliy Gardens spoke on fantastic ‘Daylilies, Lilies and Hostas’
Thursday 23 March: Ron Knight from Caron Gardens (a one acre rhododendron paradise), Pender Harbour, presented ‘Make your Rhododendrons Think They’re Growing in the Himalayas’
Thursday February 23: Ron Higgins from Thompson Rivers University spoke about European Fire Ants.
Thursday, January 26: Keith Harris presented “A Glacial Moraine to Organic Garden, in 50 Years”
Thursday, November 24: Christmas Tea Party, with a presentation from Heather Webb on “Enchanting Journey: Tea Gardens from around the World”
Thursday, Oct 27: Klavdi Kukovic gave a talk on Japanese Gardens.
Thursday, September 22: Elaine Senft gave a presentation on “Shakespeare and Roses”
Saturday, July 16: summer party and garden tours
July 2, July 9, & August 6: garden tours
Thursday, May 26: Sally Hocking gave two demonstrations on containers – “Liven up Containers with found objects” and “Shade Containers”
Wednesday, May 18: trip to Buckerfields in Abbotsford
Thursday, April 28: Egan Davis from UBC Horticulture on “Using Water Wisely in the Garden”
Tuesday, April 19: tour of Botanical Gardens and Nitobe Garden at UBC
Thursday, March 24: Dianne Gaines from Van Noort spoke on bulbs for containers and gardens.
Thursday, February 25: Lucretia Schanfarber gave a talk on “Super Soil, Super Food”
Thursday, January 28: Marilyn Holt from Buckerfields spoke about “Growing and Using Herbs”