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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.

Upcoming events

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 16summer 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”