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News

BECOME A MASTER GARDENER

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 10:57
LEARN ABOUT OUR EDUCATION AND VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS Master Gardener Training is offered in 6 different regions in the Province. There is a Classroom component , followed by a Volunteer Component which must be met...
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EUROPEAN FIRE ANTS : What's all the Fuss? New Info

Vancouver, Vancouver Island (VIMGA), Victoria Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 08:39
The most probable pathway of introduction is through the movement and distribution of infested horticulture material, including potted plants,  soil and mulch. Example: Gardeners sharing with other gardeners....
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BEETLE ID - Ten Lined June Beetle

Vancouver Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 20:40
One of our members spotted this specimen recently and reported : Linda Gilkeson claims that this beetle does no great harm to the garden, although it can munch away at conifers. It was dead when found beneath a Douglas...
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TANSY RAGWORT Information Project

Victoria Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 22:33
“Tansy Ragwort is a Noxious Weed - Send It Packing!” The Victoria Master Gardeners Association and the Cowichan Exhibition collaborated on a public information project for the Cowichan Fair in 2014. Team...
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Articles

A QUICK PRIMER ON MULCH – the Gardener's Best Friend

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 09:02
Plants feed from the soil, and mulch develops the kind of soil that makes healthy plants.  When we force our plants to rely on fertilizer rather than healthy soil for food, they become stressed from forced growing...
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MASTER GARDENERS SHARE PHOTOS OF THEIR GARDENS

Vancouver Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 16:12
Visitors to Greater Vancouver are always delighted (and often astonished) by the magnificent gardens. The temperate climate encourages Master Gardeners to create unique gardens that contain an exceptionally wide...
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ROMANCE BLOSSOMS - A Trip to the NW Flower and Garden Show

Vancouver Monday, February 23, 2015 - 17:40
This years' show embodied the theme 'Romance Blossoms' with stunning landscaped gardens by the region's best known landscapers and growers.  The exhibition featured 23 grand display gardens, daily...
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THE LOVELY LEMON TREE

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 17:51
This year, Christmas baking reached a new culinary high: lemon tarts filled with lemon curd made from lemons from my own 'Improved Meyers Lemon' tree. Not only is it an attractive and exotic-looking plant,...
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Resources

GROWING FOOD In Public Spaces - A Start up Guide

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 20:35
What is Public Produce? The term “Public Produce” refers to edible plants such as fruit and nut bearing trees and shrubs as well as vegetables and herbs that are grown in a public space and are freely...
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TOOLKIT- WHAT'S NEW FOR MGs : Important Links

Diseases Impatiens Downy Mildew Fungus :  This disease was found in BC, summer 2013- more info here Info on the pathogen and other info  here BOXWOOD BLIGHT FOUND IN BC here List of susceptable cultivars...
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TANSY RAGWORT is a Noxious Weed - Send it Packing!

Victoria Friday, January 16, 2015 - 22:19
The Tansy Ragwort project was a joint project of Victoria Master Gardeners Association and The Cowichan Fair in 2014.  A PDF attached below provides additional information, including website references and more...
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CULTIVATING COMMUNITY: A Guide to Starting a Community Garden

Thompson Shuswap Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 13:14
Cultivating Community:  A Guide to Starting a Community Garden Congratulations to Shelaigh Garson, a Thompson Shuswap Master Gardener and coordinator of the City of Kamloops Community Gardens. She has written a...
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Events

FREE GARDENS TO VISIT - Stanley Park

Take advantage of the abundance of beautiful flower gardens in Stanley Park. Consider visiting them between spring and...
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SHADE GARDEN SOCIETY - annual show July 19

Sunday, July 19 Vancouver Shade Garden Society Annual Show Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Floral Hall Admission: Free...
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VICTORIA'S 9th Annual Water Garden Tour - July 11th

The 2015 Tour is scheduled for July 11, 2015 The 9th annual Victoria Water Garden Tour is scheduled for July 11, 2015...
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FUSCHSIA & BEGONIA SHOW July 25/26th VanDusen

Saturday, July 25 - Sunday, July 26 B.C. Fuchsia & Begonia Society Annual Show & Competition Saturday: 10...
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ROOTS, SHOOTS AND BOOTS - 2015 Educational Opportunities West Kelowna

Background:  Roots, Shoots and Boots was started by the District of West Kelowna as an initiative of our...
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