CELEBRATE SUMMER & stay safe everyone

July 12, 2017

With the recent State of Emergency declared due to wildfires raging in BC it's a good time to think about what you can do to protect your own property. Two excellent articles are below:


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Fire Smart Landscaping

Scroll down to link the PowerPoint Presentation  Do you know about Fire Smart Landscaping? Brent Schorr, Victoria Master Gardener in Training, researched Fire Smart best gardening practices and best plants for the west coast. He delivered an informative presentation on the topic...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 18:44 in Victoria | Read more
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Fire Smart Landscaping in Drought Interface Areas

This article was originally posted at the beginning of 2017 but with our recent State of Emergency declared in BC due to wildfires we are reposting. A wildland/urban interface is defined as a ‘geographical point where the diverse values of the wilderness and urban development...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 18:40 in Vancouver | Read more
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Beauty & the Blast ( Bud Blast )

Rhododendron bud and twig blight is caused by a fungus, Seifertia azalea. The flower buds turn brown and do not open in the spring. They are later covered by very noticeable black fruiting bodies called coremia the year after infection. Removal of the black buds is recommended...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 15:10 in Vancouver | Read more
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Master Gardener Program offered this fall at VIU

Vancouver-Island-University,-Master-Gardener,-June-2017.jpg Vancouver Island University and the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners Association collaborate to offer the Master Gardener Basic Training Program. Designed for the experienced home...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 08:44 in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) | Read more
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and the WINNER is: Cornus Canadensis (Bunchberry)

July update: Thank you to everyone who voted. The official winner ( by a mile or perhaps kms ) is Cornus Canadensis commonly known as Bunchberry       What’s the National Flower of Canada? We have an official tree- the maple, but we do NOT have an official flower!  ​​Master...

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 07:29 in MGABC , in Vancouver , in Okanagan , in Prince George , in Thompson Shuswap , in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) , in Victoria | Read more
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OMG VOLUNTEERS PUT THE IRIS TO BED

Congratulations OMG members and our hard working volunteer, Frank, we completed our Iris renovation bed May 23, 2017 at Guisachan Heritage Garden in Kelowna.  A hot day, digging up violets and planting irises. Thanks to all members who have participated over the last month!...

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 20:54 in Okanagan | Read more
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The Girl Who Liked Strawberries

Master Gardeners have now completed two years volunteering at Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Vancouver.  In 2015,  a new facility opened accommodating 73 families from outside Vancouver who stay for a few days or several months while their child receives treatment at the nearby...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 17:32 in Vancouver | Read more
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Garden Patch Protectors Workshop at Dart's Hill

The Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society hosted the Master Gardener's Association of BC- Vancouver Chapter  spring workshop: "Garden Patch Protectors", May 10th. in Darts Hill Garden Park.  Instructor Kristine Schlamp, a KPU ( Kwantlen )  Horticulture faculty, provided a...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 15:51 in Vancouver | Read more
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VMGA’s Home Garden named Canada’s Garden of the Year

The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific was named Garden of the Year at the Canadian Garden Council’s recent annual general meeting. And for good reason! Fourteen distinct garden environments, from Native to Mediterranean to the Winter Garden, delight visitors at any time of year...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 20:48 in Victoria | Read more
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VIMGA Spring Education Day March 25, 2017

Spring Fling a Big Success for VIMGA Our small yet enthusiastic chapter met on March 25 for the annual spring education day and clinic sign-up party. Because we are much like fine cream cheese (amazing to experience, but always too thinly spread) each district or island area has...

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 09:53 in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) | Read more
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Bee Friendly Gardens

We are facing a 'pollination crisis': bee populations and species are declining as demand for pollination of crops is increasing. Loss of habitat, parasites, pathogens, pesticides, climate change and the movement of bee diseases around the globe all contribute to the decline.  ...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 09:53 in Victoria | Read more
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OMG Class of 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Class of Master Gardeners-in-Training! We have 16 new MGiTs who join us in offering advice to our gardening public. Please welcome them and assist them as they start joining us at clinics.   Melba Reid, MG/BTP Co-ordinator  "No two gardens are the...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:20 in Okanagan | Read more

Community Events

July 26, 2017
Other | Victoria
Picnic in the Garden
August 01, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society
August 03, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Dahlia Society
August 08, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Floral Artists
August 09, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Lily Society
August 21, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Metchosin Garden Club
September 01, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Vancouver Island Rock and Alpine Garden Society
September 04, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Rhododendron Society
September 04, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Gordon Head Garden Club
September 05, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Horticultural Society