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News

A MESSAGE from the PRESIDENT

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 07:54
The middle of summer is here and everyone is living with some level of water restrictions. These restrictions remind me of growing up in southern California where it was a part of daily living all year long, and now as...
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BECOME A MASTER GARDENER

Monday, August 17, 2015 - 06:56
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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POWDERY MILDEW is early!

Friday, July 17, 2015 - 16:06
That dusty white coating on leaves known as powdery mildew is showing up 'big time' these days.   Powdery mildew (caused by several species of fungi: Erysiphe, Sphaerotheca, Podosphaera) What to look...
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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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Articles

A QUICK PRIMER ON MULCH Gardener's Best Friend

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 17:47
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

The Secret Life of Trees - MGABC AGM, September 27

What do trees get up to when we're not looking?  Join us September 27 for a day of learning about the secret...
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MGABC AGM 2015 - Victoria

Plans for the AGM on Sunday, September 27 at the Couvelier Pavilion, Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, Victoria are...
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FALL FUNGI EVENTS 2015

Please see this link for Vancouver Island and other Island Fungi and Mushroom Events http://metchosinbiodiversity.com...
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FREE GARDENS TO VISIT - Queen Elizabeth Park

Quarry Gardens Queen Elizabeth Quarry Garden The main Quarry Garden is just west of the Bloedel Conservatory and offers...
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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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