Welcome 2017 - it's going to be full of happenings!

January 01, 2017

Plenty of exciting things in store all over the Province: Victoria's 'Mixing it Up' is SOLD OUT, but keep this biannual event on your radar. Seedy Saturday's and Sunday's are just around the corner, search our MG Events, Community Events, or check back to the home page for where to find one near you. In March, Vancouver is hosting Noel Kingsbury plus other special guests at the annual Spring Affair . Clinics and Community Projects will be commencing: Feel free to check individual Chapter pages for other happenings!


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Seedy Saturdays are Coming!

Seedy Days will be happening all across the country Please click on this link to view more info on other Seedy Days in January, February , March and April Meet Seed Vendors! Learn How to Plant and Grow Food. Take advantage of Special Deals on Seeds. Rub Shoulders with other...

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 16:19 in MGABC | Read more
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Fire Smart Landscaping in Drought Interface Areas

A wildland/urban interface is defined as a ‘geographical point where the diverse values of the wilderness and urban development meet. In the interface, structures and vegetation are sufficiently close that a wildfire may spread to structures or a structural fire may ignite trees...

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 17:07 in Vancouver | Read more
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BE PLANT WISE - why you should care

GET THE PLANT WISE APP.   Why be concerned about invasive plants? Invasive plants are usually as beautiful and functional as non-invasive plants, making them hard to differentiate. They are recognized globally as the second greatest threat to biodiversity! Invasive plants have...

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 08:09 in MGABC | Read more
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Daylight days are getting longer

December 21st, shortest daylight day of the year and Linda is already worrying about where to plant the amazing seeds she received at the latest Master Class on growing protein.  At a wonderful workshop titled 'Grow a Patch of Protein', Dan Jason from Salt Spring Seeds  brought...

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 10:10 in Victoria | Read more
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FROST HEAVES: Cause and Prevention

Cause: Frequent temperature cycles above and below freezing cause water near the soil surface to freeze, expand, and pull up more water from underground.  This causes desiccation underground and, due to pressure, compaction. The ice layers near the ground surface create pressure...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 21:48 in Vancouver | Read more
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Join Us! - Become a Master Gardener

The MGABC Master Gardener Program welcomes enthusiastic gardeners with a willingness to share their interest and experience with the public. To become a Master Gardener you must take the Master Gardener Basic Training Program offered through a Master Gardener Chapter or an...

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 21:55 in MGABC | Read more
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Sedums for Sale at Mixing it Up 2017

Victoria Master Gardeners have potted Hardy Sedums for sale in the MarketPlace -- it's sure to be a Mixing it Up highlight! Click on "Read more" below to: Learn how the sedum planters were prepared for you;  Learn more about Mixing it Up in the Urban Garden;  Join the Mixing it...

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 17:37 in Victoria | Read more
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GARDENER'S SPRING PLANTING CALENDAR ~ it's never too early to plan

Jo-Ann Canning, well known Master Gardener , shares her Gardener's Spring Planting Calendar - A Week by Week Guide to Sowing Seeds just in time for this year's start.  Thanks to Harrowsmith Country Life, West Coast Seeds, and Agriculture Canada for ideas, climate data and some...

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 08:23 in MGABC | Read more
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Summer fun for Victoria MGs

Victoria Master Gardeners had three exceptional outings in the summer of 2016.

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 14:20 in Victoria | Read more
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A Sixth Speaker for Mixing it Up!

Dr. Nancy Turner, Trudeau Fellow and Emeritus Professor, will join Dr. Richard Hebda in exploring how Our Gardens of the Future will be Rooted in the Past. View Nancy’s presentation “Ancient Pathways, Ancestral Knowledge”, also the title of her 2015 book, at https://youtu.be/...

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 11:41 in Victoria | Read more
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Fire Smart Landscaping

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 to the Piers Island Fire Safe Team in August....

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 21:08 in Victoria | Read more
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A QUICK PRIMER ON MULCH Gardener's Best Friend

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, incorrect balance of nutrients, and drought at the air-soil...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:12 in MGABC | Read more

Community Events

January 23, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Orchid Society
January 24, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Mill Bay Garden Club
January 25, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Sooke Garden Club
January 25, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Cactus & Succulent Society
January 25, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
View Royal Garden Club
January 26, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Chrysanthemum Society
January 28, 2017
Market | Victoria
Duncan Farmers Market
January 28, 2017
Market | Victoria
Moss Street Market
January 28, 2017
Education | Victoria
Native Plant Gardening Workshop
January 29, 2017
Other | Victoria
Willow Chair Workshop