Resources

SIX TIPS FOR EVALUATING GARDENING APPS - for your smart phone or tablet

If you have a smart phone or tablet, there is bewildering array of gardening related apps available in the Apple or Google app stores.   If you search for the word plant the top choice will...
Vancouver Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 14:39 | Read more >>

MOST COMMONLY ASKED: Clinic Questions - Answer Resources Included

A wealth of Info based on the most commonly asked questions to Vancouver Master Gardeners is contained in these pages by clicking here . Most of these answers relate to the Pacific Northwest Area 1...
Vancouver Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 06:36 | Read more >>

PROTECTING BC POTATOES : Potato Disease Info

What Gardeners Can Do to Prevent the Spread of Harmful Potato Pests Late blight : our # 1 concern!   What is Late Blight? •Late blight is caused by a fungal-like organism( Phytophthora...
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 16:21 | Read more >>

TOOLKIT- WHAT'S NEW FOR MGs : Important Links

Diseases Impatiens Downy Mildew Fungus : NEW! 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...

CULTIVATING COMMUNITY: A Guide to Starting a Community Garden

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...
Thompson Shuswap Friday, March 14, 2014 - 17:29 | Read more >>

NATURAL PEST MANAGEMENT

Learn to support beneficial insects by not using insecticides in your garden. Even the least toxic pesticides, such as soap, will kill beneficials. This fact sheet has been scanned from the original...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 20:04 | Read more >>

SPRING IPM for the SWD : Asian Fruit Fly

Spring IPM for the Asian Fruit Fly : Spotted Wing Drosophilla   Advice for this month comes directly from Agri-BC: “Anticipate SWD, plan for it, & don’t be caught off guard!...
Vancouver Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 14:33 | Read more >>

DEER! -- Oh Dear

Thank you Victoria Master Gardeners for updating this very useful list of Deer Resistant Plants which can be accessed by clicking the link here photo courtesy of Anne A. Vancouver Chapter General...
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 01:00 | Read more >>

GROW ME INSTEAD - Learn about Invasives & better Alternatives

Grow Me Instead is an excellent resource for those looking for alternatives to common Invasive Plants - such as Invasive Daphne laureola pictured above. The booklet prepared by the Invasive Species...
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 21:36 | Read more >>

LINKS - MORE RESOURCES GARDENS & CLUBS

Public Gardens Bloedel Conservatory British Columbia’s Gardens (Public & commercial gardens around Vancouver & Victoria) Darts Hill Garden Park GVRD Regional Parks Memorial University...
Vancouver Monday, February 17, 2014 - 01:00 | Read more >>

GARDENER'S SPRING PLANTING CALENDAR - NEW for 2014

Jo-Ann Canning, well known Master Gardener from Vancouver Chapter, shares her Gardener's Spring Planting Calendar - A Week by Week Guide to Sowing Seeds just in time for this year's start....
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 22:40 | Read more >>

A DANGEROUS GARDEN THUG EXPOSED: Daphne laureola

What has shiny, evergreen leaves, fragrant yellow flowers and luscious black berries… and threatens the delicate eco-system here? Meet Daphne laureola – in fact you might even have it...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 01:00 | Read more >>

PEST ALERT: SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA and impact on all soft fruits & berries

Earlier this year we shared info on the Spotted Wing Drosophila SWD has now been reported in Powell River , Aldergrove and other areas in the Fraser Valley The Ministry of Agriculture has a...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 15:42 | Read more >>

ATTRACTING POLLINATORS TO YOUR GARDEN ~ Printable Brochure!

(photo courtesy of Vancouver MG Karen Bos) Supporting Bees & Beneficial Insects, Why Should We Care? An informative pamphlet detailing what to grow to attract pollinators to your garden. Learn...
Thompson Shuswap Monday, November 18, 2013 - 21:54 | Read more >>

MGABC Provincial IPM POLICY on Promoting Plant Health

The Master Gardeners Association of BC supports an IPM approach and environmentally responsible use of pesticides.  This means that you should only consider the use of the least toxic chemicals...
Vancouver Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 01:00 | Read more >>

HOW TO SUBMIT PLANT SAMPLES for diagnosis

. Please click on the PDF for more info  BC Ministry of Agriculture: New Factsheet: How to Submit Plant Samples for Diagnosis The new ‘How to Submit Plant Samples for Diagnosis’...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 20:12 | Read more >>

GERMINATION TEST for Seeds

How to do a Germination Test on Seeds If you have saved seeds from your own garden, or been given some seeds from another's, you may wish to check to see if the seeds are still viable before you...
Thompson Shuswap Monday, November 11, 2013 - 17:58 | Read more >>

OVERWINTERING ZONAL GERANIUMS

JEAN’S TIPS ON OVERWINTERING GERANIUMS These tips are provided by Jean Dangerfield.  They are her personal experiences with over wintering geraniums.  Geraniums are easy to over-...
Okanagan Monday, November 11, 2013 - 16:43 | Read more >>

POWDERY MILDEW in FALL

That dusty white coating on leaves known as powdery mildew is showing up 'big time' these fall days.   Linda wrote a detailed note on it last fall, so have a look here ...
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 16:48 | Read more >>

GROWING CLEMATIS FOR BEGINNERS

Clematis plants are very floriferous, come in a wide variety of colours and love our climate. Clematis make a beautiful display whether they sprawl along the ground, are planted against frames, grow...
Okanagan Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 09:01 | Read more >>

2012 WEATHER SUMMARY for South Coastal BC

2012 Weather Summary for South Coastal B.C.                         ...
Vancouver Monday, May 6, 2013 - 13:19 | Read more >>

EASY CARE ROSES

Roses have a reputation for being demanding plants to grow well. Read on to learn what make the difference between a happy plant and a miserable one.
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 16:16 | Read more >>

FRUIT PESTS: Spotted Wing Drosophila & Apple maggot

An excerpt from Linda Gilkeson's latest bulletin: It is now more important than ever for gardeners to have access to durable insect netting to protect against two, quite nasty, fruit pests that...
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 19:13 | Read more >>

INVASIVE SPECIES WATCH: Orange Hawkweed

Hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.) are perennial plants with 14 non-native species recorded in BC, and are difficult to identify among the 8 native hawkweed species. One of the 14 non-native species, orange...
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 19:07 | Read more >>


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