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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...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 07:43 | Read more >>

MOST COMMONLY ASKED: Clinic Questions of 2013 - 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 >>

Another Mixing It Up in the Urban Garden Conference Is Coming

Another Mixing It Up in the Urban Garden Conference Is Coming  Attention new and seasoned gardeners, the Mixing it Up in the Urban Garden 2015 conference is coming to Mary Winspear Centre in...
Victoria Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 06:17 | Read more >>

2014 OKANAGAN MG CLINICS

Master Gardeners (MG) and Master Gardeners in Training (MGiT) will once again be volunteering at various venues this season.  For locations and dates please see the attached pdf document below....
Okanagan Monday, July 21, 2014 - 20:36 | Read more >>

TOUCH WOOD - to Sept 30th VanDusen Botanical Garden

Touch Wood Touches Our Roots  (Vancouver, BC) – Poet W.H. Auden once remarked “A culture is no better than its woods.” This summer, VanDusen Botanical Garden, a place renowned for its collections of...
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 00:00 | Read more >>

2014 UPCOMING EVENTS: Okanagan Area Garden Events

JULY 5 GUISACHAN FLOWER SHOW, KELOWNA GARDEN CLUB 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. JULY 12 SHUSWAP GARDEN CLUB FLOWER SHOW, Piccadilly Mall JULY 13 FINTRY SUMMER FAIR - celebrating BC Parks Day, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m....
Okanagan Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 00:00 | Read more >>

GARDENS in STANLEY PARK

Stanley Park in Vancouver is home to some lovely FREE gardens Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden The Park Board received an extensive collection of hybrid rhododendron and azalea plants in the...
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 00:00 | Read more >>

MGABC AGM ~ Sunday Sept 21st ~ Kelowna ~ save the date!

SAVE THIS DATE – Sunday September 21/14      MGABC – AGM to be hosted by the Okanagan and Thompson Shuswap Chapter      Held at Okanagan College,...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 13:33 | Read more >>

JAPANESE IRIS 2014 CONVENTION

July 4th and 5th in Victoria Registration Forms available at http://bc-iris.org/SJI2014Convention.htm
Victoria Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 13:27 | Read more >>

Dart's Hill Garden Festival June 28th - South Surrey

The Darts Hill Garden Festival is being held on June 28, 2014, 10 am to 5 pm.  It is a family oriented event featuring local artists, musicians, and dancers, Master Gardeners, garden tours, a...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 13:26 | Read more >>

MG ADVANCED TRAINING : Shrubs ~ A Walk in the Garden

On a beautiful spring day at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, our enthusiastic instructor, Betty Cunnin, explains the characteristics of Rosaceae, the Rose Family. (The name comes from the type genus Rosa...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 14:15 | Read more >>

MGs ON THE RADIO: CBC North by Northwest Next Episode : July 12th

NxNW Host Sheryl MacKay interviews MGs: Mark your calendars for our upcoming interview dates Jul-12 Prince George MG Melanie Watts from our Prince George chapter, on vegetable gardening in the north...
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 12:43 | Read more >>

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Summer has arrived!   It is time to enjoy your garden and the fruits of all the hard work that you did in the spring.     The spring has been busy for your Provincial Council and I would like to...
Friday, May 23, 2014 - 12:22 | 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 >>

MG ADVANCED TRAINING : Native Plants with Dr. Richard Hebda

Derek , Vancouver MG, is currently completing his Advanced Training.  He's generously shared a few lovely photos of a recent Native Plant walk at VanDusen with Dr. Richard Hebda, ATP...
Vancouver Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 14:30 | Read more >>

JUDY ZIPURSKY: Leader, Mentor and Friend

For the incredible contribution she has made to Master Gardeners and our local community, one Master Gardener in particular is worthy of very special acknowledgement. Judy Zipursky , Vancouver...
Vancouver Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 19:36 | Read more >>

MYSTERY PLANT: Edgeworthia chrysantha (Paper bush)

In February,  a friend sent me a photo of a  plant she had come across on a walk and asked me to identify it.  She described an intoxicating, tropical perfume with clusters of largish...
Vancouver Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 19:02 | Read more >>

EUROPEAN FIRE ANTS : What's all the Fuss?

Excerpts from European Fire Ants in BC - Please click here to read the full document Why are they a problem? The behaviour of the European fire ant changes according to the temperature : when it is...
Vancouver, Vancouver Island (VIMGA), Victoria Monday, April 7, 2014 - 08:40 | Read more >>

ARCHIVED EVENTS ARE BELOW THIS NOTICE- We like to see what we've been up to!

Until we set up a separate Event Archive area, we  will be leaving past events listed below this notice just so we can look back and say WOW -- we did all that! Master Gardeners are 99.9%...
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 00:00 | Read more >>

HORTICULTURE HORIZONS: The World Around Us, April 5, 2014

Thompson Rivers University and the TRU Friends of the Gardens are happy to present their biannual Horticulture Horizons Conference.   For more information regarding Horticulture Horizons,...
Thompson Shuswap Friday, March 28, 2014 - 10:03 | Read more >>

HEALING GARDENS Help All Involved

Through the Master Gardener Healing Committee (formerly led by Judy Zipursky for 10 years! ) Vancouver Master Gardeners are involved in a wide range of healing gardens.  These gardens are...
Vancouver Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 08:41 | Read more >>

INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL OF BC'S 2014 Forum Notes

Thank you to Marty McConnell, Vancouver MG, who attended the ISCBC Forum on behalf of MGABC and provided us with notes from the 14 Speakers Link Directly to ISC Presentation click the heading below...
Vancouver Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 13:33 | 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 >>


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