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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 lives of trees, hosted in the remarkable setting of the Horticultual Centre of...
Victoria Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 17:59 | Read more >>

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...
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 17:47 | Read more >>

MGABC AGM 2015 - Sept 27th -Victoria

We welcome the Public to this day of learning and lunch. What Do Trees Get Up to When We are Not Looking?  'The Secret Life of Trees':  Dr. Barbara Hawkins, University of Victoria...
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 17:47 | Read more >>

FALL FUNGI EVENTS 2015

Please see this link for Vancouver Island and other Island Fungi and Mushroom Events http://metchosinbiodiversity.com Vancouver Mushroom Show VanDusen Botanical Garden Floral Hall Sun Oct 25 11:...
Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 00:00 | Read more >>

A MESSAGE from the PRESIDENT

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...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 07:54 | Read more >>

BECOME A MASTER GARDENER

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...
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 06:56 | Read more >>

1.8 Planting Winter Vegetables

A brouchure for the BC Housing project is attached below.  Click to download.   (Adobe Reader is required to open this document.)
Victoria Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 01:53 | Read more >>

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 a moment of high drama when first approached and viewed from the park's rim....
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 10:20 | Read more >>

POWDERY MILDEW is early!

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,...
Friday, July 17, 2015 - 16:06 | Read more >>

1.7 Container Vegetable Gardening

The PDF file linked below is the presentation made by Dig This at the May 20th 2015 VMGA General Meeting.  Elizabeth Cull has kindly consented to posting her slides in the public space of the...
Victoria Friday, May 29, 2015 - 17:28 | Read more >>

FREE GARDENS TO VISIT - Stanley Park

Take advantage of the abundance of beautiful flower gardens in Stanley Park. Consider visiting them between spring and fall each year to see the flowers in bloom. Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 06:29 | Read more >>

MASTER GARDENERS SHARE PHOTOS OF THEIR GARDENS

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...
Vancouver Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 16:12 | Read more >>

EUROPEAN FIRE ANTS : What's all the Fuss? New Info

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...
Vancouver, Vancouver Island (VIMGA), Victoria Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 08:39 | Read more >>

BEETLE ID - Ten Lined June Beetle

One of our members spotted this specimen recently and reported : Linda Gilkeson claims that this beetle does no great harm to the garden, although it can munch away at conifers. It was dead when...
Vancouver Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 20:40 | Read more >>

GROWING FOOD In Public Spaces - A Start up Guide

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...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 20:35 | Read more >>

LEAST TOXIC PESTICIDES: Dr. Linda Gilkeson

This list provides examples of Canadian registered products; it is not a comprehensive list as company product registrations change.  Most products listed are for residential use and have '...
Thompson Shuswap Friday, March 13, 2015 - 19:09 | Read more >>

ROOTS, SHOOTS AND BOOTS - 2015 Educational Opportunities West Kelowna

Background:  Roots, Shoots and Boots was started by the District of West Kelowna as an initiative of our Communities in Bloom Committee, to provide residents the opportunity to meet others with...
Okanagan Friday, March 13, 2015 - 07:25 | Read more >>

PUBLIC PRODUCE: GROWING FOOD IN PUBLIC SPACES - A Start Up Guide

Thompson Shuswap Master Gardener, Elaine Sedgman has written a definitive guide to growing edible landscapes that are accessible to the public.  Highly recommended by Darrin Nordahl, author of...
Thompson Shuswap Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 20:41 | Read more >>

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...

2015 Garden Clubs and Educational Events

Scroll down to click on and open PDFs of Garden Clubs of the Okanagan Meeting Dates and Location and the Yearly List of Education Events: March and April     Photo courtesy Darlene Cross -...
Okanagan Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 09:52 | Read more >>

ROMANCE BLOSSOMS - A Trip to the NW Flower and Garden Show

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...
Vancouver Monday, February 23, 2015 - 17:40 | Read more >>

SEEDY DAYS LISTINGS - Seeds of Diversity

Seedy Days all across the country! Please click on this link to view more info on other Seedy Days in February  
Monday, February 23, 2015 - 17:30 | 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%...
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 18:00 | Read more >>

SEEDY SATURDAY - KELOWNA - March 14th

Seedy Saturday Kelowna will once again be held at the Okanagan College campus - 1000 KLO Road in Kelowna.  Over 30 vendors and groups will be at the event from 10am to 3pm, Saturday,...
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 17:30 | Read more >>


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