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    News

    Hypertufa Workshop

    Prince George Monday, September 1, 2014 - 14:51
    Members of the David Douglas Botanical Garden Society, under the leadership of the MGAPG, gathered tin late August o begin work on a fundraiser for the Garden. Ten members created over 20 hypertufa planters from plastic...
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    MGABC AGM ~ Sunday Sept 21st ~ Kelowna ~ Register Here

    Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:38
    JOIN US! – Sunday September 21/14      MGABC – AGM to be hosted by the Okanagan and Thompson Shuswap Chapter      Held at Okanagan College, 1000 KLO Road, Kelowna...
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    MGs ON THE RADIO: CBC North by Northwest Next Episode : July 12th

    Friday, May 23, 2014 - 12:43
    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. Aug-02 Okanagan...
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    EUROPEAN FIRE ANTS : What's all the Fuss?

    Vancouver, Vancouver Island (VIMGA), Victoria Monday, April 7, 2014 - 08:40
    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 warm and humid the...
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    Articles

    MG ADVANCED TRAINING : Shrubs ~ A Walk in the Garden

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 14:15
    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. Among the most...
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    PROTECTING BC POTATOES : Potato Disease Info

    Monday, May 12, 2014 - 16:21
    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 infestans), which...
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    MG ADVANCED TRAINING : Native Plants with Dr. Richard Hebda

    Vancouver Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 14:30
    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 Instructor.
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    JUDY ZIPURSKY: Leader, Mentor and Friend

    Vancouver Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 19:36
    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 Master Gardener,...
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    Resources

    DEER! -- Oh Dear

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 07:43
    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 comments about deer-...
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    MOST COMMONLY ASKED: Clinic Questions of 2013 - Answer Resources Included

    Vancouver Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 06:36
    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. What plants are...
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    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 susceptable cultivars...
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    CULTIVATING COMMUNITY: A Guide to Starting a Community Garden

    Thompson Shuswap Friday, March 14, 2014 - 17:29
    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

    Registration open: Mixing It Up in the Urban Garden 2015

    Another Mixing It Up in the Urban Garden Conference Is Coming! Attention new and seasoned gardeners, the Mixing it Up...
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    2014 OKANAGAN MG CLINICS

    Master Gardeners (MG) and Master Gardeners in Training (MGiT) will once again be volunteering at various venues this...
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    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.”...
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    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...
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    GARDENS in STANLEY PARK

    Stanley Park in Vancouver is home to some lovely FREE gardens Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden The Park Board...
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