WANTED: Dangerous Daphne. Invasive. Caustic Sap. Poisonous Berries.

Daphne laureola is becoming a big problem in the Pacific Northwest: popping up along rivers, streams, beside roadways and in gardens. The sap of the plant is caustic and the berries are poisonous. You can help stop the spread of this plant by pulling out smaller seedlings or wearing protective clothing and gloves, and cutting back  larger clumps to the ground. Read more here

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News

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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INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL OF BC'S 2014 Forum Notes

Vancouver Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 13:33
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 click the heading below to read the notes: Summary of ISC Conference –...
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MGs ON THE RADIO: CBC North by Northwest March Episode

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 23:23
Jo Canning is featured talking about early spring gardening March 8th : "Plants care more about the heat in the soil than they do the heat in the air..." "It's colder now and it will be colder in...
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MIXING IT UP 2015 Conference Date Announced

Victoria Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 00:43
Victoria Master Gardener Association (VMGA) is pleased to announce that the 2015 Mixing it up in the Urban Garden 2015 conference will be held on SATURDAY, January 31st , 2015 at  Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney, BC...
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Articles

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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MYSTERY PLANT: Edgeworthia chrysantha (Paper bush)

Vancouver Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 19:02
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, yellow flowers...
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HEALING GARDENS Help All Involved

Vancouver Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 08:41
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 designed to actively...
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Resources

MOST COMMONLY ASKED: Clinic Questions of 2013 - Answer Resources Included

Vancouver Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:01
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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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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GARDENER'S SPRING PLANTING CALENDAR - NEW for 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 22:40
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.  Thanks to...
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GROW ME INSTEAD - Learn about Invasives & better Alternatives

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 21:36
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 Council,  may...
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Events

2014 UPCOMING EVENTS : Kelowna Area Garden Events

Please click on the PDF document below.  Note:  this document will be updated as new information is...
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VANDUSEN PLANT SALE - Sunday April 27th 10-4pm

Sunday, April 27 Plant Sale 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission Plants for every garden, from Perennials, Trees and Shrubs...
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2014 DDBGS ANNUAL PLANT SALE

SUNDAY MAY 18, 2014 10 am - 1pm. UNBC Parking Lot B Annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, specialty plants & much...
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