We Love Seedy Saturdays ( and Sundays )

February 19, 2017

Seedy Saturdays and Sundays are happening now, search our MG EventsCommunity Events, for where to find one near you.Clinics and Community Projects will be commencing all over the province. Feel free to check individual Chapter pages  for other happenings!

Hellebores x hybridus Picotee type Photo by MG Joan B. , who tells us: "A few years ago I was at a lecture given by a chap from England, and his hellebores were often 'on the move' - relocated to new spots without ill effect. He showed pictures of great clumps in wheelbarrows on their way to new homes in his garden. He moved them in spring I believe!"
 

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OMG Class of 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 Class of Master Gardeners-in-Training! We have 16 new MGiTs who join us in offering advice to our gardening public. Please welcome them and assist them as they start joining us at clinics.   Melba Reid, MG/BTP Co-ordinator  "No two gardens are the...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:20 in Okanagan | Read more
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Vancouver Members Receive Outstanding Service Awards

Sometimes members go beyond what is expected of them and we recognize them with a special name plate identifying them as Outstanding!   Most of you who have attended Basic Training  have experienced first hand the value provided by our dedicated Basic Training Volunteers.  We...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 13:33 in Vancouver | Read more
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VOTE for Canada's National Flower

What’s the National Flower of Canada? We have an official tree- the maple, but we do NOT have an official flower!  ​​Master Gardeners of Ontario thinks Canada’s 150th birthday is the perfect time to launch a campaign to get one! Toronto Master Gardeners with help from Todd...

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 17:29 in MGABC , in Vancouver , in Okanagan , in Prince George , in Thompson Shuswap , in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) , in Victoria | Read more
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BE PLANT WISE - why you should care

GET THE PLANT WISE APP.   Why be concerned about invasive plants? Invasive plants are usually as beautiful and functional as non-invasive plants, making them hard to differentiate. They are recognized globally as the second greatest threat to biodiversity! Invasive plants have...

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 17:00 in MGABC | Read more
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A SPRING AFFAIR lessons & landscapes

We laughed and we learned. Thank you to everyone who came out to listen to our 4 terrific speakers  Stay tuned as we post photos of the day ... Vancouver Master Gardeners invite our master gardener friends and the public, Sunday, March 12th, 10-4pm to our annual day of lectures...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 15:54 in Vancouver | Read more
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Seedy Saturdays are Here!

Seedy Days will be happening all across the country Please click on this link to view more info on other Seedy Days in January, February , March and April Meet Seed Vendors! Learn How to Plant and Grow Food. Take advantage of Special Deals on Seeds. Rub Shoulders with other...

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:55 in MGABC | Read more
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Mixing it Up 2017 is a Happy Memory

Conference delegates have taken away ideas, inspiration and enthusiasm for "Our Gardens of the Future".   The perfect way to spend a January day: chatting with other gardening enthusiasts, exploring new ideas about Our Gardens of the Future with the Speakers and the Resource...

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 17:51 in Victoria | Read more
Articles

Exotic Indoor Winter Blooms

Nothing says winter exotica like the blooms of the winter lily. I began my adventure with these beauties last year when I rescued a bulb that, mistreated, was struggling to survive in the back of the display box. I was always appalled at the price asked for these bulbs, but...

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 20:03 in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) | Read more
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Fire Smart Landscaping in Drought Interface Areas

A wildland/urban interface is defined as a ‘geographical point where the diverse values of the wilderness and urban development meet. In the interface, structures and vegetation are sufficiently close that a wildfire may spread to structures or a structural fire may ignite trees...

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 17:07 in Vancouver | Read more
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GARDENER'S SPRING PLANTING CALENDAR ~ it's never too early to plan

Jo-Ann Canning, well known Master Gardener , 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 Harrowsmith Country Life, West Coast Seeds, and Agriculture Canada for ideas, climate data and some...

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 08:23 in MGABC | Read more
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Daylight days are getting longer

December 21st, shortest daylight day of the year and Linda is already worrying about where to plant the amazing seeds she received at the latest Master Class on growing protein.  At a wonderful workshop titled 'Grow a Patch of Protein', Dan Jason from Salt Spring Seeds  brought...

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 10:10 in Victoria | Read more
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FROST HEAVES: Cause and Prevention

Cause: Frequent temperature cycles above and below freezing cause water near the soil surface to freeze, expand, and pull up more water from underground.  This causes desiccation underground and, due to pressure, compaction. The ice layers near the ground surface create pressure...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 21:48 in Vancouver | Read more

Community Events

March 29, 2017
Garden Club Meeting | Victoria
Victoria Cactus & Succulent Society
March 31, 2017
Education | Okanagan
Bee an Okanagan Pollinator Protector
April 01, 2017
Market | Okanagan
PEACHLAND SEEDY SATURDAY
April 01, 2017
Education | Okanagan
Nector Trail - bee-coming a part of the solution
April 01, 2017
Market | Victoria
Duncan Farmers Market
April 01, 2017
Market | Victoria
Moss Street Market
April 01, 2017
Garden Tours | Victoria
Indigenous Plant Walk
April 01, 2017
Education | Victoria
The Art of Bonsai - Design and Care Workshop
April 01, 2017
Education | Victoria
Kids Garden Club
April 01, 2017
Plant Sales | Victoria
View Royal Garden Club Spring Show