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News

You Asked Us ........... NEW on the Victoria Chapter Website

Victoria Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 22:51
Check it out!  A new monthly website feature for Victoria entitled You Asked Us ....... is now available for MG’s and the general public.  Based on actual questions presented to Master Gardeners at...
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TANSY RAGWORT Information Project

Victoria Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 22:33
“Tansy Ragwort is a Noxious Weed - Send It Packing!” The Victoria Master Gardeners Association and the Cowichan Exhibition collaborated on a public information project for the Cowichan Fair in 2014. Team...
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EUROPEAN FIRE ANTS : What's all the Fuss? New Info

Vancouver, Vancouver Island (VIMGA), Victoria Monday, February 2, 2015 - 23:17
Excerpts from European Fire Ants in BC - Please click here to read the full document Update from VanDusen Botanical Garden : The fire ants have been eliminated from the Meditation Garden at VanDusen. However there has...
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MIXING IT UP in the Urban Garden 2015 Post-Conference News

Victoria Monday, February 2, 2015 - 23:15
  The Mixing it Up in the Urban Garden 2015 conference was a huge success!   The conference SOLD OUT at over 250 registrants.  No one left disappointed. Conference Material: Mixing it Up Program (...
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Articles

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

Vancouver Monday, February 23, 2015 - 17:40
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 display gardens, daily...
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THE LOVELY LEMON TREE

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 17:51
This year, Christmas baking reached a new culinary high: lemon tarts filled with lemon curd made from lemons from my own 'Improved Meyers Lemon' tree. Not only is it an attractive and exotic-looking plant,...
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A TALE OF TWO TREES

Vancouver Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 20:13
Growing in my neighbourhood, I have watched these two monkey puzzle (Araucaria araucana) trees for some three or four years. They receive the same amount of light, are the same distance from the road, grow in very...
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SEED SAVING AND THE MG CONNECTION

Vancouver Monday, January 19, 2015 - 15:20
“It all started here, in the Floral Hall, VanDusen Botanical Gardens, over 20 years ago… That was 1990 and the very first Seedy Saturday in Canada took place in this very room!”
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Resources

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 susceptable cultivars...
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TANSY RAGWORT is a Noxious Weed - Send it Packing!

Victoria Friday, January 16, 2015 - 22:19
The Tansy Ragwort project was a joint project of Victoria Master Gardeners Association and The Cowichan Fair in 2014.  A PDF attached below provides additional information, including website references and more...
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CULTIVATING COMMUNITY: A Guide to Starting a Community Garden

Thompson Shuswap Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 13:14
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 ~ it's never too early to plan

Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 22:40
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,...
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Events

SURREY SEEDY SATURDAY - Stewart Farm - Apr 11

Surrey Seedy Saturday Historic Stewart Farm 13723 Crescent Road Surrey 11-3 pm Event will include a seed exchange and...
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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...
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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  
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CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL - Apr 2-29th Vancouver

Welcome to Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival non-profit society was founded in...
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VANDUSEN PLANT SALE - April 26th

More than 20,000 plants for sale, one day only – Sunday, April 26, 2015 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Great Lawn....
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