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News

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

Vancouver, Vancouver Island (VIMGA), Victoria Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 08:39
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 other gardeners....
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BEETLE ID - Ten Lined June Beetle

Vancouver Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 20:40
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 found beneath a Douglas...
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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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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

GROWING FOOD In Public Spaces - A Start up Guide

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 20:35
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 and are freely...
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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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Events

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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A GROWING AFFAIR - UBC Plant Sale May 9th

Saturday May 9, 2015, 10am – 4pm Free Admission 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC - See more at: http://www....
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VICTORIA'S 9th Annual Water Garden Tour - July 11th

The 2015 Tour is scheduled for July 11, 2015 The 9th annual Victoria Water Garden Tour is scheduled for July 11, 2015...
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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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