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News

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

Victoria Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 21:51
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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VANCOUVER SPRING SEMINAR 2015 - March 8th - Details Here!

Vancouver Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - 06:31
Mark your calendar for our fabulous day of Lectures , Vendors and Plant Sales. Spring Forward 2015 Sunday, March 8, 2015  10 am - 4:30 pm MJ Fox Theatre, Burnaby We welcome Friends, Family and the General Public...
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TANSY RAGWORT Information Project

Victoria Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 21:33
“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?

Vancouver, Vancouver Island (VIMGA), Victoria Monday, February 2, 2015 - 22:17
Excerpts from European Fire Ants in BC - Please click here to read the full document September update from VanDusen Botanical Garden : The fire ants have been eliminated from the Meditation Garden at VanDusen. However...
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Articles

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

Vancouver Monday, February 23, 2015 - 16:40
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 - 16:51
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 - 19:13
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 - 14:20
“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

TANSY RAGWORT is a Noxious Weed - Send it Packing!

Victoria Friday, January 16, 2015 - 21:19
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 - 12:14
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 - 21:40
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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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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Events

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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SPRING FORWARD - March 8th - MJ Fox Theatre- Public Welcome!

Mark your calendar for our fabulous day of Lectures , Vendors and Plant Sales. Spring Forward 2015 Sunday, March 8,...
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Douglas Justice March 11, 2015

Mount Arrowsmith Rhododendron Society Presents Douglas Justice with UBC Botanical Garden  speaking on Biodiversity...
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SEEDY SATURDAY - KELOWNA - March 14th

Seedy Saturday Kelowna will once again be held at the Okanagan College campus - 1000 KLO Road in Kelowna....
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ARCHIVED EVENTS ARE BELOW THIS NOTICE- We like to see what we've been up to!

Until we set up a separate Event Archive area, we  will be leaving past events listed below this notice just so we...
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