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Fire Smart Landscaping in Drought Interface Areas

This article was originally posted at the beginning of 2017 but with our recent State of Emergency declared in BC due to wildfires we are reposting. A wildland/urban interface is defined as a ‘geographical point where the diverse values of the wilderness and urban development...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 18:40 in Vancouver | Read more
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Beauty & the Blast ( Bud Blast )

Rhododendron bud and twig blight is caused by a fungus, Seifertia azalea. The flower buds turn brown and do not open in the spring. They are later covered by very noticeable black fruiting bodies called coremia the year after infection. Removal of the black buds is recommended...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 15:10 in Vancouver | Read more
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and the WINNER is: Cornus Canadensis (Bunchberry)

July update: Thank you to everyone who voted. The official winner ( by a mile or perhaps kms ) is Cornus Canadensis commonly known as Bunchberry       What’s the National Flower of Canada? We have an official tree- the maple, but we do NOT have an official flower!  ​​Master...

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 07:29 in MGABC , in Vancouver , in Okanagan , in Prince George , in Thompson Shuswap , in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) , in Victoria | Read more
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The Girl Who Liked Strawberries

Master Gardeners have now completed two years volunteering at Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Vancouver.  In 2015,  a new facility opened accommodating 73 families from outside Vancouver who stay for a few days or several months while their child receives treatment at the nearby...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 17:32 in Vancouver | Read more
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Garden Patch Protectors Workshop at Dart's Hill

The Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society hosted the Master Gardener's Association of BC- Vancouver Chapter  spring workshop: "Garden Patch Protectors", May 10th. in Darts Hill Garden Park.  Instructor Kristine Schlamp, a KPU ( Kwantlen )  Horticulture faculty, provided a...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 15:51 in Vancouver | 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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A SPRING AFFAIR lessons & landscapes - Photos and Awards

We laughed and we learned.  Thank you to everyone ( almost 350 ! ) who came out to listen to our 4 terrific speakers  Scroll down to view photos of the day and service awards ... Cick HERE to see photos of our Outstanding Service Award recipients Vancouver Master Gardeners...

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 15:54 in Vancouver | Read more
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Congratulations to our Newest Vancouver MGs

These graduating students braved the icy streets and deep snow to get to VanDusen's Floral Hall in early February to receive their Master Gardener Certificates and new name tags. Congratulations to all 20 of our Vancouver Chapter Basic Training students who graduated to...

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 13:16 in Vancouver | 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
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GARLIC: Fall Planting - Summer Harvest

NEW INFO - to avoid Blue Mold Rot (Penicillium spp.) it is best to plant later in the fall, rather than earlier. This is one of the most common fungus diseases of stored garlic and onions. It overwinters on infected cloves, not in the soil, and it infects in warm 22-25oC (72-...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 06:59 in Vancouver | Read more
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VANCOUVER wins award of Excellence

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Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 17:48 in Vancouver | Read more
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I Love Tree Peonies

This is a story of my experience with peonies, particularly tree peonies. I have found them to be well suited to the Pacific Northwest.  Summer drought tolerant, deer resistant, (in my world deer proof plants are those inside yards with large dogs and surrounded by 7 foot fences...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 17:43 in Vancouver | Read more

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