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Fire Smart Landscaping

Do you know about Fire Smart Landscaping? Brent Schorr, Victoria Master Gardener in Training, researched Fire Smart best gardening practices and best plants for the west coast. He delivered an informative presentation on the topic to the Piers Island Fire Safe Team in August....

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 21:08 in Victoria | Read more
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A QUICK PRIMER ON MULCH Gardener's Best Friend

Plants feed from the soil, and mulch develops the kind of soil that makes healthy plants.  When we force our plants to rely on fertilizer rather than healthy soil for food, they become stressed from forced growing, incorrect balance of nutrients, and drought at the air-soil...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 11:12 in MGABC | Read more
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VMGA Support BC Housing Harvest Celebration

Victoria Master Gardeners Support BC Housing's Harvest Celebration Six Master Gardeners and Master-Gardeners-In-Training took part in the Harvest Celebration on July 23. The event is a celebration of the gardening efforts by participants in BC Housing's People, Plants, Homes...

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 22:38 in Victoria | 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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POWDERY MILDEW & APHID INFESTATIONS in early to mid fall

The following information has been provided by Linda Gilkeson. The fungus is among us, with powdery mildew top of mind for many gardeners. That's the white, dusty coating you might be seeing on leaves of squash, peas, and other plants. Different species of fungi cause 'powdery...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 02:32 in MGABC | Read more
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Top Tips for a Successful Plant Sale

Prepared by the Victoria Master Gardeners’ Association 1. Only Your Best: Select the best and showiest plants to pot up. The bigger and healthier the plant, the more money you will raise. 2. Plants: You can split existing plants, dig out seedlings, start seeds in pots, or dig...

Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 10:06 in Victoria | Read more
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Bee Friendly Gardens

We are facing a 'pollination crisis': bee populations and species are declining as demand for pollination of crops is increasing. Loss of habitat, parasites, pathogens, pesticides, climate change and the movement of bee diseases around the globe all contribute to the decline.  ...

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 22:01 in Victoria | Read more
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MEMBERS! Come to the MGABC AGM in September !

REGISTRATION:   ONLINE ONLY – REGISTRATION OPEN NOW CLICK HERE   The Prince George Chapter welcomes you to the North for the 2016 MGABC AGM.  We hope you will  make the drive or catch a flight to visit us in September.   We have a full, fun and interesting weekend  planned for ...

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 17:46 in MGABC | Read more
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THE POLLINIZING SESSIONS - WATCH ONLINE

The final talk at the Kelowna downtown library was last night, Thursday, May 26th.  Guest speaker was Lori Weidenhammer who has just published a wonderful new book, Victory Gardens for Bees: A DIY Guide to Saving the Bees. (See this link for more info: http://www.douglas-...

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:47 in Okanagan | Read more
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Me and the Hornet Queen: When the Wasp Decoys Don’t Work

For many years I’ve kept yellow jacket wasp nests away from our house with a wasp nest decoy. I bought the first one which cost  $10, and was eaten by the wind by June. Then I discovered a DYI that has worked beautifully for years, and cost nada. These decoys work because wasps...

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:18 in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) | Read more
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VMGA Project Wins Award of Excellence!

Our project “Growing in Our Community – Elementary School Program” was awarded a 2nd place Award of Excellence at the Canadian Master Gardeners’ Conference in April, 2016. Applications were received from Master Gardener chapters across Canada. The purpose of the award is to...

Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 21:46 in Victoria | Read more
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OKMGs receive a 'Certificate of Appreciation' at 2016 Blossom Time Fair

Please join me in extending my congratulations to Wilma Schellenberger, Pat Zander and Judy Bell. Yesterday they received a Certificate of Appreciation for "The many years of donating their time & expertise of plants and flowers in order to support the Blossom Time Fair...

Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 06:32 in Okanagan | Read more

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