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Plants Toxic to Pets

There are many plants that should not be ingested by pets - here is a short list of common plants to seriously consider before using in your garden, if your pet likes chewing on leaves and seeds.  Many of these are also toxic for children.

Monday, June 6, 2011 - 13:42 in Victoria | Read more
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New Community Programs Start!

Victoria Master Gardeners are involved with two Community Outreach programs this Spring.  "GROW IT, COOK IT, EAT IT" is a grant-sponsored program offered by Glendale Gardens at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific with the theme of Growing Knowledge between Seniors and...

Monday, May 30, 2011 - 01:36 in Victoria | Read more
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Growing Figs in Victoria

In Victoria, figs are fairly easy to grow.  The key to success is choosing a variety that will ripen properly in our area.  Discussion includes basic requirements, cultivation, winter care, pruning (with photos) , and a list of suitable varieties.

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 11:15 in Victoria | Read more
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VMGA Gardening Resource List - Victoria, Mid-Island and Provincial/National Information - 2016

The Victoria Master Gardener Association offers this updated reference list of gardening organizations as of March 2016.  The resources are divided into three sections: Victoria, Mid-Island and Provincial/National.  Click on the individual links within the document for further...

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 05:49 in Victoria | Read more
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Grow Me Instead

A number of pretty, but very invasive, plants are taking over British Columbia's gardens, roadsides and waterways.  These harmful, non-natives are threatening our environment with their introduction and spread.  We are offering a "Grow Me Instead" list of alternative choices for...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 09:12 in Victoria | Read more
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SAVE THE DATE! MGABC AGM

The Master Gardener Association of BC will be holding its AGM 2011: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2011. Make sure you watch for VENUE confirmation; Program details and Key Note speaker information that your Council is planning.

Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 10:24 | Read more
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NATIVE PLANTS: Pacific Northwest

A comprehensive list of shrubs, flowers, groundcovers, Garry Oak meadow and shoreline plants for Southern Vancouver Island.  Both botanical and common names shown, as well as preferred habitat.     PLEASE NOTE: Under Groundcovers there is one error:  Ranunculus repens  -...

Friday, April 8, 2011 - 10:42 in Victoria | Read more
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Deer Resistant Plants

This has been prepared by the Victoria Master Gardener Association for the Victoria area, but many plants will be the same across the province (photo courtesy of Anne A. Vancouver Chapter). Click here for the Full PDF Plant List, or here for a quick 2 page summary you can print...

Friday, April 8, 2011 - 10:36 in Victoria | Read more
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2011 5-year members receive gold leaf pins

Seventeen VMGA members received recognition of their 5 years of active service with presentation of the VMGA gold leaf pin.  Unfortunately, some were unable to attend the March General Meeting due to conflicting activities.  Congratulations to all!

Friday, April 8, 2011 - 07:12 in Victoria | Read more
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Richard M - Honorary Member 2010

Acknowledging years of sharing plant knowledge with VMGA, and providing his regular "Plant Picks"  at our meetings, Richard was presented with a special Honorary Membership as he left to take on other directions in his life.  Thank you, Richard!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 03:20 in Victoria | Read more

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