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JUDY ZIPURSKY: Leader, Mentor and Friend

For the incredible contribution she has made to Master Gardeners and our local community, one Master Gardener in particular is worthy of very special acknowledgement. Judy Zipursky , Vancouver Master Gardener, Chairperson and Founder of the Healing Garden Group for the past 10...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:36 in Vancouver | Read more
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MYSTERY PLANT: Edgeworthia chrysantha (Paper bush)

In February,  a friend sent me a photo of a  plant she had come across on a walk and asked me to identify it.  She described an intoxicating, tropical perfume with clusters of largish, yellow flowers covering the bare branches.  I was stumped and tentatively offered Daphne....

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 12:02 in Vancouver | Read more
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HEALING GARDENS Help All Involved

Through the Master Gardener Healing Committee (formerly led by Judy Zipursky for 10 years! ) Vancouver Master Gardeners are involved in a wide range of healing gardens.  These gardens are designed to actively involve people in them to promote an overall sense of well-being. ...

Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 01:41 in Vancouver | Read more
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INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL OF BC'S 2014 Forum Notes

Thank you to Marty McConnell, Vancouver MG, who attended the ISCBC Forum on behalf of MGABC and provided us with notes from the 14 Speakers Link Directly to ISC Presentation click the heading below to read the notes: Summary of ISC Conference – Wednesday, January 22   1. Donald...

Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 06:33 in Vancouver | Read more
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NATURAL PEST MANAGEMENT

Learn to support beneficial insects by not using insecticides in your garden. Even the least toxic pesticides, such as soap, will kill beneficials. This fact sheet has been scanned from the original so while some visual quality has been lost the advice is still excellent and ...

Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 13:04 in MGABC | Read more
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SPRING SEMINAR 2014: Shades of Green ~ Archived

our 2014 Spring Seminar: Sunday March 16th 2014 at the Michael J Fox Theatre in Burnaby was a terrific day of learning over 350 people attended BC Here is a peek at our line up of speakers: ​Gary Lewis of Pheonix Perennials - HOT new Plants ​Jeff Lowenfels : speaks on his new...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 17:00 in Vancouver | Read more
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GROW ME INSTEAD - Learn about Invasives & better Alternatives

Grow Me Instead is an excellent resource for those looking for alternatives to common Invasive Plants - such as Invasive Daphne laureola pictured above. The booklet prepared by the Invasive Species Council,  may be downloaded to smart phones or tablets by clicking the link here...

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 13:36 in MGABC | Read more
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LINKS - MORE RESOURCES GARDENS & CLUBS

Public Gardens Bloedel Conservatory British Columbia’s Gardens (Public & commercial gardens around Vancouver & Victoria) Darts Hill Garden Park GVRD Regional Parks Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden Glendale Gardens & Woodland (Horticulture Centre...

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 17:00 in Vancouver | Read more
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WINTER WALK IN MILNER GARDENS

Before the mercury dropped to three degrees today in mid-February, my daughter and I took up the Milner invitation to walk among the snowdrops in the garden.  We were delightfully surprised, and found many brave winter bloomers to brighten up this dreary day.  Below are some of...

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 13:38 in Vancouver Island (VIMGA) | Read more
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A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT : Spring...Where are you?

As I write this I am looking at the primroses, snowdrops and hellebores blooming in my garden. Now I hear a winter warning of freezing temperatures and possible snow coming which means I need to protect those brave little signs of spring.  But should we be surprised?  I think...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 12:23 | Read more

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