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A DANGEROUS GARDEN THUG EXPOSED: Daphne laureola

What has shiny, evergreen leaves, fragrant yellow flowers and luscious black berries… and threatens the delicate eco-system here? Meet Daphne laureola – in fact you might even have it growing in your garden even though it is on the list of noxious, invasive plants in BC and many...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 17:00 | Read more
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PEST ALERT: SPOTTED WING DROSOPHILA and impact on all soft fruits & berries

Earlier this year we shared info on the Spotted Wing Drosophila SWD has now been reported in Powell River , Aldergrove and other areas in the Fraser Valley The Ministry of Agriculture has a wealth of information including Monitoring Reports and downloadeable PDFs for Home...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 07:42 in MGABC | Read more
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ATTRACTING POLLINATORS TO YOUR GARDEN ~

(photo courtesy of Vancouver MG Karen Bos) Supporting Bees & Beneficial Insects, Why Should We Care? An informative pamphlet detailing what to grow to attract pollinators to your garden. Learn which plants attract honey bees, native bumblebees, native solitary bees and...

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 13:54 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more
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MGABC Provincial IPM POLICY on Promoting Plant Health

The Master Gardeners Association of BC supports an IPM approach and environmentally responsible use of pesticides.  Changes are coming July 2016  This means that you should only consider the use of the least toxic chemicals after all non-chemical alternatives have been used. ...

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 17:00 in Vancouver | Read more
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VMGA Launch Successful Advanced Training Program

The first Advanced Training Program course: Botany! In September 2013, the Victoria Chapter conducted the first in its series of Advanced Training Program courses.  Due to the overwhelming popularity of this Botany Course, taught by Dr. Norma Senn, it was necessary to conduct a...

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 13:38 in Victoria | Read more
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HOW TO SUBMIT PLANT SAMPLES for diagnosis

. Please click on the PDF for more info  BC Ministry of Agriculture: New Factsheet: How to Submit Plant Samples for Diagnosis The new ‘How to Submit Plant Samples for Diagnosis’ Factsheet is now available on the BC Ministry of Agriculture's website at:http://www.agf.gov.bc.ca/...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 12:12 in MGABC | Read more
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GERMINATION TEST for Seeds

How to do a Germination Test on Seeds If you have saved seeds from your own garden, or been given some seeds from another's, you may wish to check to see if the seeds are still viable before you plant them.  A simple germination test will give you the answer.  Here's how to do...

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 09:58 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more
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OVERWINTERING ZONAL GERANIUMS

JEAN’S TIPS ON OVERWINTERING GERANIUMS These tips are provided by Jean Dangerfield.  They are her personal experiences with over wintering geraniums.  Geraniums are easy to over-winter.  I start at the end of September or up to mid October, removing my geraniums from their...

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 08:43 in Okanagan | Read more
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COMMUNITIES IN BLOOM Congratulations!

Hot off the press! Kamloops ( part of our Thompson Shuswap Chapter)  has just won the international challenge of Communities in Bloom for communities of 50,000 and over!     We were up against 2 other Canadian cities as well as ones in England and South Korea.   The judges look...

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 10:16 in MGABC | Read more
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LAVERNE'S GARDEN EVOLUTION

On Sunday, September 29, 2013 an enthusiastic and cheerful group from our Chapter went to visit fellow MG Laverne de Yaeger's ½ acre garden in Lake Country. We'd last seen it in the spring during our Open Garden Tour event. We returned to see all the progress Laverne made in...

Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 14:05 in Okanagan | Read more
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2013 BEST COMMUNITY PROJECT

2013 Communities in Bloom - Green Thumb Garden Contest   The 2013 CIB Green Thumb Garden Contest awards celebration was held at the Benvoulin Heritage Church in Kelowna on September 11, 2013.  The award for BEST COMMUNITY PROJECT went to Master Gardener, Caroline Hill and her...

Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 14:36 in Okanagan | Read more
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MGABC AGM Oct 20th VanDusen Floral Hall ~ Archived

Your  MGABC Council has arranged a very interesting day for our 2013 PROVINCIAL AGM. mark your calendar....Please join us in Vancouverat VanDusen Botanical Garden, Floral HallSunday, October 2011:00 am to 3:00 pmMGABC MEMBERS ONLY Speakers:  Dan Jason of Salt Spring Seeds...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 08:48 in MGABC | Read more

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