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FROM OUR GARDEN TO YOURS

Forcing Bulbs - forcing bulbs enables us to enjoy the fragrance of spring during dreary days of late fall and winter. Bulbs that force well are paper-white narcissus, tulips and hyacinths. To force paper-whites, place the bulbs in a container 2 or more inches deep and large...

03/07/2016 - 10:09 in Okanagan | Read more
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KELOWNA SEEDY SATURDAY - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Seedy Saturday Kelowna has been a tradition for at least 14 years in the Central Okanagan. Formerly organized by Jon and Sher Alcock of Sunshine Farms, this event just got bigger and better every year. In 2014 the Okanagan chapter of the Master Gardeners Association of British...

01/28/2014 - 14:58 in Okanagan | Read more
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Guisachan Heritage Park Garden-Project

Our pilot project for this 'hands-on' venture at Guisachan Heritage Park has been a great experience for a group of Okanagan Master Gardeners and bodes well for the future of further projects. The Central Okanagan Heritage Society (COHS) is responsible for the upkeep of this...

11/30/2013 - 04:27 in Okanagan | 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...

09/29/2013 - 14:05 in Okanagan | Read more
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OKANAGAN MASTER GARDENER PHOTO MONTAGE

Okanagan Master Gardeners (MG) and Master Gardeners in Training (MGiT)volunteer at a variety of venues throughout the year in the Okanagan Valley.   From Osoyoos to Vernon you will find us somewhere doing what we love - educating the public on plant, pest and disease...

09/01/2013 - 11:53 in Okanagan | Read more
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SPRING, SPRING, WONDERFUL SPRING!

It begins late each February, right around the time of my birthday as I recall. Something is different, a stirring that seems to signal winter’s end.  It was in 1961 when it first happened for me; I was seven years old and in grade two. I walked to Dehart Primary School down the...

03/16/2013 - 04:38 in Okanagan | Read more
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A GIFT OF GARDENING

I was looking through our dining room sideboard a few weeks ago in an attempt to locate the watermelon placemats for the dining room table.  Maybe it's the time of year, time for clearing out clutter, putting away the old (or out of season) and bringing forth the new, and by...

03/31/2012 - 15:56 in Okanagan | Read more
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TOMATO GROWING TIPS FOR NEW GARDENERS

Tomato Growing Tips for New Gardeners by Barbara Bowmar Okanagan Master Gardeners Association   Red, luscious, sweet, tomatoes grow extremely well in our sunny and warm climate.  Tomatoes can be grown in the ground, in containers and, yes, in hanging baskets. “Tumbler” tomatoes...

03/03/2012 - 13:49 in Okanagan | Read more
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WHAT IS "INTERGENERATIONAL LEARNING"?

Ten years ago, Linda Peterat co-founded the ‘Intergenerational Landed Learning’ Program at Vancouver’s UBC Farm. When she retired to Vernon four years ago, she shared her program with those at the Okanagan Science Centre. ‘Intergenerational Learning’ is the creation of...

08/23/2011 - 17:00 in Okanagan | Read more