There is colour out there in those winter gardens! Put your designers cap on and create a bouquet of winter splendor to share at our February meeting! Our Guest Speaker will be Master Gardener and plantswoman extraordinaire, Joan Wynden.
Make sure to add this to your calendar – annual Spring Plant Sale, first Saturday in May! May 2, 2020
Sharp tools make the hard jobs in the garden so much easier. This workshop will provide hands on training so that you are confident in cleaning, sharpening and maintaining your pruning tool. The skills you learn will help you maintain your other pruning tools.
For our 2019 season we had 14 members open their gardens over 8 weekends. Pretty impressive sharing!
Upon reflection, it seems that folks who were willing to share their gardens with the other members often prefaced that willingness with “my garden isn’t so special” or “I hope it will look good enough”. I was always delighted to tell them there is no standard for the open garden tours. We are all equal in that we are gardeners creating the outdoor sanctuaries that are special for us and our site and all gardens are welcome to be shared.
The ancient and modern gardens of China look nothing like Western gardens. Dr. Royann Petrell spent 6 months in China in 2007/2008 while on sabbatical from the University of British Columbia’s Chemical and Biological Engineering department. She has a long love of gardening, and was pleased when several of her Chinese graduate students and friends offered to help her locate and then visit some of the ancient gardens of China, as well as one very unusual modern one.
Our October annual general meeting will not be dull and boring, it will feature some extraordinary garden delights, plus you get to peak behind fences at some wonderful Comox Valley gardens!