May 17, 2021: Richard Hebda, President of the BC Iris Society: Creating climate change gardens and the special role of Irises
May 17, 2021: Richard Hebda, President of the BC Iris Society, Creating climate change gardens and the special role of Irises May 17, 2021: Richard Hebda, President of the BC Iris Society; Creating climate change gardens and the special role of Irises We are...
Linda Gilkeson, of West Coast Gardening, with her topic of ‘Resilient Gardens in a Changing Climate
Greg Baute, Director of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cannabis Innovation Center, with his topic of “Cannabis breeding catch-up, bringing modern breeding tools to cannabis”.
New plant introductions and emerging trends in the gardening world.
Learn how to grow and harvest vegetables in these dark months of winter. That is right, it is not too late to fill those empty garden spaces!
Given the restrictions and the cancellation of our in-person general meetings, the Board will hold a virtual general meeting on Monday, September 14 beginning at 7:00 pm. After a short business update, Leslie Cox a.k.a. “The Duchess of Dirt”, will give a talk on “Putting our gardens to bed” – a very timely topic for September!
February 24, 2020: Joan Wynden: “The Deer Resistant, Pollinator Friendly Garden”, and Winter Bouquet Contest
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.
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!
Roger Griffiths will be presenting on the Channel Islands and the Keukenhof Gardens in Holland, and will be talking about tulips. Also, Members Competition of Garden Produce.
The Heavenly Hellebores presentation provides a broad overview of everything relating to hellebores; history, species, propogation, and culture.
Bob Duncan, of Fruit Trees and More in North Saanich BC, will be speaking about growing subtropical fruits that normally could not thrive in this northern climate.