South Delta Garden Club
The South Delta Garden Club
since 1952

The South Delta Garden Club meets the third Tuesday* of the month in Ladner. Meetings feature knowledgeable guest speakers, show and share, door prize, raffles, refreshments and the sharing of information in a positive social environment with local gardening enthusiasts. 


Club activities include day tours, visits to garden club members gardens, workshops, work parties and fund raising events to support community projects, a summer picnic and Christmas party.

*No meeting in July, Aug & Dec.  Click  Find Us for location details

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Membership $20 / year - Guests $5 (can be applied to membership)



Nov 20th Speaker

Nancy Moore 

Garden Design 

for 

Year Round Interest 

Doors open at 7:00 pm

Speaker begins at 7:30 pm


Nancy has had a life-long love of plants and gardening, and feels extremely fortunate to be able to make a living doing what she loves.


After graduating in landscape design/horticulture, Nancy was involved in many aspects of this field, including being the horticulturist for a parks department, teaching landscape design and horticulture at the University of the Fraser Valley, and running her own landscape design/consulting business.


Nancy recently retired from most of her commitments, but still enjoys teaching the Master Gardeners at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, and giving gardening talks to various organizations.








Gardening Stuff

The Bees Need Your Help!!


Neonicotinoid pesticides are slowly killing bees. 75% of the world's honey is now contaminated with bee-killing pesticides.

Please educate yourself and make sure you are not part of the problem.

More Info

Save the bees


Nov Gardening

To Do list

By Angelika Hedley


General

Keep off the garden, grass.  Compressed soil damages roots



Plant

Garlic and bare root plants



Prune

Roses:  1/3 to 1/2 in height



Plant Health - Feed: Fall bloomers

- Roses:  Pick up all leaves (black spot)

- Lime


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Oct Meeting Recap

Amanda Jarrett

COMMON MISTAKES

by 

Heather Fayers

It is not often that you are moved by a photograph, but I was at our October meeting. The poor cherry tree, reduced to a collection of broomsticks. Rather than amputate all vertical stems, the gardener could have reduced them to three at the main trunk. Then he would have enjoyed dappled shade and a peek a boo view. Better yet, the homeowner could have looked up the forms or shapes of the cherry trees available. You can drive around Vancouver to locate cherries that are broad rather than tall. 

The Asano cherry with "chrysanthemum” flowers grows 15 to 20 feet tall and wide. Just be sure not to plant close to the driveway. Service vans and its’ spreading heavy branches do not mix. This type of specimen will shade the whole yard and provide deck privacy in summer, but let the sun in during the winter. 

Unfortunately, the gardener had looked at young “japanese cherries” which all look the same as saplings and had not specified the RIGHT PLANT for the RIGHT PLACE. This healthy cherry, which was bred to grow vertically quickly, was consigned to a life time of heavy pruning, bad form and loss of blossom.