The South Delta Garden Club
Our 2017 Garden Tour was a huge success and we are so proud to have been nominated and chosen as a
finalist in the Delta Chamber of Commerce Hats Off to Excellence Award in the category of Special Events and Tourism!!!

Celebrating 65 Years in 2017
South Delta Garden Club Garden Tour 2017

The South Delta Garden Club meets the third Tuesday* of the month in Ladner. Meetings include a guest speaker, show and share, door prize, raffles, refreshments and the sharing of information in a positive social environment with local gardener 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.                                                                                    Check out our FaceBook Page for the latest news.


January 16th Speaker

Creating a Successful Kitchen Garden Year Round 

Kristen Crouch

Doors open at 7

Speaker begins at 7:30. 

Guests and New Members Welcome


Adapted from a talk she gave at the 2017 Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle, Kristin will focus on how to grow food year round to become more sustainable in the garden. 

South Delta Garden Club seedling
From site selection, planning your garden to knowing when to plant and harvest you will learn what you need to be a successful grower. 

About Kristin

Kristin is passionate about growing and teaching. 
When she’s not busy in her garden she is sharing
South Delta Garden Club tomatoes on the vine
her knowledge through teaching cl
asses, speaking engagements, writing articles for newspapers and magazines, or writing on her garden blog ‘ThatBloominGarden’.


Kristin holds a diploma in Horticulture from the University of Guelph and has been a Master Gardener with the Vancouver Master Gardeners Association for the last 26 years. 
South Delta Garden Club vegetable garden

Equally impressive is her work within the community. She was president of the Ladner Community Garden Society for five years after establishing the garden in 2011 and helped start the Alexandra Neighbourhood House Community Garden and the Tsawwassen First Nation garden prototype in conjunction with Simon Fraser University. She was a garden coordinator for the Many Small Hands Children’s Garden, where she developed educational programming for elementary students.


Kristin has been teaching sustainable garden classes for the Corporation of Delta for the last three years and hosted the garden show, ‘That Bloomin’ Garden’ and ‘The Delta Gardener’ for ten years with Delta Cable Television.

Kristin lives on a half-acre property in Delta with her husband Jim. In 2015 they transformed their side garden into a kitchen garden where they were able to grow over 160 pounds of food. For Kristin, it’s all about learning and sharing her expertise.




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.

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

More Info


November Gardening

To Do list

By Angelika Hedley


General 


Keep off the garden and grass as compressed soil will damage roots. 


Dried stems / flower heads give winter interest as well as seeds for birds. 


Plant 


Bare root trees.


Prune 

Roses from 1/3 to 1/2 in height if not done in November.

Plant Health 


Dormant spray fruit trees


Protect tender plants from frost, ice at roots.


Clean tools, oil, sharpen.



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November Meeting Recap

Tool Talk

Club Members Share Favourite Tools and Tips

by 

Heather Fayers

Hercule Poriot would have had numerous suspects in disguise, had he attended our November meeting. 

South Delta Garden Club Tool Talk November 2017The many sharp saws, knives and blades, all different, what were produced as 'favourite gardening tools' were amazing. Had he been so inclined we could have outfitted a street gang. 

Jenny Hards brought her super flexible 50” hose and Ursula Schmelcher her weed burner. 

Myrka Pennor showed us her super durable

South Delta Garden Club Tool Talk November 2017
pointed spade, so useful for covering evidence on any misdeeds that may have occurred in my library. 

Michelle Wilson’s Enforcer was introduced as the final solution for everything, especially when added to the extra muscle hired by Ursula’s cheque book. The name Lee Valley was frequently mentioned.

South Delta Garden Club Tool Talk November 2017

As you can see, we all had fun. Sincere thanks to all those who participated. It was a great way to end our year.