South Delta Garden Club
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The South Delta Garden Club
since 1952

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

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February 20th Speaker

Plant Propagation and Seed Germination 

Egan Davis

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Speaker begins at 7:30 pm

Guests and New Members Welcome

A club favourite and renowned plantsman, Egan will share his vast knowledge and experience on the timely topic of propagation and germination. 
pumpkin seedling

Always passionate, always engaged with his audiences, Egan's talk will be sure to inspire.

Come early to get a seat!

About Egan

Egan Davis is a Red Seal Horticulturalist who lives in Vancouver BC and works as the Chief Instructor of the Horticulture Training Program at UBC Botanical Garden. 

Previously Egan worked at VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Park & Tilford Gardens and the Mendel Floral Conservatory. 

Egan has been an active speaker at garden clubs, conferences and semi
nars. His outreach activities have also included television and radio segments on HGTV’s Gardening by the Yard, CKNW’s The Home Discovery Show and CBC’s North by Northwest. 

When he is not teaching, Egan keeps busy with his residential garden construction business. 

Egan loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking and botanizing on the weekends. He was born to be a gardener.










Gardening Stuff

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January Gardening

To Do list

By Angelika Hedley


General 


General - Water esp. under eaves, evergreens if rainfall is low


Plant 


Start: tuberous begonias and hardy annuals. 

Pot up geraniums, take cuttings.

Sprout early potatoes.

Plant: 

    - sweetpeas, 

    - rhubarb, 

    - shallots, 

    - broad beans, 

    - peas, 

    - leeks, 

    - radish, 

    - parsley,

    -  fruit trees and canes, 

    - shrubs, 

    - roses.


Prune 

Prune fruit trees and cane fruits, blueberries.

Cut back old leaves on Hellebores.

Cut buddleia and summer blooming clematis to 15 cm.

Plant Health 


Dormant spray fruit trees.*


Moss control with aluminum sulphate.


Top dress perennials.


In-ground fertilize ornamental and fruit trees.


Fertilize berries.


Aerate soil if not waterlogged.


*Check the January issue of News in Bloom



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January Meeting Recap

Kristin Crouch

Creating a Successful Kitchen Garden Year Round

by 

Heather Fayers

Master Gardener Kirsten Crouch needs no introduction, being a past president of the Club. She told us how best to grow vegetables herbs and flowers for kitchen use.

Be sure you and your wheel barrow have easy access to all parts of the bed.The deeper the raised be the easier to garden and happier the plant roots-20”is good. Order good soil to begin with and, in Kirsten’s case, regularly replenish with manure and leaf mould. 

As much sun as possible should fall on the bed for most of the year (6 hour minimum). Use Remay cloth or fleece to keep out pests and protect winter vegetables. Water wisely, weed regularly and keep up with the harvest. 

Do Not plant the whole seed packet at once. Plant a portion of your row, wait two weeks then plant again and so on. If you are just beginning, start with one 4’ by 6’ bed( you can always add more or extend the length) and plant vegetables that you already eat. 

Onion sets and lettuce seedlings are a safe bet. Establish sturdy poles for training raspberries, blackberries and tomatoes. Vertical tripods are aesthetically appealing and space saving. 

Due to slower growth in winter plant seed more densely than in summer.

Remember, the beauty of a kitchen garden is fresh nutritious produce and fruit. Be sure you can check on it easily for harvesting, watering and pest control. Have a good path from the kitchen to the bed for quick access. Always add your favourite flowers and herbs. Beneficial insects will love you for it.