We meet monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month in Ladner to hear invited speakers talk about a variety of topics that are of interest to gardeners in Ladner and Tsawwassen area. Between the speaker and the general meeting there is time to socialize, discuss gardening questions and check out the raffle table and plants brought in by members to show us what is growing now. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Meeting begins at 7:30pm.
Other events include the spring plant sale, day tours, member's garden tours, summer picnic, show and share, raffles, door prize and year-end dinner.
No meeting in July, Aug & Dec; Picnic in the summer and a couple of tours. There will be a Christmas Party in December. Regular meetings with a Speaker all other months.
History & Distribution of Temperate Plants Around the World
The renowned plantsman and garden designer will explore the mysteries and travels of plants through time and changes in the earth's land masses. Always passionate, always engaged with his audiences, Egan's talk will be sure to inspire.
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. When he is not teaching, Egan keeps busy with his residential garden construction business. Previous gardens Egan has worked at have been VanDusen Botanical Gardens, Park & Tilford Gardens and the Mendel Floral Conservatory.
Egan has been an active speaker at garden clubs, conferences and seminars. 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. Egan loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking and botanizing on the weekends. He was born to be a gardener.
Doors open 7 pm. Egan starts 7:30 pm.
Garden Classes Spring 2017
Our own member, Angelika will be doing some educational seminars again.
For more information, check out our Events tab
Starting From Seed
Easy annuals to start from seed NOW
By Peg Keenleyside
In these last months of winter you are usually content to just curl up with a few garden magazines, flipping through, admiring all the lush displays of flowers and foliage and thinking how your own budget would never stretch that far.
But you’d be wrong!
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February Gardening To Do list
By Angelika Hedley
Water esp. under eaves and evergreens if rainfall is low
Start tuberous begonias & hardy annuals
Pot up geraniums, take cuttings
Sprout early potatoes
Plant sweetpeas, rhubarb, shallots, broad beans, peas, leeks, radish, parsley, fruit trees & canes, shrubs, roses
Fruit trees & canes, blueberries
Hellebore cut back old leaves
Cut at 15 cm: buddleia, summer-blooming clematis
Spray fungicide (if not done in January)
Moss control: aluminum sulphate
Top dress perennials,
In-ground fertilize ornamental & fruit trees
Aerate soil if not waterlogged
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Sunday June 25th will mark the first garden tour for the South Delta Garden Club in over a decade. We will welcome avid gardeners and plant lovers to visit Boundary Bay, Ladner and Tsawwassen to wander through ten unique, private gardens.
As a bonus, tour-goers will have private access to the Secret Garden of Boundary Bay, a labour of love by one local resident. The garden has been described as 'so elegantly designed and cleverly planted that you would think it had been done by a team of professionals.'
Tickets will be available for sale to the public May 12 to June 24th at the following South Delta locations:
6508 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta
2300 56th Street, Delta
West Coast Seeds
4930 Elliot Street, Ladner
Ticket Purchase Day of Tour
Tickets will only be sold at Sunnyside Nurseries on the day of the tour Sunday June 25th for $20.
Ticket sales are cash only
No Children Under 12 please
Rain or Shine