Friday, November 15, 2019

Upcoming Events... Nov-Dec 2019

Note: If you'd like to come to our Dec 12th GGC potluck — and please do! — please bring your own plate, cup, silverware, something to drink, and a dish to share. We won't have cooking or dishwashing facilities in the LRC, so bring a dish that doesn't have to be reheated.








Sunday, November 10, 2019

Our November meeting...

Our November Meeting ... Thursday, Nov 14th, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Hello!

Our guest speaker for November is Margaret Cadwalladr, who will talk to us about her recently published book, A Secret Garden: The Story of Darts Hill Garden Park.
Darts Hill Garden is the result of over 70 years of work and dedication by Francisca Darts. Along with her husband Edwin, Francisca turned a logged-off piece of land into an award-winning orchard and then into the unique garden that is Darts Hill today.
You can read more about the garden here: https://dartshill.ca/
In 1994, the couple donated their 7.5-acre garden to the City of Surrey and its citizens on the condition that they could continue to live out their lives there. Their intention was to give Surrey its own garden to be used as a horticultural centre for the preservation, enhancement, and development of plants. 


After Edwin died, Francisca stayed on until her death at the age of 96 in December 2012. Today, the Darts Hill Garden Conservancy Trust Society works in partnership with the City of Surrey to maintain and enhance the garden. 

A bus load of GGC members visited the garden in September. This month's meeting will give all of our members an opportunity to appreciate the garden and the story of the Darts' achievement.
Margaret's book will be available for sale. If you wish to buy a copy, please bring $29.95 in cash.


GGC meets in the "LRC" — the Learning Resources Centre — which is under the Britannia VPL library. As you're walking west toward the library, veer left on the walkway, walk alongside the library, and you'll come to a ramp entry to the LRC on your right. We start at 7:00 and end before 9:00.

We always have tea and goodies and a few door prizes. Try to remember to bring your own teacup. See you there!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Our October Meeting ... Thursday, Oct 10th

Our October Meeting ... Thursday, Oct 10th, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

Hello!
Hope you're coming to the GGC meeting on Oct 10th to hear Paul Kroeger talk about Death Cap Mushrooms in BC. The Death Cap Amanita phalloides is a deadly European mushroom introduced to North America with imported trees. It was first found in BC in 1997 and in Vancouver in 2008. Patterns of distribution may help explain how this important fungus spreads with horticultural trees and how it got here originally. I describe the detective work that yielded interesting clues and discuss some possible implications of what we’ve found.

Paul Kroeger
Paul Kroeger has studied mushrooms for over forty years and is a founding member of the Vancouver Mycological Society. He’s considered a leading expert in field identification of mushrooms of western Canada and has made a special study of  “little brown mushrooms” including magic mushrooms and their relatives. He’s been involved in many projects and studies about diverse aspects of mushrooms; gaining knowledge about fungal biology and ecology, and biochemistry of toxic, hallucinogenic, medicinal and edible mushrooms. Years of experience create unique insights and understanding of fungal life-ways and interactions in temperate ecosystems.


If you have any mushrooms you'd like Paul to identify for you, bring them along — if possible, bring the actual mushroom, not a photo!
GGC meets in the "LRC" — the Learning Resources Centre, which is under the Britannia VPL library. As you're walking west toward the library, veer left on the walkway, walk alongside the library, and you'll come to a ramp entry to the LRC on your right. We start at 7:00 and end before 9:00.

We always have tea and goodies and a few door prizes. Try to remember to bring your own teacup. See you there!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

September 12th meeting — Botanus!

Hello!
Hope you're coming to the GGC meeting this Thursday, Sept 12th. Our speakers come from Botanus, a Langley-based bulb-order company. They have an extensive catalogue, both online and on paper. As well, they will be bringing some bulbs to sell — "at great prices"! Sales will be cash only — so bring some cash if you might be keen. Here's what they have to say about their presentation:

‘Fall’ in Love with Unusuals

Fall is the time of year to get in the garden and start planting all the classic bulbs you remember from your childhood…it’s also an exciting time to dig in and plant some very different offerings. These may be different and new to you, but we guarantee you will ‘fall’ in love with them in the spring. 
At Botanus we love the classics but we also love the new and not so classic. With this presentation we want to encourage you to be daring and try something new this fall, something that will give you plenty to talk about next spring.
So join us for a fun-filled evening as we introduce you to the history of, and interesting information about, unusual bulbs. These are the kind that you plant in the fall, get to love all spring long, and actually enjoy for years to come in your garden!




The Grandview Garden Club meets in the "LRC" — the Learning Resources Centre, which is under the Britannia VPL library. As you're walking west toward the library, veer left on the walkway, walk alongside the library, and you'll come to a ramp entry to the LRC on your right. We start at 7:00 and end before 9:00.

We always have tea and goodies and a few door prizes. Try to remember to bring your own teacup. See you there!


Questions? Send us an e-mail at grandviewgardenclub@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

GGC Plant Sale today, June 15th! Starts at 10:00 a.m.!

1122 Semlin Drive (at the back, which is on Rose Street). Lots of interesting plants for sale. Part of the Great Grandview Garage Sale!
And don't forget the East Van Garden Tour tomorrow, June 16th, 10:00-4:00!!
:-)