Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Our September Meeting ... Thursday, September 13th, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Hello!
For our first meeting of the new school year, two of our club members, Cliff Bell and Paul Kjekstad, are presenting. Their talk is entitled “Around the World with Cliff and Paul: Gardens, Flowers and Art.” Their talk will chronicle  some of their travels, and it will highlight the intersection of flowers, gardens, different cultures, and art, always finding the unexpected. A fascinating element to both of them, is the back story or history to what they are viewing. Lucky for Paul, Cliff is an excellent photographer and there are some unforgettable photos of flowers and nature. Hopefully it will inspire you to travel some more, both near and far.

You're sure to enjoy this meeting. As usual, we will meet in the "LRC" — the Learning Resources Centre, which is under the Britannia VPL library. As you're walking west toward the library, veer left, 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.

Bring your gardening questions and concerns ... and your ideas for topics or speakers for upcoming meetings.

We always have tea and goodies and a few door prizes. See you there!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Our July Meeting ... Thursday, July 12th, 7:00 p.m.

Hello!
We don't have a formal speaker for this month's meeting. What we'll be doing is looking at photos a few people took of the gardens on the East Van Garden Tour and talking about the tour.
You'll love this, whether you went on the tour or not. 
  • If you did go on the tour this year, now's your chance to talk about what you saw... And see any gardens you might have missed. Also a few of the people whose gardens were on the tour will be there, so you can ask them questions or chat with them. 
  • If you happened to miss the tour, you'll be able to see some of the best features of the gardens.
Either way, you're sure to enjoy this meeting. Everyone's welcome to contribute to the conversation.

As usual, we will meet in the "LRC" — the Britannia Learning Resources Centre, which is under the VPL library. As you're walking west toward the library, veer left, 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.

Bring your gardening questions and concerns ... and your ideas for topics or speakers for upcoming meetings.

We always have tea and goodies and a few door prizes. See you there!

Note: We won't be having a meeting in August.


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Japanese Beetle Threat in Vancouver

Following the discovery of Japanese beetles in the False Creek area, the Canadian Food inspection Agency has issued the following information and advice:


Although Grandview is just outside the affected area, it is important for us to be aware of the danger of this pest to our plants and the measures being taken to control its spread.

Posted by Christine Allen

Monday, April 23, 2018

Ikebana Spring Show

Jane Hood, a longtime Grandview neighbour, asked me to post this notice for her Ikebana group's show. Admission by donation. Workshops!

Ikebana Spring Show!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Alpine Garden Club Show and Sale


Several people have asked to be reminded of this opportunity to obtain some unusual plants.
The sale is this Saturday, April 7, 12 - 4 pm. Cash or cheques only.
Posted by Christine Allen

Monday, February 19, 2018

Seedy Saturday - February 24th, 10 -4, at VanDusen

This is the annual celebration featuring heritage seeds, fruit trees and organic gardening.

Vendors

Alpine Garden Club of BC

Buds 'n Petals

City Farmer

Derry's Orchard & Nursery

Edible Oasis

Gloucester Green

Kelpman

Nyala Catering

Planting Seeds Project

Salt Spring Seeds

Seeds of Diversity

Simply Neglectables

Urban Fruitery

Vancouver Master Gardeners

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Water Wikka

West Coast Seeds


Derry Walsh, who has spoken to our group on the subject of Fruit Trees, advises that there will be a good selection of apple trees (including cider apple trees and Perry pear trees) plus a big selection of Berries: blueberries including 3-in-one pot, blackberries, honeyberries, raspberries, strawberries, 2 colour-in-one pot strawberries, black currants, saskatoons, goji berries, gooseberries, rhubarb ('strawbery red'), red huckleberries, and Evergreen huckleberry (black berries).

Posted by Christine Allen

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Our March 8th meeting!

Our next garden club speaker is David Sellars, alpine gardener and photographer, who will show us patterns in the apparent randomness of natural landscapes and will describe how he redesigned his own rock garden following the principles of chaos theory.

This should be another super Garden Club event — David's a very entertaining and knowledgeable speaker.

As usual, we will meet in the "LRC" — the Britannia Learning Resources Centre, which is under the VPL library. As you're walking west toward the library, veer left, 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.

Bring your gardening questions and concerns ... and your ideas for topics or speakers for upcoming meetings. 
And, if you like, bring a sample of something seasonal that you love in your garden that looks fantastic on the day of our meeting.

We always have tea and goodies and a few door prizes. See you there!


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

NOW'S THE TIME TO PURCHASE
YOUR 2018 MEMBERSHIP!

Bring $20 to the meeting and renew your membership for 2018! If you don't want to join, but want to come to a meeting or two during the year, it's a $4 drop in.

By joining, however, you help us to stay solvent and to pay generous honoraria to our guest speakers.
Plus, with a membership, you get discounts at most garden shops including GardenWorks, Figaro's, and Magnet Hardware (for garden-related purchases but not counting "sea soil"). Show your membership card at any garden store; many of them give discounts to members of any garden club.