Monday, September 29, 2014


Here is a short list of invasive plants that we do not want you to sell at the Oct 15th GGC Plant Sale!
Bishop's Weed, Ground Elder (Aegopodium podograria)
Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum)
Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum)
Euphorbia species (except blue/white variegated ones)
Houttuynia cordata
Wild Violet (Viola papilionacea)
Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Plant & Seed Sale, Wednesday, Oct 15th

Hi Grandview Garden Club people,

For our October meeting, instead of a special speaker, we will be having a Plant & Seed Sale, 7:00-9:00, Wednesday, Oct 15th, Astorino’s.

All club members are invited to sell plants and/or seeds.

Please let us know if you want to sell. 

If you sell, you are welcome to keep your profits or we would really appreciate it if you were to donate your profits or a portion of them to the Grandview Garden Club.

We won’t be charging our usual $4 meeting drop-in fee that night. Anyone can come.


* Do not bring any invasive plants to sell!

* Make sure your pots are clean.
* Label everything you want to sell. 

* Price things yourself. 

* Bring some plastic shopping bags for people to take their plants home in.

* Be prepared to take home anything you bring that doesn't sell!

Thanks very much, and we’ll see you on Wednesday, Oct 15th!

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Penny Street

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Upcoming events

Saturday, September 20, 12 noon - 4 p.m: Fall Plant Sale, Alpine Garden Club of BC. Floral Hall at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 37th and Oak St. Free entry. Details at

Sunday, September 21, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Tree talk on Paulownia tomentosa, the Empress tree. Dr. Sun Yat Sen Park, Columbia St. entrance. Details at

Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Spring Bulb and Organic Soil Sale, VanDusen Botanical Garden, 37th and Oak St., $5 per 20 litre bag. Details and pre-orders at

Wednesday, October 15, 7 p.m. Next meeting: Grandview Garden Club. Members' sale of plants and seeds. Details to follow. Watch this space.

Sunday, October 26, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mushroom Show. Displays, speakers, advice. Floral Hall, VanDusen Botanical Garden. Tickets $3 at the door. Details at

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Next Meeting, Sept 17th, Wednesday, 7:00

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, Sept 17th, at Astorino's Hall (Britannia), on the corner of Commercial and Venables.

Our guest speaker, Douglas Justice, Associate Director UBC Botanical Garden, will talk about “Trees of Vancouver”. Douglas will introduce UBC's new app for identifying trees around Vancouver and will answer your questions about suitable trees for East Vancouver city lots.

He's knowledgeable about all sorts of trees but has a particular expertise in maples.