Monday, July 31, 2017

Purple Hydrangeas

The blog recently received a very nice letter from Kathy, a gardener on Quadra Island. She has become interested in the purple mop head hydrangeas she sees in her area. Her question: Is the rich purple colour with large heads a particular variety?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Vegetable Root Diseases from a talk by Linda Gilkeson

Vegetable Root Diseases:  Getting to the Root of the Problem
Presentation by Linda Gilkeson at
Vancouver Master Gardeners Spring Affair March 12, 2017
Notes by Shirley Cole and Sharon Shultz

  • Hard to diagnose e.g. Garlic root diseases

Friday, July 7, 2017

West Coast Seeds Fall and Winter Planting Chart

If you picked up the West Coast Seeds Fall & Winter Harvest Planting Chart at our last meeting, you may have noticed it is for South Central BC rather than the coast. The correct chart can be found on the West Coast Seeds website. Note that this was only a problem for the one page chart, not the Planting Guide booklet.

Have a look at this web page on the West Coast Seeds site. You can also download the spring/summer veggies, flowers, herbs, and cover crops charts.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Flowers Needed

Many many thanks to Diana W, Laura J and Cathie R who have volunteered to do flowers for the PRISMA performance at Willingdon Beach on Wednesday June 14th.

Please look through your gardens and if you have any flowers you are willing to donate it would be very appreciated. The colour theme this year is red, white and black so any daisies or peonies or anything in those colours (or close to those colours) would be perfect.

Laura will be at the Safeway parking lot, 10am Wednesday morning (14th)  to collect your offerings. The baskets will be put together at Diana W's house starting at 11am. More helpers are always welcome.  Diana lives south of town which is why we are arranging flower pick up in town!   Please email me with questions or for directions to Diana's house: 

Thank you.....