Sunday, December 5, 2010

November 30th, 2010
Presented by Guest Speaker, Bill Reid, Director, Powell River Parks Recreation & Culture

Wintry weather may have postponed our November 23rd meeting, but couldn't deny us the entertaining and educational evening provided by our Guest Speaker, Bill Reid.  Not only did Bill demonstrate the planting of a terrarium, he shared helpful and thrifty hints with us...and much laughter! 

For an informative website on terrariums, please click here   

Bill suggested containers to use for terrariums: 
  • glass carboys (wine making jugs)
  • glass storage containers of varying sizes, with or without lids
  • fish tanks
  • brandy snifters
Basically any clear glass container.   Tinted or cloudy glass greatly  reduces light transmission and interferes with plant growth and health.

Bill added the gravel, charcoal, pre-moistened moss, and soil. 
He prepared planting holes, removed the small plants from their pots, compacted their roots and soil by rolling in paper, and pushed/dropped those 'babies' into their new home. 
Bill kindly donated the Terrarium Extraordinaire as a prize and it accompanied lucky Club Member, Katie Cheung, home. 

As if that wasn't enough fun, we also enjoyed bidding on all the wonderful garden-related donations made by our Club Members.  Proceeds of the Auction will be donated to Powell River's Christmas Cheer.  Thank you everyone for your support!

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