Events

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Apr 5, 2021 - Apr 15, 2021 All Day

Canadian Western Association of Floral Art Clubs - Virtual Floral Art Show

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Canadian Western Association of Floral Art Clubs is having a Virtual Floral Art Show.

The deadline to register is Monday, April 5, 2021.

The deadline to email one picture of your exhibit is Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The show schedule is available on our website or from the Show Chairperson by emailing:  .

 

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Apr 10, 2021 All Day

Virtual Tuber Sale

Vancouver Dahlia Society’s Virtual Tuber Sale beginning at 10 am April 10,2021 at www.vancouverdahliasociety.com

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Apr 19, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Resilient Gardens in a Changing Climate

CVHS MEETING – MONDAY APRIL 19th, 2021, 7:00pm via Zoom

 

Speaker: Dr. Linda Gilkeson, from West Coast Gardening

Topic: Resilient Gardens in a Changing Climate

Change’, it is the one thing that is constant in our world. Have you noticed that some of your reliable and dependable shrubs and plants seem to be struggling or have completely died away? The CVHS (CV Horticultural Society) is excited to have Dr. Linda Gilkeson join us on Monday April 19th, via zoom at 7:00pm, to discuss how to design resilient gardens in a time of global and regional climate change.

What does climate change mean for our food gardens and landscape plants? Dr. Gilkeson will discuss how extreme weather affects plants, including trees and how to design your food and ornamental gardens, now, looking to the years ahead. She will also touch on how to help your plants survive unusual weather and ways that gardeners can help mitigate climate change itself.

Dr. Gilkeson earned her Ph.D in Entomology from McGill University in 1986 before moving to BC. She has an impressive and extensive list of accreditations from working in the Provincial Government, promoting the reduction and elimination of pesticides (and was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee medal for her work) to writing a number of best selling books, conducting many workshops and doing private consultations. We are excited to glean hints of a florishing gardening future as she speaks from her years of dedication and experience.

Linda now devotes her time to writing, teaching and consulting. Check out her comprehensive gardening books, Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest or her more recent book; Resilient Gardens: Pollinator Gardens, Garlic Diseases, Pest Update.

Wishing to attend? Advanced registration is required for both members and non-members. Current members will receive a Registration Invitation e-mail prior to the event. Non-members may purchase a Guest Pass for $5.50 by visiting our website at www.comoxvalleyhortsociety.ca by 5:00pm on Friday, April 16th, as it requires a couple of days to process. You may also use this same website to purchase an annual membership ($20 single or $30 family).

Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for Monday May 17th at 7:00pm, when CVHS will host our next Zoom presenter … Richard Hebda, retired Earth Science Specialist from the Royal BC Museum, who will chat to us about all things in the Iris world.

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Apr 21, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Community Art Workshop #1: Plant Identification and Collection

In this first workshop in a series, learn how to identify common plants in your neighbourhood (including native, edible, toxic, and invasive plants). We will also cover how to safely collect plants for documentation or craft purposes. This workshop will be presented by Tasha Murray, Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver  Executive Director.

For more information, or to register please visit: https://iscmv.ca/events/community-art-workshop-1-plant-identification-and-collection

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May 17, 2021 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Creating climate change gardens and the special role of Irises

Comox Valley Horticultural Society meeting – MONDAY MAY 17th, 2021, 7:00pm via Zoom

Speaker: Richard Hebda, President of the BC Iris Society

Topic: Creating climate change gardens and the special role of Irises

We are excited to explore the fascinating and colourful world of Irises, with Dr. Richard Hebda. Learn about their diversity and adaptability, their outstanding long season of bloom along with the amazing range of iris species. Hebda will illustrate varieties from winter to fall bloomers and from miniature dwarfs to 2 m tall giants. He will explain how to choose, plant and grow these remarkable flowers, so wonderfully suited for our Vancouver Island inland climates.

With a PhD in Botany from UBC, Richard Hebda is passionate about his studies and research in vegetation and climate history in BC. He joined the Royal BC Museum in 1980 and retired in 2017. Hebda was the Curator of Botany and Earth History and has authored many scientific papers, books and reports over the years. He is an adjunct faculty member at UVIC and continues to teach in the Biology, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Environmental Studies program. He was the first faculty coordinator of the Restoration of Natural Systems Program at UVIC in which he still teaches.

It is hard not to get caught up in Dr Hebda’s infectious spirit, as he discusses the roles that the remarkably diverse Iris, can play in our future climate change gardens. British Columbia’s climate is changing rapidly with warming winter temperatures, summer droughts and a longer growing season. Learn strategies and techniques to adapt your garden to the future and keep it beautiful. Now is the time to start transforming our gardens!

Wishing to attend? Advanced registration is required for both members and non-members. Current members will receive a separate Zoom invitation. Registration for non-members ($5.50) is simple – visit our website at www.comoxvalleyhortsociety.ca by 5:00pm on Friday, May 14th, as it requires a couple of days to process. You can also use this same website and process to purchase an annual membership ($20 single or $30 family).

Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for Monday June 21st at 7:00pm, when CVHS will host our next Zoom presenter … Natasha Asselstine, Nutritionist who will chat about the topic of ‘the health benefits of eating within the season’.

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May 19, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Community Art Workshop #2: Photographing Plants

Join the Invasive Species Council for the second workshop in the Community Art Plant series. This series will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about local plants, and how to document them in various ways, through a series of three, free, virtual workshops.

In this workshop, learn how to take good photos of plant with your cell phone or camera. This workshop will be presented by Krystle Coughlin Silverfox, an artist based in New Westminster.

Workshop participants and residents will have the opportunity to submit their artwork for publication in a local plant guidebook available in summer 2021 as free online resource available to anyone. Workshops will be recorded and available for online viewing afterwards.

For more information, or to register, please visit: https://iscmv.ca/events/community-art-workshop-2-photographing-plants

 

 

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May 19, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Companion Planting Workshop

Join Organic Master Gardener, Lori Greyell, for a Companion Planting Workshop on Wednesday, May 19 at 6:30pm via Zoom. Learn about plant friends and foes and building a harmonious food garden.

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Jun 12, 2021 - Jun 20, 2021 All Day

Garden Days

BC Council of Garden Clubs has a contest to help celebrate Canadian Garden Council’s Garden Days, June 12 to June 20. Each club or community garden submit a photo of a member’s garden to BC Council of Garden Clubs by June 20. Each garden club or community has a chance to win one of three prizes – $50, $75 or $100 for their group. BC Council will choose one of the photos to be submitted to the Canadian Garden Council’s Garden Day contest to represent BC gardens.

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Jun 13, 2021 All Day

Sooke Secret Garden Virtual Tour

Keeping music alive in our community – the 21st Annual Sooke Secret Garden Virtual Tour will be available free online. Three separate events will be available on consecutive Sundays on June 13, 20 and 27. Enjoy our hidden gardens and listen to music by the Sooke Philharmonic and friends.

Visit our website for more information, links to the garden videos and a sneak peak video!

https://www.sookephil.ca/secretgardentour

Thank you to our sponsors and advertisers for helping to bring this event to you!

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Jun 16, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Community Art Workshop #3: Botanical Illustration

Join the Invasive Species Council for the third workshop in the Community Art Plant series. This series will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about local plants, and how to document them in various ways, through a series of three, free, virtual workshops.

In this workshop, learn how to illustrate plants using a variety of art techniques. This workshop will be presented by Isabel Gasior. If you would like to follow along with Isabel for this workshop, here are the recommended materials to use: paper (preferably water-color paper), pencil, eraser, watercolor paints, water, brushes, and tissue.

Workshop participants and residents will have the opportunity to submit their artwork for publication in a local plant guidebook available in summer 2021 as free online resource available to anyone. Workshops will be recorded and available for online viewing afterwards.

For more information or to register for this workshop, please visit: https://iscmv.ca/events/community-art-workshop-3-botanical-illustration

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