Garden Club Meeting Thursday September 19

The Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club will meet on Thursday, September 19th , 2019
Time: Doors open 6:30pm. Meeting begins at 7pm.
Where: Lower Meeting Room G18 at the Ladysmith Community Health Centre,
1111 4th Ave, Ladysmith.
Enter through the main doors and use either the stairs or fully accessible elevator.

Join us for the first meeting of the 2019-2020 GARDEN CLUB YEAR. The Membership Table will be open at 6:30pm and during the Break as needed. Annual Fee is $15. Please bring cash or a cheque made out to Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club
🗞Be sure to get a Book Mark that outlines the upcoming speaker and event line up.
Our speaker will be Gordon MacKay of Alba Plants on the topic of PROPAGATION.
Gordon teaches the propagation portion of the VIU Master Garden Program and is always well received. He stated that he may also present a few slides illustrating some of his favourite plants to tie in to the topic. There will be time for questions at the end.
Twenty club members attended the fruit tree pruning workshop led by Gordon in August and there may be a chance of a Winter Pruning session early in in 2020. Stay tuned.

Following the Break, club members will be asked to vote on the naming of April J as Vice President, taking over from Shamim R . Thank-you Shamim 🌹 for all you do for the club.

The October 17th meeting will include a Members’ Plant Auction. Please keep this in mind when you are doing your Fall garden clean-up or reassessing your houseplants.. Pot up and label plant donations so that our auctioneers know what they are describing.

Refreshments of tea and decaf coffee will be provided at the break. Please Lug a Mug from home.☕️. Goodies will be provided.
Looking forward to reconvening and seeing new and familiar faces.🤗

Garden Club meeting May 16, 2019

The Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club will meet on Thursday, May,16th, 2019
Time: Doors open 6:30pm. Meeting begins at 7pm.
Where: Lower Meeting Room G18 at the Ladysmith Community Health Centre,
1111 4th Ave, Ladysmith.
Enter through the main doors and use either the stairs or fully accessible elevator.

Following hot on the heels of a busy Plant Sale, this will be the last formal meeting of the 2018-2019 club year before we meet again on September 19th. Still to come is the June Pot Luck. A date will be decided upon and details sent out well before the party.

As a special treat we have, as our May speaker, Mike de Jong, a professional horticulturist. His experience, since graduating from Olds College in Landscape Management, is vast. Jeff teaches a wide variety of gardening classes and speaks to Garden Groups all over BC. Jeff is a tour leader for Worldwide Quest and will be leading his 6th tour to New Zealand in January 2020. He is presently a Faculty Staff person at the University of Victoria. For many years he was the site manager at the lovely Abkhazi Gardens. Jeff presented a lively talk to our garden club several years ago and it is with pleasure we welcome him back to speak on Gardening with Bulbs throughout the Year.

✰Immense gratitude to all who worked before, during and after the Plant Sale to ensure all the details were covered…the results of your labours were most appreciated and eagerly purchased. You have added to the pleasure of other gardeners and funded our bursary and food bank contributions.

Business items.
• Volunteer requested to accept an Invitation to attend Ladysmith SS Commencement Friday, June 7th, 2019 to present the Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club Bursary
• Appreciation Evening invitation from Nanaimo Ladysmith Schools Foundation
• Election of executive for 2019-2020
• Volunteer positions filled for 2019-2020
• Plant Sale feed back
☕️Refreshments of tea and decaf coffee will be available at the break. “Lug a mug” from home. Thanks to Bennye M and Jennifer F for providing the goodies.
Donations of non perishable goods for the Food Bank and items for our door prizes are gratefully received.
Membership is prorated at $10 for the remainder of the 2018-2019 year. $5 Drop in

April 18 Meeting

The Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club wil meet on Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time: Doors open 6:30pm. Meeting begins at 7pm.
Where: Lower Meeting Room G18 at the Ladysmith Community Health Centre,
1111 4th Ave, Ladysmith.
Enter through the main doors and use either the stairs or fully accessible elevator.

Our speaker will be Margot Moser on the topic of Native Plant Beauties.  Margot was born with a trowel in her hand and has no intention of ever putting it down. While taking Master Gardener courses 20 years ago she realized she should have pursued a career in horticulture rather than teaching! The Master Gardener manual inspired Margot to design a perpetual garden journal called ‘My Growing Gardenbook’ which sells widely in Canadian and US garden centres and gift shops. Her particular interest in native plants began early as she explored the woods near her home in (then rural) Burnaby and has contributed to her preference for natural-looking landscapes.
For a list of Margot’s recommended native plants, please click on this link: Native Plant List – Margot Moser June 2016
She is bringing some native plants for sale.

Everyone is encouraged to get digging, thinning, propagating and potting up to stock the tables for the May 11th Plant Sale
✒️Please label offerings clearly with plant name, habits, growing needs and flower colour etc.

Business items will include
• Further planning for the May 11th Plant Sale with sign up sheets and poster distribution. Check the sign-up PDF as a reminder to volunteers. Posters on PDF are for sharing on-line or for printing extras if desired.
• Raffle donations (see Joanne) or mailto:jarmstrongpg@shaw.ca
• the May 16th election for executive positions– PLEASE consider a role for yourself or nominate a willing candidate.
• Snacks -May and September
• June Pot Luck location?

Prorated 2019 membership until August: $10; and $5 drop-in.
********Bring a mug for the refreshment break offering tea and decaf coffee. Big thanks to Marianne and John for providing the goodies.
THANKS to everybody for the outstanding participation and contributions that make the club thrive.

Any donations for the door prize draw and the food bank are most welcome.