April Garden Club Meeting – April 17

The April meeting of the Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club will begin at

7:00pm on Thursday the 17th in the United Church Hall, 232 High Street.

Get ready to enjoy another Edible Garden Series talk by Nora Arajis entitled Edible Landscaping.
For the April 17th meeting, please remember to bring your mug for the break, return library books, and, if you can, donate to the Food Bank box.

May Garden Sale

While making room for new plants or having been inspired by our various talks this year, to rearrange garden beds, please pot up extra plants and divisions for our May, 10th Plant Sale. Seedlings, houseplants, bulbs, tubers etc. are also wanted. Remember the Plant Sale is at AGGIE HALL this year.

When labelling plants for the sale please include the name and, if known, colour of bloom, growth preferences, size and habit. If plants are potted up well before the sale, they will be happily established by the big day.

Potting soil
If you need soil for potting, Jennifer Forrest has a pile in front of her house, 375 Chemainus Rd. which she has generously offered to share. As Jennifer said, “Look for the ugly blue tarp.”

At the April meeting, the sign up list for helping at the sale will be distributed.
On the evening of Friday, May 9th, bring in your sale offerings and once the set-up and pricing has been completed, members will have the opportunity to make advanced purchases. On Saturday, May 10th, before and during the sale event, helpers should not expect to set aside plants for themselves.
Thanks in advance to the helping hands and all the member support of this major fundraiser.

As well as plants and seedlings, the following donations would be much appreciated:
Raffle prizes, used or unneeded garden tools, garden related equipment or garden ornaments

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell of dirt.” Margaret Atwood

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