April Garden Club Meeting

The Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club will meet on

Thursday, April 16th at 7pm
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church,
Corner of Buller St., and 3rd Ave.,

Doors open at 6:30pm

Our speaker will be Devmurti Khalsa of Denman Figs for Life on the topic of

Hardy Figs & Unusual Edible Permaculture Trees.

“Lusciously sweet figs can flourish in our coastal gardens; the trees are beautiful, pest free and drought tolerant.”
Devmurti grows some 100 varieties! We’ll also learn about other unusual edible trees that thrive in our climate:  delectable Black Mulberry, Japanese Raisin Tree, Yellowhorn, Japanese Heartnut and others.
Devmurti will have some trees for sale.

Our Plant Sale co-ordinator, Jeanette, will recirculate the sign-up sheet for THE Plant Sale to be held May 9th at Aggie Hall and will provide us with further information involving the big day.
Raffle Prize Donations: Please let Joanne Armstrong know if you can contribute an item or plant for the Plant Sale Raffle  jarmstrongpg@shaw.ca

Club membership for 2015 is still open for $15. Contact lists will be updated to reflect current information after this meeting.
Please SEE  our treasurer, Carroll McLaurin if you paid through Salamander Books but have not yet received your club membership card.

Bring a friend, a mug for the break, a door prize if you have one and a non perishable food bank contribution if you are able.
$$ for a possible tree purchase

Keep tottering around in the garden, tend those seeds and pot up donations for the plant sale.
ENJOY this wonderful time of year.

Looking ahead: Great speaker treats coming our way. Trips, the June Pot luck and summer garden visits are in the works.

See previous posting for updated information regarding the Garden Sale in May.

Garden Club Sale Information

Our plant sale on the second Saturday in May (May 9th this year) is a very important fund raiser for the club.

Please consider volunteering to help out with the sale when the sign-up sheet is circulated at the April meeting.

When labeling plants for the sale please include the name of the plant 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.
As well as plants – Seedlings, houseplants, bulbs, and tubers are welcome.

The following donations would be much appreciated:

  • Raffle prizes
  • Used or unneeded garden tools, garden related equipment or garden ornaments.

Fliers will be put out for distribution by members.

Soil for potting up is available at Jennifer Forrest’s at 375 Chemainus Road. Look for it at the front of the property.
At the meeting the timing/schedule for the sale will be reviewed and another e-mail will go out just before the sale.

Thank you to every one who has (and is about to) volunteer for the sale.

May Sale Reminder

Event date: Saturday May 9, 2015
Event title: Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club Plant Sale
Location: Aggie Hall Ladysmith corner of 1st Ave. & Symonds St.
Time: 9 am until “sold out”.
Admission: Free
Perennials, annuals, shrubs, herbs, house plants, vegetable seedlings & “experienced” garden equipment. Raffle at door.