May Garden Club Meeting

Just in time for planting your Summer and Winter garden planting, the Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club is pleased to host Carolyn Herriot for a two-part talk on Edible Gardening. Carolyn is a passionate gardener, speaker and author of ‘The Zero Mile Diet, A Year Round Guide to Growing Organic Food’ and ‘The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook – Seasonal Recipes for Delicious Homegrown Food‘ (Harbour Publishing). She has recently relocated to Yellow Point where she is planting an edible rockery garden.  Her IncrEdibles! are seedlings, ready to go into your garden.

May 21st:  IncrEdibles! – Growing your way to Better Health
Now that we understand the link between diet and good health it is even more important to join the ‘Grow Your Own Food’ movement. In this inspiring talk Carolyn shares tips and techniques for creating edible landscapes that provide abundant vegetables, fruits and herbs year-round to feed your family the best that nature has to offer – locally!  IncrEdibles! will be available for sale at this time.

September 17th:  Saving Your Own Food Seeds – Everything You Need is in the Kitchen
There’s no such thing as sustainable food production unless we have the seeds with which to grow the food. Carolyn has operated ‘Seeds of Victoria’ since 1991 and was instrumental in launching Seedy Saturdays across Vancouver Island to facilitate the collection and sharing of local food seeds for future food security. In this talk she shows you how easy it is to save seeds and money at the same time. IncrEdibles! winter vegetables will be available for sale at this talk.

Bring a mug for the coffee break, a little something for the Food Bank box, and return library books.

Doors open at 6:30, meeting at 7, at
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church Hall,
Corner of Buller Street and 3rd Avenue, Ladysmith.

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2015 PLANT SALE RAFFLE WINNERS

Basket of home canning – Tamah Hurn

Japanese Ensata Iris – Sandi McCulloch

Lap quilt – Krista Noon

Mosaic – ‘Tea in the Garden’ – Pauline Bue

Oil painting – Yolande

Honeysuckle vine – Barb Bradford

Variegated hosta – Karen Killis-Robinson

$100 Island Garden Gift Certificate – Carol Noon

Bird bath – Jane Fowler

Watercolor painting – Diane Webber

Rhododendron – Donna Ferguson

Cowichan Valley Garden Club Spring Flower Show & Tea

The Cowichan Valley Garden Club
invites you to their annual

Spring Flower Show & Tea on Saturday, May 30

from 1 – 4 pm at
St. Peter’s Church Hall, 5800 Church Road in Duncan.
Admission to Flower Show is $3 with Children 10 and under FREE.
Afternoon Tea $4.

Come and enjoy the beautiful Judged Show complete
with flower arranging demonstrations starting at 2:00 pm
by members from the Victoria Flower Arrangers Guild.

People are encouraged to enter an exhibit
please contact: Esther Craig at 250-246-2422 or
email: glenest@shaw.ca by Friday, May 29

GARDEN SALE REMINDERS

Hello Plant Sale Volunteers and Donors,
This is your final reminder about the upcoming plant sale (maybe).

Friday May 8th

For those who signed up for the set up (and those who have set up stuff).
4:00 pm at Aggie Hall to arrange and cover tables, place plant category signs etc.

All members
6:30 pm at Aggie Hall to bring (well labelled) plants for placing and pricing, boxes and tools.
If you are bringing bulbs or bulk items, please bring bags.

Saturday May 9th

For members only
Hall opens at 8:00 am
Pick up your volunteer scarves (with the fabulous floral motifs, you don’t get to keep them)

Doors open to general public
At 9:00 am (no early birds).

If you need more information call Jeanette at 250-245-8539
Thanks to all garden club members for all your great work.