Garden Soil Available

From Jen Forrest.  I am pleased to report that garden soil is now hiding under the ugly blue tarp at 375 Chemainus Road.  Garden Club Members are welcome to help themselves for potting plants for the plant sale.  There is a shovel in the vicinity but please bring your own buckets.  A limited number of pots are available.  We can use more gallon or 2gallon pots if anyone would like to drop off extras.

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2017 Membership Renewal

Members who have not renewed for 2017 are now past due and membership name tags have been removed.

In order to not miss the Linda Gilkeson talk at the April meeting, memberships can be renewed at the door for $15.00, otherwise a $5.00 visitor fee will be required.

Meeting Notice: Thursday, March 16

The Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club will meet on Thursday, March 16th in the lower meeting room of Frank Jameson Community Centre, 810 6th Ave., Ladysmith 

(some parking available near the skate park)

Doors open 6:30pm Meeting begins at 7pm
 
With great hopes that we are nearing the end of this cold weather, we look forward to the presentation given by our guest speaker, Karen Cameron on the topic of Unusual Perennials
 
Troughout Karen’s life, she has always enjoyed gardening and finding the usual.  Her quizzical nature keeps her experimenting on what grows where and sometime pushing the borders with growing conditions.

In her later career she worked six and a half years for Raingrow, an organic fertilizer company out of Oliver, BC. Karen’s job was theSales and Training Representative during which she covered all across BC, Washington State, Oregon & their garden centres.   Her knowledge of soil science and the interaction with a variety of organic fertilizers stood her in good stead with the garden shops and communities during her many travelling lectures.    Karen fully completed the Master Gardener course at Malaspina College in 2000 along with a few years of volunteering with the Vancouver Island Master Gardeners. 

After Raingrow, Karen went to work for Turley’s and was the in charge of their outdoor Specialty plant garden centre until just recently when the centre closed due to business changes.  

 

As part of the business meeting, we will be discussing yet another  possible change in venue and fiscal year as well as some upcoming committee structures.
Thanks for all the generous offers to help and share time and talents.
*****For those interested, DON’T FORGET the SOIL SAMPLES and FEE for M.B. Labs following the directions available at the February meeting.
*REMINDER…….Get your 2017 membership available for $15
*Fill out a survey and a chance to win a $25 gift certificate for Sandpiper Nursery ( to be down at the March meeting.
Gentle REMINDERS
-Lug a mug for the tea/coffee break. Thank you to Diana G and Rose M for signing up for snack goodies.
-If you can, donate a non perishable food item for the Food Bank 
-Bring a friend( $2 drop in)
-Any offerings for Door Prizes are always welcome
The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world.” Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962)