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.