Meeting March 21st

The Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club will meet on Thursday, March 21st, 2019
Time: Doors open 6:30pm. Meeting begins at 7pm.

***********COME at 6:30pm for advance sales of the vegetable seedlings.
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.

With Spring having just arrived, we are delighted to have as our speaker, Dorothee Kieser addressing the topic of Healthy Edibles.
Dorothee is an enthusiastic veggie gardener and hence likes volunteering at the Beban Learning Gardens where veggies get started for the community. She is a certified Master Gardener, keen on outdoor education, and is a mentor for the school program at Milner Gardens and Woodlands. She has a huge veggie garden that keeps her family fed. Dorothee will bring veggie starts for sale as a fund raiser for Beban Learning Gardens.
Plant Starters are $2.25 for 4 inch pots and $5.00 for Gallon Pots
Beban Learning Gardens will begin selling starters plants on Wed., March 20, directly from their greenhouse in Beban Park, beside the golf course. Every Wednesday from 10 to noon, from now until June, you can come and buy vegie, herb, and beneficial and edible flower starter plants, grown as organically as we know how, right on our site. Lots of gardening advice is available, as well. You are welcome to browse around our garden and see what we are growing.Plants we will be selling for the rest of March and into early April include:Snap peas, broad beans, sweet peas, thyme, rosemary, mustard, mizuna, strawberries, and lots more
☛Notices:
🌺🌶Our PLANT SALE on the second Saturday in May (May 11th this year) is a very important fund raiser for the club. Please consider volunteering for the Plant Sale Committee and/or to help out with the sale when the sign-up sheet is circulated at the meeting. Also please keep the Plant Sale in mind when when you are: starting seeds (sow a row for the sale) dividing, propagating, thinning or “renovating” your perennials, culling houseplants, clearing out garden books or magazines and replacing usable garden equipment or garden related items. Prizes for the RAFFLE are also highly valued. THANKS in advance for the time, talent and effort that goes into this event.

✔︎Election of officers for the 2019-2020 will take place at the May meeting. Nominations or willingness to continue will be determined in the interim.

✲The Cowichan Valley Garden Club plant sale is on April 27, 2019 at St. John’s Church Hall 486 Jubilee St in Duncan. It runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The sale includes interesting, unusual and hard to find specimens which have been tested by local members in local gardens. Pollinator-bee friendly plants will be identified and a master gardener as well as knowledgeable and enthusiastic club members will be available to answer questions.
☕️Refreshments of tea and decaf coffee will be available at the break. “Lug a mug” from home. Thanks to Susan B and Joanne A for providing the goodies.
Donations of non perishable goods for the Food Bank and items for our door prizes are gratefully received.
Membership is prorated at $10 for the remainder of the 2018-2019 year. $5 Drop in

Meeting February 21, 2019

The Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club will meet on Thursday, February 21st, 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.

Program Notes:
With all the snow and wintery weather this month, it is a stretch of the imagination to envision new gardening season. Back by popular demand is our speaker,Tanya Pickrell, who inspired us in November 2017 with her decorating tips and her creation of a stunning entryway arrangement which Tanya donated as a door prize.Tanya’s Nitty Gritty Greenhouse has been renamed the Olde Thyme Food Garden. She will speak on the topic of Organic Gardening and Heritage Tomatoes, helping us grow great organic edibles in lovely food gardens, both pretty and practical. Tanya’s specialty is the growing of Heritage Tomatoes.
Business Items: Our March 21st meeting will include preparation points for our annual Plant Sale which will be May 11th this year. Sign Up sheets for set-up on May 10th and the on the day of the sale will be circulated at the March meeting at which time volunteers for a Plant Sale Committee will be appreciated. Keep the SALE in mind as you sow, divide, propagate or rescue plants from others.
☕️Refreshments of tea and decaf coffee will be available at the break. “Lug a mug” from home. Thanks to Rose and Donna for providing the goodies.
Donations of non perishable goods for the Food Bank and items for our door prizes are gratefully received.
Membership is prorated at $10 for the remainder of the 2018-2019 year. $5 Drop in

November 15 Meeting Announcement

The Ladysmith Saltair Garden Club will meet on Thursday, November 15th, 2018
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.

With the 🌲 Festive Season fast approaching we are very pleased to have as our speaker, Pat Spezowka, who will demonstrate Making a Winter Wreath. Pat comes with a rich background in both graphic and floral design and since retiring from Edmonton to Mill Bay she has taught floral and Christmas greens classes at Elder College, Duncan, and at Dinner Nursery.If time permits, Pat will also share some other easy Christmas greens techniques.
☕️Refreshments of tea and decaf coffee will be available at the break. “Lug a mug” from home. Thanks to Diana G and Joanne A for providing the goodies.
Donations of non perishable goods for the Food Bank and items for our door prizes are gratefully received.
Membership is $15, $5 Drop in.

Upcoming Events…Save the Dates:
Tuesday, December 4th—LS Garden Club Hands On Christmas Greens Workshop, Lower meeting Room at the Frank Jameson Recreation Centre…booked for 6:30 to 9pm
Purpose:
a) Shared Creation of 12 stunning centrepieces for the Dec. 6th Christmas Pot Luck. The centrepieces will then will become door prizes for lucky winners.
b) Make and Take your own creation using shared materials.
Bring some greenery to share, your own container(s) or forms, oasis if needed and decorative embellishments, secateurs and your designing flair.

Thursday, December 6th — Christmas Potluck Party Lower Meeting Rooms at the Ladysmith Community Health Centre, Gather at 5:30pm with meal at 6pm, followed by games and $10- $15 gift exchange.
✏️A Sign Up list for set-up at 4pm on Dec 6th, Silly Games Department etc will be at the November meeting.
A reminder party invitation and further details will be in a future email.