General Meeting

PENINSULA GARDEN CLUB UPDATE

FEBRUARY, 2021

Your executive is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 protocols as they impact our club and our ability to hold meetings.

As the Mary Winspear Center is still closed for most meetings, we are moving along with attempting speaker presentations on the Zoom platform.

 

PGC May 10 Speaker Christin Geal Floral Designer and Gardener

Crisitin Gaell – Floral designer, gardener, and writer, will be our Zoom speaker on May 10 in the afternoon. Christin elevates floral design to a fine art, working on the principles of floral style. She encourages designers, gardeners and floral entrepreneurs to think differently about their work with flowers, drawing on the history of music, paintings of the Impressionists or the work of floral innovators like Gertrude Jekyll and Constance Spry.  Sign on for this not to missed presentation.

Important dates and schedules on Web site

General, Executive and plant sale meeting dates are on the web site along with the Parlour Show schedule and Speakers list for 2021.

Virtual Parlour Shows

Don’t forget that we are having Virtual Parlour Shows every month from February on.  Each month will have two categories, one specific, and one open category.  See the posted categories on the web site under “This Month”. Please take up to two photographs of the plants you wish to enter in both categories (1200 x 1800 pixels, Jpeg format) and submit them to Bonita Elliott b2elliott@shaw.ca, before the scheduled date of that month’s meeting.  Ensure that your name is provided with your pictures as well.  Have fun and join in!

Please don’t hesitate to contact your executive with questions or concerns.

Your PGC Executive

Regular Club Meetings

Regular Club meetings are on the second Monday of each month. There is no meeting in August or January. Unless otherwise announced, all Club events are at the Mary Winspear Centre.

General meetings have a guest speaker, a business meeting, plant sale, raffle, refreshments, parlour show and awards ceremony. Exhibitors should consult the parlour show schedule available from the link button above this panel.

Other Event Information

Past Speakers

Hear from our expert speakers on a variety of gardening and landscaping topics

Top Soil Eat Local

Redefining how we grow our food

TOPSOIL grows food in unused urban spaces right here in Victoria. We supply high quality fresh produce to restaurants who want to wow their customers with incredible locally-grown flavour.

Lori Weidenhammer

Interdisciplinary Artist

Lori Weidenhammer is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary artist originally from Cactus Lake, SK. Her father kept bees when she was a child, and years later, she found herself pulled into the culture and science of bees and caring for beehives in her backyard.

Saturna Olive Consortium

Michael Pierce

Established in 2009, the Saturna Olive Consortium sells olive tree cultivars selected for the zone 8 growing areas in British Columbia’s Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. The SOC nursery is located on Saturna Island, British Columbia.

Deer Proof Gardening

Fran Benton

Deer Proof Gardening Or How to Drive Yourself Bonkers and Amuse the local deer

Peninsula Garden Club has been operatingfor 62 years in Sidney, Vancouver Island.

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