General Meeting

Sept 9th, 2019 at 7 pm, Mary Winspear Centre

September 9, 2019, 7 pm.
Mary Winspear Community Center in the Charlie White Auditorium

Connie Thompson has a long history of growing dahlias in the summer months, and making hand made, beaded, embellished Christmas Decorations that she sells at craft fairs pre-Christmas. Her  history with Dalia’s began about 25 years ago. Over the years she became a dahlia judge, growing and showing at dahlia shows during the summer months. Her and her husband, live on a small farm and in 2013 are growing over 600 dahlia plants. They sell dahlia tubers in the spring and attend the Qualicum Beach Farmers Market selling cut flowers and floral arrangements during late July, August and September as long as the weather holds! They also supply cut dahlias for summer weddings.

Connie will be speaking to us of the World of Dahlia growing and care.

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

Propagation workshop

Date: Aug 28th 2019 , 1:30 pm

Location: 9313 Carnoustie Cresent North Saanich.

Bonita Elliott’s home

What to bring:

  • Gloves, trowel, secateurs (pruners) clean pots 4” and 1 liter
  • If you have any chunks of Perennials you want to split and pot up, iris bulbs, dahlias, grasses, strawberry and raspberry runners, sedums , suckers from trees/shrubs (lilac, cleodendron)  etc.  Ask your neighbours if they have anything they want split bring the chunks and we will teach folks how to split them and pot them up. 

We will split plants for the Sept sale and propagate plants for the spring sale.

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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