Cowichan Valley Garden Club President’s Report May 2019

The meeting will be on May 8,2019 at St John’s Anglican Church Hall 7 PM doors open 6:30 PM
Thank you to everyone who organised the plant sale, volunteered before and on the day and of course donated all the wonderful plants.  Even though the sale was scheduled on the same day as the Rhodo sale we had lots of customers and very few plants were left. These will be on sale at the May Flower Show.  I think having the sale a little later in April meant there were more plants available and further on with growth than earlier in the season.The flower show will happen on May 25th and I would encourage everyone to display something to make a spectacular show.  You do it for the parlor show with wonderful displays and this is just a bigger version with judges from out of town.  I’ll be asking for volunteers for the flower show at this month’s meeting and I know you’ll all be up for it!
If you haven’t already bought your tickets for the bus tour they will be available at Wednesday’s meeting.
Our guest speaker for the May 8th meeting is Zac Kregosky, sharing some valuable and timely information and experience about Xeriscape Gardening.  Xeriscaping is the art of creating gardens and landscapes to minimize water use and maximize water efficiency. As our summers get hotter and water resources lessen, it will be even more important to make the right water-wise gardening decisions.  Choosing the right plant for the right location is key to creating a thriving garden.  A garden should provide as much enjoyment as possible, while impacting our environment as little as possible, with as little work as possible. So Zac believes in and practices being a lazy gardener.
Zac is a professional landscaper from the Comox Valley, whose passion for plants started while he was pursuing a degree in Biology with a focus on plant sciences.  A horticulture program at Malaspina University solidified his desire to work with plants. His career started at the Art Knapp Nursery in Vernon, where he was promoted to nursery manager, and continued at Art Knapp in Comox.  For the last 4 years he has been running his own landscaping business.
Check out the Parlor Show schedule on the website atwww.cowichanvalleygardenclub.com
Entries will be accepted for both April and May schedule. Lots of flowers in bloom to choose from.

Set up will be the Allison Albrecht Team #6, the Sylvia Scott Team #5 will provide the tea.

 

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