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Note: All 2019 general meetings in Vancouver are held in the Cedar Room at VanDusen Gardens, 37th Avenue at Oak St., starting at 7:30 pm. There is no admission charge and all are welcome.

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General Meeting Monday May 27th

The business section of the meeting included reports on initiatives and summer events. Many of those have now been finalized (see below). After the break the speaker was Karin England, who spoke about the Grow Green Guide. She showed multiple examples of successful gardens that illustrate the practical solutions and tools that support regional sustainable initiatives. Her focus was primarily in gardening in small spaces which has become the new normal, at least in the Greater Vancouver area.

Yucca rostrata special purchase - a great success!

The shipment was delivered to us on June 17th, with all specimens in good shape. The purchasers have mostly received their specimens and planted them. Watch for an article in the forthcoming HPI about this initiative, including photos of the specimens in their final locations. We wish to thank John, Charlie, and Frank for all their work in the logistics and distribution in this special initiative.

Summer Social - Sunday August 4th

This years' host will be long time Society member Phil Davies, at his exotic garden in Surrey. This date is in the middle of the August long weekend so earlier than usual. Members will receive an email with more details (including opportunities to volunteer to help with set up etc) in the near future.

Garden Tours July - August

Although the proposed Tofino tour by light aircraft was eventually nixed by the persistent summer fog which grounds small aircraft, we have confirmed at least one event; a tour of Morgan Creek Tropicals in Surrey BC. The aforementioned rostrata purchase was facilitated by them, and as a major wholesale supplier of tropicals and other plants in Western Canada they have extensive greenhouses and shipping facilities. The tour by necessity will be during a weekday since it's closed on weekends. The tour date will be Thursday July 25, starting at 1 pm. . Although they are a wholesaler, they will sell specimens to members of the tour. Members should expect an email in the near future with more details.

Hardy Palm International (HPI) Spring issue #103 delayed

Due to a variety of factors (many of them unexpected and personal for the coordinating editor John) this issue has not yet been assembled and will probably will not be ready until mid July.


Advance Notice Dates (More details and events will be posted when available)

General Meeting Monday September 23th

Speaker will be Daniel Mosquin from UBC Botanical Gardens. Topic TBD.

Annual General Meeting Monday November 25th







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