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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 March 25th

The meeting will begin with a short business section followed by an expanded break for the seed exchange.  We hope to build on last year's success so this year's exchange will include seeds, seedling plants, and... Mason bees. Mason bees are technically not plants... but interesting and useful to plants, aren't they? Members have been sent emails concerning the seed/seedling exchange. If you have not received these emails, please contact Edith.

After the exchange look forward to a presentation by Ron Long on Alpine Plants of Chile.
Ron writes: The Andes Mountains crest forms the border between Chile and Argentina. These massive mountains have created a spectacular landscape as well as a unique natural history. Plants, birds and animals have evolved here that occur nowhere else on earth. My focus will be plants from that area that are interesting and sometimes unique.

Ron Long is a world traveler and was a professional photographer at Simon Fraser University for 36 years. Half of that time was spent in the Biosciences Department and Ron retains a deep interest in biology and nature. He is currently Vice President of the Native Plant Society of BC as well as being on the speakers committee of VanDusen Gardens.  He will also show some techniques and ideas for photographing plants.

Hardy Palm International (HPI) Fall 2019 distributed December 10th

A link to the new pdf version of HPI 102 (Fall 2018) was distributed to members by email on December 10th. If you are a member and did not receive this email, please contact Charlie.

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

Dates for 2019

Plant Sale Saturday May 18th

Similar to previous years, the sale will be held at the Phoenix Perennials site in Richmond BC. We hope to have some large specimen plants that are otherwise unavailable for special purchase by members. Stay tuned!

General Meeting Monday May 27th

Speaker will be Karin England, whose credentials include park planner for Metro Vancouver and degrees in landscape architecture. Her topic will be Grow Green Guide, on practical solutions and tools that create gardens that support regional sustainable initiatives.

Garden Tours July - August

Dates and format have yet to be finalized, but we hope to have several interactive tours similar to last years' water feature tour, as well as one that will be a bit of an expedition. Stay tuned!

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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