LEARN ABOUT OUR EDUCATION AND VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS Master Gardener Training is offered in 6 different regions in the Province. There is a Classroom component , followed by a Volunteer Component which must be met before becoming a Qualified Master Gardener and receiving your...

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 16:00 in MGABC | Read more


Forcing Bulbs - forcing bulbs enables us to enjoy the fragrance of spring during dreary days of late fall and winter. Bulbs that force well are paper-white narcissus, tulips and hyacinths. To force paper-whites, place the bulbs in a container 2 or more inches deep and large...

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 10:09 in Okanagan | Read more

Container Vegetable Gardening

The PDF file linked below is the presentation made by Dig This at the May 20th 2015 VMGA General Meeting.  Elizabeth Cull has kindly consented to posting her slides in the public space of the VMGA website. Please click the link below to access a copy of the presentation.  It is...

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 09:28 in Victoria | Read more

CULTIVATING COMMUNITY: A Guide to Starting a Community Garden

Cultivating Community:  A Guide to Starting a Community Garden Congratulations to Shelaigh Garson, a Thompson Shuswap Master Gardener and coordinator of the City of Kamloops Community Gardens. She has written a book about starting community gardens.  A PDF copy of this book is...

Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 05:14 in Thompson Shuswap | Read more

A SPRING AFFAIR - from Dirt to Dixter - post conference news

POST CONFERENCE NEWS: It was a cold , wet , blustery day - perfect for spending indoors! Over 375 People attended and the day flew by as we laughed and learned. Our 3 MG Speakers: Mike N, Cathy C. and Tony P. rounded out the lectures nicely at the end of the day with their short...

Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 18:28 in Vancouver | Read more

2016 SEEDY SATURDAYS - Learn How! Thru April

Seedy Days will be happening all across the country Please click on this link to view more info on other Seedy Days in February , March and April Meet Seed Vendors! Learn How to Plant and Grow Food. Take advantage of Special Deals on Seeds. Rub Shoulders with other like...

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 18:28 in MGABC | Read more

2016 Garden Education Events

Another year of Gardening is fast upon us and already many Garden Clubs are up and running. There are a number of incredible events happening in February including Gardener’s Day in Salmon Arm, The Pacific North West Garden Show in Seattle and Seedy Saturday in Penticton. The...

Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 19:45 in Okanagan | Read more

EUROPEAN FIRE ANTS : What's all the Fuss? New Info

The most probable pathway of introduction is through the movement and distribution of infested horticulture material, including potted plants,  soil and mulch. Example: Gardeners sharing with other gardeners. Excerpts from European Fire Ants in BC - Please click here to read the...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 01:39 in MGABC | Read more

SPRING IPM for the SWD : Asian Fruit Fly

Spring IPM for the Asian Fruit Fly : Spotted Wing Drosophilla UPDATE Nov 2016 via LInda Gilkeson: Some of the most recent information on this pest is that fall trapping could be useful control to catch the flies before they find a sheltered place to spend the winter. You can...

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 07:33 in Vancouver | Read more

TOOLKIT- WHAT'S NEW FOR MGs : Important Links

Diseases Impatiens Downy Mildew Fungus :  This disease was found in BC, summer 2013- more info here Info on the pathogen and other info  here BOXWOOD BLIGHT FOUND IN BC here List of susceptable cultivars here Pests of specific crops info here Invasive Weed alerts: Daphne...

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:52 in MGABC | Read more


This year, Christmas baking reached a new culinary high: lemon tarts filled with lemon curd made from lemons from my own 'Improved Meyers Lemon' tree. Not only is it an attractive and exotic-looking plant, especially in winter, it is relatively easy to grow and the fruit are an...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 09:51 in MGABC | Read more

ROMANCE BLOSSOMS - A Trip to the NW Flower and Garden Show

This years' show embodied the theme 'Romance Blossoms' with stunning landscaped gardens by the region's best known landscapers and growers.  The exhibition featured 23 grand display gardens, daily schedules of instructive and entertaining seminars, floral competition, city...

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 09:40 in Vancouver | Read more