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Member Events

 Fall Plant Share - Saturday, September 6 
Bring your plants in at 9 :00  the event begins when the plants are identified, labeled and ready to go, which is usually 9:30 or 10:00 and the event runs until  11:30 or 12:00 noon (Rain or Shine).
Check the Members' only page for details.

                    

 If you've never participated before, plan on attending! If you would like to volunteer, touch this link volunteer department or leave a message at (403) 287-3469 X 222 and the volunteer coordinator will call you back.

Please note that that this event includes  both trading and selling plants. Plants purchased cost $3 each.                        

Member Talks

Join Author, gardener,  Dawn Vaessen, for a informative presentation on gardening success with a dog sharing your outdoor space.  Many of us love our animals, as much as we love gardening but how can these two loves work together?  Dawn has learned the tricks of co-habitating (with a Great Dane) so has many ideas to share.

The night will include an opportunity to meet and chat with fellow members and gardeners while you enjoy a light snacks and beverage (from 6:30 - 7:00). Join us!

Thursday, Oct 23 - 6:30 to 9 pm. 
Christ Church
  3602 - 8 Street SW

Members are free. Non-Members are always welcome but  requested to pay $10  (at door). See membership does have benefits.

Member Talks

Join Horticulturalist, Dawn Vaessen for a informative presentation on Gardening Success with a Dog sharing your space.. The night will include a relaxing evening of social time with light snacks and beverages (from 6:30 - 7:00),

Thursday, Oct 23 - 6:30 to 9 pm. 
Christ Church
  3602 - 8 Street SW

Members are free. Non-Members are always welcome but  requested to pay $10  (at door). See membership does have benefits.

 

Members' Only Open Gardens

Enjoy some wonderful spring gardens.   Members get your first peek at some Calgary Gardens.   Login to the members only area for all locations. 

Not a Member?  Join now and enjoy open gardens from May to September. 

Have you got a garden you would like to share? Contact us

 Annuals -perennials

 


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What are you Curious about?

Education is a one of our key activities at the Society. We would like to hear what you are curious about in the Calgary gardening scene? This will assist us design our workshops and talks. Here is a short survey

Share Your ideas

Give it a try by clicking on the link, download the survey, fill it in and them submit. We look forward to hearing from you.

Annual General Meeting

Date:    Thursday,  September 25, 2014.

Time:   7 pm  to  9 pm

Agenda

  • Approval of 2013 minutes
  • Message from President
  • Presentation of 2014 Audited Financial Statements
  • Elections

Refreshments, snacks and door prizes! 

 Location:   Christ Church,     3602 - 8 Street SW

 

Special Guest:  Adam Yakabuskie   
Canadian Lilies Inc.
 Topic: Who Cares About Lilies?

 Knowing the different types of lilies and the care they require will allow you to have lilies blooming in your yard all summer long. Adam will discuss ways to acheive this in Calgary's Chinook climate.

About the Speaker:

Adam breeds lilies for commercial sales. He focuses on two lily divisions: Asiatic and Martagon. These two types of lilies are great growers in the Canadian climate for the home gardener. They are alsoAdam's personal favorites.

In addition, to breeding lilies, Adam is a director with the Alberta Regional Lily Society, and a life member with the North American Lily Society (NALS). He is the NALS 2015 Show Chair, which will host the International Show and lily Convention in Calgary on July 15-19, 2015.

 

Lilium x Asiatic Hybrid 'Suncrest'

Container gardening  
Container GardeningCalgary Herald article


 One of the easiest ways to add colour and interest to the garden is with containers. There are really no limits to how creative you can be when choosing both the containers and the plants since they are only meant to last through the summer months. This is your chance to use those zone 6 plants we zone 3 gardeners all covet.

 read more:  Calgary Herald article by Maryjo Fairweather, member and past editor of Calgary Gardening

 

 

 

 

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