Here is a link to the December 2022 newsletter produced by the BC Council of Garden Clubs (CVHS is a member), It contains some interesting articles plus some lovely photos of purple plants that were submitted from members across BC to help celebrate the continuation of the Canadian Garden Club’s 2023 initiative of keeping the 2022 Year of the Garden going by planting purple flowers.
The January 2023 newsletter link is below. It contains a very interesting article called ‘Right Plant, Right Place’ written by Allison Forbes of Spirithouse Gardens from the Gibsons Garden Club. She describes her experience with what happens when the ‘right place’ is under threat due to climate change–well worth a read!
A link to the February 2023 Bulletin is below. Included is an article from Brian Minter on Sustainability in the Garden as well as articles on What is a Woolly Bear Caterpillar? and the Cabbage Butterfly.
A link to the March 2023 BC Council of Garden Clubs’ bulletin is following. It contains articles about the Okanagan Xeriscape Association and the brown elfin butterfly…plus some other interesting tidbits.
Here is a link to the April BC Council of Garden Club’s newsletter. It contains some good information, including articles on:
- Planet-Friendly Gardening
- Plants and Pollinating Partners (including a list of suggested native plant species)
- Grey Hairstreak, Common Hairstreak, Strymon Melinus butterfly
May’s newsletter is hot off the press. Articles include information on:
FLORAL DESIGN SHOW WINNERS
BC COUNCIL OF GARDEN CLUBS AGM
MAYNE ISLAND GARDEN CLUB JAPANESE MEMORIAL GARDEN TOUR
GARDENING FOR A HEALTHY MIND
ANISE SWALLOWTAIL, PAPILIO ZELICAON
PULMONARIA, PERFECT FOR SPRING POLLINATORS
Here is the June 2023 newsletter:
The July newsletter is available. Included are articles on:
Lorquin’s Admiral butterfly
The August newsletter is hot off the press. Included is some great information on how to garden in drought conditions as well as how to tell the difference between a helenium, a heliopsis and a helianthus…along with some lovely photos.
September’s bulletin is now available. It includes some great articles:
How to introduce whimsey in your garden (with photos including one from our own CVHS member Veronica Wills)
Climate Resistant Plant Strategies Essential in a Drought, from the Okanagan Xeriscape Association
Floral Art - What Is It? (including some lovely photos)
Qualicum Beach Community Garden Children’s Program
Falling in Love with Collarette Dahlias, from the Vancouver Dahlia Society
Woodland Skipper Butterfly, from the Vancouver Master Gardeners
Coming to Term with Weeds, from the South Surrey Garden Club
October’s bulletin is now available here:
To read the November bulletin, including an article about the Red Admiral butterfly, please click below.