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General · 27th March 2013
Joy Bird
The use of Native plants in our gardens has been a sustainable and practical gardening style for over twenty years. In BC, several nurseries are dedicated to solely growing native flora, not just for reclamation work in our natural environment, but for home and commercial use in our landscapes. Garden styles change with time, and after copying what is considered an English style for generations, North Americans have evolved into a style of their own, using some of the beautiful plants Mother Nature has created, from grasses to Oregon Grape.

Patricia Johnston is a Native Plant Gardening Consultant from Victoria who has given 200 workshops on the use of natives in the garden. Over the last 12 years, she has partnered with the Victoria Capital Regional District’s Water Department, Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary and helped to develop many native plant demonstration gardens in the Victoria region. Her presentation will discuss the values and benefits of using native plants in your garden. Her slide presentation will show several native gardens in BC, teaching us which native plants work in the landscape and how they are being used.

Come out on Monday, April 8 at 7pm for the last Garden Club meeting of the season. Cost is $2 at the door or buy a membership for $10. For the show and tell table please bring a sample of what your post equinox garden can produce.

Val Bar