General · 6th September 2015
A host of golden daffodils...fluttering and dancing in the breeze...(Wordsworth)
Grahame Ware, describes himself as, a ‘poet gone wrong’, and as a working class intellectual who turned to stylish journalism to make a living. A freelance writer/broadcaster for CBC’s Three’s Company, CJOR and CKVU TV, Grahame spent 7 years, ‘in exile’ working in Toronto, and knew something was wrong when he started watching reruns of the Beachcombers. Returning to BC with a Horticultural Diploma from Humber College near Toronto, he taught at Okanagan U while developing his own nursery. He has been living on Vancouver Island as a gardener and as a garden-writer for 7 years.
Grahame will be the guest speaker at the Garden Club meeting on Monday, September 14th, 7 pm at the Community Centre. Narcissus will be the subject of Grahame’s talk which he has titled Daffodils - Old Stalwarts Don’t Disappoint. These beautiful bulbs brighten our late winter gardens. The yearning for Spring and brighter skies is soothed when we see the first Daffodils. Today’s hybrids allow us to enjoy a series of blooms for over three months. Narcissus grow from 3 inches to 18 inches tall and display a great variety of colours. Deer proof and drought tolerant, they introduce glorious colour during a quiet time of year. The next six weeks is when to plant these beauties, so come out and enjoy discovering the wonderful world of Daffodils. Drop ins $3. Annual membership renewal is due at the September meeting $10 for individuals $15 for a family, so please come a bit early to renew your membership.
New this fall, the Garden Club will put on a Plant Sale on Saturday, October 17th 9 am at the Legion. The plants available for sale will be hardy perennials from local gardens. If you have discovered holes in your garden caused by the summer drought, here is a great opportunity to replace those weaklings with some sturdy stock. Mark this date on your calendar now.