Coming Events and Activities:

Qualicum Beach Garden Club Meeting – “Xeriscaping Landscape.”

Qualicum Beach Garden Club Meeting, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the QB Civic Centre, 747 Jones Street, doors open at 7pm; meeting begins at 7:30pm. Guests $3.

As our summers seem to be getting warmer and drier, Amy Robson will be giving a timely presentation on xeriscaping your landscape. Amy has a diploma in Horticulture Technology from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and is a certified arborist and accredited in Integrated Pest Management.

“Horticulture was a natural progression in my journey as an artist and I have been dedicated to the industry since 2002. It has offered me the ability to express myself artistically but make a difference in my community and the environment. “

Amy is a co-owner of Nature’s Choice Design, whose services include landscape design, irrigation, tree care and xeriscaping.

Eaglecrest Garden Club Meeting – “Rock Gardens and Regular Gardens.”

Wednesday July 17th at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.  Guest fee: $3

Speakers: Valerie Melanson and Margot Moser, members of Alpine Gardeners of Central Vancouver Island (AGCVI) speaking on “Alpines for Rock Gardens and Regular Gardens”.  Alpines are compact plants originally from mountainous and alpine regions.  Most are dwarf or slow-growing and grow best in dry, rocky outcrops.  Don’t be put off by their small size – they come in a huge array of shapes, colours and types of foliage.  Many are also evergreen, so you can enjoy their colour all year round.  And they work in non-rock gardens too!! 

ARS District 1 Presidents’ Meeting:

The summer Presidents’ Meeting will be held on Thursday August 29, 2019 hosted by the Vancouver chapter at a time and location TBA in Horseshoe Bay, BC

NIRS Executive Meeting Sept. 3rd:

The Sept. 3rd, 2019 executive meeting will be held at the home of President Maureen Denny 1515 Balsam Ave. in Comox. The meeting will begin at 10:00 am.  Members are asked to review the June executive meeting minutes and reports in preparation for the meeting.