Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 4, 7:30 pm
Trent Street Rain Garden
Tayler Krawczyk of Hatchet & Seed Contracting discusses permaculture, including Rain Gardens. These shallow depressions use soil and plants to slow and clean runoff from hard surfaces such as roofs and driveways. Select species and amended soil hold several inches of rain while storm water slowly seeps into the ground, filtering out pollutants usually reaching streams and oceans. Rain Gardens also reduce flooding on nearby properties and roads. A changing climate with wetter winters, more intense storms, and tidal surges means Rain Gardens will play important roles in urban water management (victoria.ca).
6:30 pm Pre-meeting workshop
Randy from Lee Valley Tools (www.leevalley.com) demonstrates irrigation equipment: low-flow drip systems (above-ground & easy-to-install); hoses, timers & sprinklers. Meet in Lower Boardroom, at 6:30 pm.
Meetings are held at the Garth Homer Centre, 813 Darwin Ave, Saanich. (Extra parking at the Saanich Municipal Hall parking lot.)
If your garden is ready for its closeup, why not submit it to Open Gardens so that other VHS members can be inspired?
PLANT SALE Season!!
HCP Tomato Day! Saturday, May 25, 2013 Horticulture Centre of the Pacific
Victoria Rhododendron Society Show & Sale Saturday, May 25, 2013 Westshore Town Centre
Victoria Cactus and Succulent Society Show & Sale Friday, May 31, 2013 – Saturday, June 1, 2013 Tillicum Mall
Daylily Festival Friday, July 19, 2013 – Sunday, July 21, 2013 Urban Oasis Garden Centre
Upcoming Hardy Plant Group Events
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