Invasive Species

Rachelle McElroy from the Coastal Invasive Species Committee will survey the host of beautiful, but environmentally destructive, species home gardeners have introduced into landscapes for decades. These invasive species include terrestrial, semi-aquatic, and aquatic plants. Alternative choices, both native and non-native, in the Grow Me Instead program, will be considered. In the case of popular shrubs like ILEX (holly), the solution is simple: plant a sterile named variety.

Pre-meeting workshop: 6:30 pm, Lower Boardroom Certified Arborist Ryan Senechal, September 2013’s speaker, returns with a workshop on fruit tree pruning and orchard care. Meetings are held at the Garth Homer Centre, 813 Darwin Ave, Saanich. (Extra parking at the Saanich Municipal Hall parking lot.)