(Black Press file photo)

Plant experts to speak at Summerland Ornamental Gardens

First workshop scheduled for Saturday, March 21

The smell of spring is in the air and that means gardeners throughout the valley are getting ready to begin another growing season.

To help gardeners prepare for the season, the Friends of the Summerland Ornamental Gardens have lined up experts on everything from soils and rose propagation to native pollinators and their favourite plants.

READ ALSO: Seeds and gardening information available at Seedy Saturday in Summerland

READ ALSO: Open house will feature Summerland Ornamental Gardens

The first workshop will take place on March 21, presented by Penticton-based soils scientist Scott Smith. He will be sharing his latest learning about the many and varied soils of the South Okanagan and how best to care for them. The workshop takes place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Summerland Ornamental Gardens.

The workshop series continues on April 25 at the Summerland Library when naturalist and author Eva Durance discusses native and naturalized plants. This Earth Week event will help identify which of our wild plants arrived with settlers and whether they are beneficial or invasive.

There are five other workshops and tours slated throughout the rest of the season – all at the Ornamental Gardens.

They include: Invasive Plants Workshop with Lisa Scott on May 23, Tree Tours with Douglas Justice on May 30, Native Pollinators and Plants They Like with Kenna MacKenzie on June 13.

The final two will be A Rose Garden Tour on June 20 and a Rose Propagation Workshop on July 11. Both will be hosted by Rick Sauder.

Please register in advance at workshops.summerlandgardens@gmail.com

March ends with Summerland’s Seedy Saturday at Summerland Alliance Church on March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be more than 20 seed and other vendors to explore, along with the usual seed exchange table, workshops and refreshments.

The Summerland Ornamental Gardens are at 4200 Hwy. 97 S., Summerland. For more information email friends.summerlandgardens@gmail.com or visit www.summerlandgardens.org

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

gardening

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Protest planned after Vernon man’s probation conditions lifted

Richard Slobodian had his probation order cancelled in B.C. Provincial Court Sept. 14

COVID-19 minimizes Okanagan Regional Library budget increase

Library adapts to pandemic fiscal disruptions

Interior Health reports three additional COVID-19 cases in region

The number of cases in the region since the beginning of the pandemic are now at 492

Schubert Centre reopens with new chef, menu to serve Vernon

Farm-to-table focused chef aims to serve up more local eats to seniors, diners

Petition wants ‘aggressive dogs’ banned from Vernon-area parks

Local woman starts online petition to urge RDNO to change bylaws after reported dog attack

3 new deaths due to COVID-19 in B.C., 139 new cases

B.C. confirms 40 ‘historic cases,’ as well

Stranger in truck grabs boy walking home from school in Kelowna

The 11-year-old boy escaped the incident, RCMP are investigating

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington

‘This is a very difficult sentencing’; Judge delays Okanagan manslaughter trial to next week

The courts heard Friday that Bourque “did not intend to cause harm” but that her actions were “reckless”

Emaciated grizzly found dead on central B.C. coast as low salmon count sparks concern

Grizzly was found on Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw territory in Smith Inlet, 60K north of Port Hardy

VIDEO: B.C. to launch mouth-rinse COVID-19 test for kids

Test involves swishing and gargling saline in mouth and no deep-nasal swab

Young Canadians have curtailed vaping during pandemic, survey finds

The survey funded by Heart & Stroke also found the decrease in vaping frequency is most notable in British Columbia and Ontario

B.C. teachers file Labour Relations Board application over COVID-19 classroom concerns

The application comes as B.C.’s second week of the new school year comes to a close

CHARTS: Beyond Metro Vancouver, COVID-19 cases in B.C. haven’t increased much recently

COVID-19 case counts outside of Metro Vancouver have been level since July

Most Read