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SBGC News 150News and Events from Around the Gardening Community

Galvanized Planter Tins


The common area of our townhouse complex was looking a little sad and we wanted to brighten it up without spending a lot of money.

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Master Gardeners Answer Questions by Phone, Email

Garden Club meetings have always been the place where we talk to fellow gardeners and find answers to our questions.

With meetings on hold for now, we thought there might be gardeners who would be interested in having the contact information for the Master Gardeners' phone and email information services. 

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2019 Japanese Beetle Program Results

Japanese beetle

Dawson and Corbin came to our meeting in July and updated us on the work being done to try and control the invasive Japanese beetle. They have just released some key results from their work in 2019.

  • The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) detected an 86% reduction in Japanese Beetles in Vancouver compared to 2018.  
  • Similar to 2018, most (91.9%) of the Japanese beetles were caught in False Creek’s David Lam Park suggesting the incursion is still very centralized to this area. 
  • CFIA detected four Japanese beetles in traps outside of the regulated area and two beetles outside the treatment area, but still within the regulated area. 

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