Alpine Gardeners of Central Vancouver Island
Events and Speakers
October 7, 2019 - Bernie Dinter - speaking on Miniature Conifers
Bernie Dinter has owned Dinter Nursery for 43 years. He started with a degree in Plant Science from the UBC Department of Agriculture. There will be miniature and dwarf conifers available for sale after the meeting.
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre - 1PM, doors open at 12:30
October 28, 2019 - Jeff de Jong- speaking on Trough Gardening
Jeff de Jong is a Horticultural Instructor who teaches at the University of Victoria who is passionate about gardens everywhere and often leads tours to locations around the world. He will be talking about Trough garden design while demonstrating different techniques.
June 10, 2019 - Qualicum Beach Civic Centre- 1PM Marcela Fereyra will be speaking on the Best Flowers of Patagonia
Marcela is an expert on the flora of Patagonia. She is author of “High Mountain Flowers of the Patagonian Andes” and has published numerous other articles. She was Professor of Biological Sciences at two universities from 1982 to her retirement in 2018. She has led numerous floral tours in the area and shared her expertise at conferences such as the NARGS one at Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
March 25, 2019 - Don McWatt will be speaking on Cyclamen and other specialty plants - Don McWatt was the owner of Island Specialty Nursery in Chemainus and has extensive experience and knowledge. He will be bringing plants for display and for sale.
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre 1PM, doors open at 12:30
June 10, 2019 - Marcela Fereyra will be speaking on the Flora of Patagonia
October 7, 2019 - Bernie Dinter will be speaking on Miniature Conifers. There will be plants available.
October 28, 2019 - Jeff de Jong will be giving a talk on Troughs, building and planting with a demonstration
October 1, 2018 - Bernie Dinter of Dinter Nursery in Duncan will be speaking on "Spring Flowering Bulbs, Beyond Tulips and Daffodils" including dwarf and species spring flowering bulbs suitable for the Rock Garden. There will be bulbs and dwarf plants available for sale.
Bernie Dinter has owned Dinter Nursery for 43 years. He started with a degree in Plant Science from the UBC Department of Agriculture.
May 7, 2018 - Jim Jermyn - The Challenge of growing European Alpines
After obtaining his horticultural qualifications in 1973, Jim Jermyn held a variety of posts in Germany, Italy, and the U.K. and was for twenty years the proprietor of Scotland's distinguished Edrom Nurseries, which was established in 1930. He has led many botanical tours to the Dolomites and is now a horticultural consultant and show manager for "Gardening Scotland," a large national show held annually in Edinburgh.
He is a frequent lecturer on gardening topics in the U.K., Europe, U.S.A., and Canada and author of two excellent books
April 30, 2018 - Ted Leischner of PlanBeeNow will be giving a talk on native pollinators and how to attract them with special emphasis on alpine and rock garden flowers. He is a Pollinator Conservation & Habitat Restoration Specialist
Check PlanBeeNow out on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/planbeenow
April 24, 2017– David Sellars: Chaos in the Rock Garden: Putting Theory into Practice. Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, Doors 12:30, Meeting at 1 pm. Members $5 at door, includes Prize Draw and refreshments.
May 8, 2017 – Alan McMurtrie of reticulatas.com - Alan will speak on his work breeding Iris reticulata cultivars. Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, Doors 12:30, Meeting at 1 pm. Members $5 at door, includes Prize Draw and refreshments.
June 12, 2017 Jiri Papousek from Czech Republic, Speaking on Small Daphnes Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, Doors 12:30, Meeting at 1 pm. Members $5 at door, includes Prize Draw and refreshments.
2014 to 2016
Hans Roemer spoke on
"Growing Bulbs on the Dry Side of Vancouver Island"
"Alpines of the Southern Rocky Mountains"
David Sellars spoke on
"Picos de Europa" &
"Where to Find Alpine Flowers in the Olympic Mountains"
"Pyrenees Flora in Perspective"
"Photographing Alpine Plants: A Landscape point of view"
Malcolm McGregor spoke on "A World Full of Saxifrages"
Mike Kintgen spoke on "Great Rock Gardens of Europe"
Frank Hovenden spoke on "An Introduction to Bonsai on Vancouver Island"
Cliff Booker spoke on "The Definitive Dolomites"