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All events are held at Minter Country Garden Store 10015 Young Road, Chilliwack BC.
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Hanging Basket Days

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Sunday, May 31, 2014

No time to plant your baskets? Let us do the work for you! Bring in your empty hanging baskets or containers from last season, choose from a pre-selected list of filler options and our experts will do the planting for you! Prices vary on container size and plant selection. Note: All containers must be emptied prior to arrival.
No advance drop offs please. Thank you!




2014 PAST EVENTS


Potato Education Day

Saturday, April 5, 2014 1:30pm with Brian Minter

Join Brian as he speaks about potato production in the Lower Mainland, potato and tomato diseases, identification of diseases and how to manage disease in your garden. Find out how the gardener and grower connection matters in our area.

There is no cost to attend but space is limited for this special seminar! Please call 604.792.6612 to sign up or visit us in-store.

This event is courtesy of the BC Potato and Vegetable Growers Association, BC Ministry of Agriculture and ES Cropconsult Ltd, with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. View the poster here.

Fruit & Berry Blitz!

Saturday, March 29, 2014 10:30am with Brian Minter

In jam, jelly, pie, crumble or fresh off the branch, sweet fruit is a joy in any form! Brian will discuss the best small fruits and fruit trees to grow in our area, the growing requirements for each and tips for great productivity.

There is no cost to attend but space is limited and this very popular seminar fills quickly! Please call 604.792.6612 to sign up or visit us in-store.

Vegetable Gardening

Saturday, March 22, 2014 10:30am with Brian Minter

Learn veggie gardening basics, tried, true & new varieties and tips for growing edibles in containers. Perfect timing for those plotting their plots!

There is no cost to attend but space is limited and this very popular seminar fills quickly! Please call 604.792.6612 to sign up or visit us in-store.


Succeeding with Seeds

Saturday, March 15, 2014 10:30am with Brian Minter

Starting plants from seeds is a breeze once you know the basics. Brian shares his expertise on how to start seeds, prepare your garden, transplant seedlings and the best soils and media to use.

There is no cost to attend but space is limited. Please call 604.792.6612 to sign up or visit us in-store.

Herb Appeal

Saturday, March 15, 2014 1:00pm with Julie & Stephen Head

Delicious and nutritious, herbs bring recipes to life! Learn how to grow herbs, the best herbs for containers and landscape, year-round herbs vs. annual herbs and the best way to preserve your tasty and fragrant herbs. There is no cost to attend but space is limited. Please call 604.792.6612 to sign up or visit us in-store.

Julie and Stephen Head are owners and founders of the Chilliwack operated Headland Plants, growers of Fragro® brand herbs, sold at Country Garden Store. 'Eleven years ago, Julie and Stephen Head decided to take their mutual interest in herbs and culinary plants a step further, opening a nursery in Chilliwack specializing in culinary herbs. Combining Julie's long-standing interest in cooking and Stephen's knowledge from a lifelong involvement in the horticultural industry as a grower, the Heads' wholesale herb nursery and Fragro® brand launched and blossomed. With all of their herbs grown using only bio-friendly pest controls, Fragro® now offers nearly 100 different types and varieties of the highest quality herbs and culinary plants, including Rosemary 'Gold Dust' bred on their nursery and now sold around the world. Stephen & Julie enjoy sharing their herb experiences; join them in their presentation to learn about choosing herbs, growing in the garden and in containers, and how to best harvest and use your own home-grown herbs to enhance any culinary experience.'

Mason Bees

Saturday, March 8, 2014 10:00am with Steve
from Busy B Creations

Join Steve from Busy B Creations as he discusses everything you need to know about keeping these great little pollinators including what houses work best, how the reed system works, where to place your bee house, maintenance and more!

There is no cost to attend but space is limited. Please call 604.792.6612 to sign up or visit us in-store.

Moles!

Saturday, February 22, 2014 10am-12pm with Bert Pulles

Bert 'The Mole Man' Pulles returns to help you take care of your mole problem, once and for all. Be sure to bring your questions!

There is no cost to attend but space is limited. Please call 604.792.6612 to sign up or visit us in-store.

Bloomer Bus to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Friday, February 7, 2014 7:30am-9:30pm $75 per person

We are organizing another bus trip south of the line to visit the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle! The bus will leave Country Garden at 7:30am and should be back in Chilliwack by approximately 9:30pm. Passengers must have a current passport, travel medical insurance and be prepared to disembark and reload the bus at the border. Onboard entertainment will be provided by Brian Minter, who will be hosting the tour! Tickets are $75 per person and include transportation and admission to the show.

Click here for the complete information sheet. Tickets must be purchased in advance, in-store.

PRUNING SERIES

Pruning is a great way to get your garden in shape for the year ahead and now is the ideal time to do it! Join us for one, or all, of our hugely popular sessions that will address the art and science of pruning.


PRUNING 101 - Saturday, January 25, 10:30am

Join dynamic duo Doug and Dave Neufeld as they demonstrate the techniques needed to prune deciduous fruit, flowering and shade trees.


PRUNING 102 - Saturday, February 1, 10:30am

Brian Minter will address 'all the rest' including flowering shrubs, perennials, specialty trees and shaping evergreens


PRUNING - THE ABRIDGED VERSION - Sunday, February 16, 1pm

Brian Minter will recap the basics from Pruning 101 and Pruning 102.

There is no cost to attend the seminars, however space is limited and they always fill up quickly! Secure your spot by calling 604.792.6612 to sign up or visit us in-store.

Indoor Gardening with Aeriums and Terrariums

Saturday, February 8, 2014 10:00am-12pm

Join Pauline as she introduces you to the fascinating hobby of making and keeping aeriums and terrariums including fairy gardens. Learn which container is suitable for which plant and how to care for them. Perfect for a small space, as a gift or even in the office!

There is no cost to attend the seminar, however if you would like to create your own project after the seminar is finished, cost of the materials apply. Space is limited, please call 604.792.6612 to sign up, or visit us in-store.


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