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Ladner Seedy Saturday 2013


Its that time again! Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo is back for a second year. It was so much fun connecting with new gardeners that we just had to do it again. What a great way to start off the gardening season. This year our Seedy Saturday will be held on February 9, 2013 from 10-3 at the Ladner Baptist Church. Lets take a look at who came last year. 


Robin Leake from Wild Ginger Designs joined out Seedy Saturday last year. Even though the event was held on a cool January day she had lots of beautiful plants for us to buy. Robin really has an eye for design when it comes to containers. If you have been to the Ladner Village Market, you will have seen her stunning planters.


 Last year the pussy willows were so popular. Our friend, Lisa Blair, came to sell her seeds along with these willow branches.


 How can you have a Seedy Saturday without seed companies? Stellar Seeds came to our event all the way from Kaslo. Just a heads up for this year, the family that runs this company lives near Johnson's Landing where the landslide occurred and this has really set them back this year.


West Coast Seeds will be returning to our event in February. Did you know their 2013 catalogue is ready? This seedaholic cant wait to peruse my favourite seed catalogue! I mean really, you can never have enough seeds, right?


Urban Bee came to our event last year so for those of you who want to learn about bees, talk to Lindsay Dault.


As soon as we opened the doors the people arrived. This was the first Seedy Saturday for Delta so we all stood in apprehension wondering if people would come. We had lots of vendors, a few not for profit groups and four wonderful speakers. And guess what? Its free!


We also had a seed swap and it will be back again in 2013. If you have saved seeds from plants, place any extras in a small envelope to trade for something you desire. Just be sure to label your seeds. This is a fun way to try something new.


 Bill Bischoff came with his hardy Cyclamen. He really knows his Cyclamen!


There was everything from the Mushroom Man to Derry's Orchard to an interactive display put on the environmental department from the Corporation of Delta.


 If you want coffee the church will be making coffee in the front lobby. I hear they may even be rustling up some food for us this year.


If you don't get enough information from all the vendors, then you can take home some free garden magazines. What a great way to start planning your spring garden. Buy a few seeds, a few starter plants and take home a couple of magazines. Listen to our line up of speakers which will be announced very soon. It will be a fun way to spend a Saturday in February before the garden season gets busy.

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  1. It was a great event really looking forward to springing into the season in February. Many thanks for all the organizing we know it takes.
    Regards
    Janine

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