Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday

19th Annual Qualicum Beach Seedy Saturday (2023)

Theme: “Seeding the Future”

When: Saturday, February 4, 2023, 10:00 a.m. — 3:30 p.m. *Seedy Saturday Events, Activities*

Where: Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones St, Qualicum Beach, BC

Seed Swap: Booth Room

Other Activities: Seed Vendors, Plant Vendors & other Participants, Seed Swap, Master Gardeners, Seedy Cafe, Door Prizes & Two 50/50 Draws

50/50 Draws: (BC Gaming License # 138058) Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5

There will be two 50/50 draws: at 12:00 noon & 3:00 pm.

Please Note: Ticket holders MUST be present to win — so if you can’t stay for the draw(s), give your ticket to someone you trust so that they can collect your prize money for you if you win.

Cost: Admission by Donation

Other: Town of Qualicum Beach truck in parking lot to collect pesticides/herbicides

Contact: Murray Chantler, Publicity Coordinator Email: publicity@qbseedysaturday.ca

Website: www.qbseedysaturday.ca

Next Regular Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Garden Club will take place on Thursday, February 2, 2023 in the Dogwood Room at Echo Centre. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Our guest speaker will be Jaqueline Swann speaking on Seed Saving. She will talk about how to go about saving seeds from plants you have grown. She will also discuss what to save and what not to save. Some seeds that she has saved will also be available for purchase.

As usual, we will have a Parlour Show where members display arrangements of plants from their own gardens. The theme for the Parlour Show this month is The Beauty of Branches. We look forward to seeing the arrangements our members put together!

There may also be a plant sale of plants donated by members for sale at reasonable prices. Past copies of Gardens West and other gardening magazines will also be available for purchase at minimal cost. And, of course, there will be a raffle.

Garden Club Fall Fair Display

The Club got a first prize ribbon for their display at the Fair this year. It is the biggest ribbon we have ever received! We had 29 visitors sign up expressing an interest in attending our regular meetings. Hopefully we will see many of these people at our meetings.

Many thanks to Craig Hebert for putting together the small gift packages that were distributed to members of the public at the display. Thanks also to the ten members of our Club who were at the display to answer questions about the Club and about the items in the display.

We look forward to next year when we will again enter the Fair.

Amended Version: Leave Her Wild

Leave Her Wild,
4951 Benjamin Rd., Port  Alberni, phone 250-720-1225
Wide selection of designer hanging baskets, custom planters….bring your pots.
Some shrubs, vegetable and flowers…reasonable prices.
No discount at this time still building.
Hours of operation to the public…Wed., Fridays and Saturday
Hours 9:30-1:30 on those days.
Owner/operator-Shayla Lucier
Will be opened until the  end of June, then at Cherry Creek Market, and. Reopening on Benjamin Rd., in Sept., Good idea to call ahead as Shayla has two active young children and the most adorable  Doberman Pincher dogs…Roger and Rhonda will often greet you.
Directions:  Drive down River road, cross the grey bridge(that used to be the orange bridge) turn left at the Native Reserve Rd., continue on keeping to the left and going through the stop signs…..and yes…you have to stop………turn right on Rowe Rd.,  to the end at 4951 Benjamin Rd. ample parking.

Garden Shopping

For the convenience of all our Mt. Klitsa Garden members and new gardeners that have moved into our city or are  in the process I have put together a list of garden growers, sellers, garden equipment, soil and mulch  suppliers…most in Port Alberni area but a few in the surrounding areas.    Many will be well known to our membership…but we do have a few newer outlets.    Some of the retailers will give a discount  on some of the supplies or have a loyalty card that is marked to collect points for discount.   Take advantage as the points do add up.   Wear or take your garden club ID pins for discounts where applicable.   10% discount  on applicable items

AV Garden Supply
#4-2945 Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni- phone 250-735-1005
Fertilizers, pots, tools, hydroponic supplies , grow lights, and more.

Closed for in-store shopping. For purchases Call or Text for an appointment:

250 735 1005.

Canadian Tire
3550 Johnston RD., Port Alberni,  phone 250-720-0085-Garden shop.
Seasonal plants, shrubs, fruit trees, peat moss, soil and fertilizers, flower baskets and hanging baskets, bulbs, tubers, garden tools and more. Garden furniture etc.
Use their plant card to accumulate points for a free plant.

West Coast Home Hardware
3550 Johnston Rd, Port Alberni., phone 250-724-3700
Fertilizers, peat moss, manure, garden tools, soil, seasonal bulbs and tubers.
No discount at this time.    Garden furniture and barbecues.

3355 Johnston Rd., Port Alberni, phone 250-720-0912,
Garden tools, seasonal plants and bulbs, tubers and hanging baskets, Mulch, Soil, Fertilizers, Peat Moss.   Barbecues and garden furniture.
No discount.

Shar-Kare Feed and Pet Supplies
4310- 10th Ave. Street. Port Alberni. phone-250-723-4991.
Seasonal plants, tools, organic fertilizers, soil, and all kinds of pet supplies…sawdust, etc.
Which can be used in the garden…worth a look see.
No discount.

Quality Foods
2943-10th Ave.,Port Alberni., phone 250-723-3397
Seasonal flowers, hanging baskets, bulbs and tubers, floral arrangements, indoor plants, manures, soil and specials…check flyers.   Use you’re QF card for discounts on plants.

Colyn’s Nursery
4360 Beaver Creek Road, Port Alberni., phone 250-724-2551
Soil, manures, bulk mulch and soil, u-pick up and delivery, bulbs, tubers, corms,
Hanging baskets, seasonal plants, indoor and outdoor specialties, Herbs, vegetable plants, berry shrubs and fruit trees, ornamental trees and shrubs, fresh cut flowers
and more.   10% discount to members.

Naesgaard’s Farm and Market
5681 River Road, Port Alberni, phone 250-723-3622
Seasonal plants, winter plants, seasonal  Christmas decorations, peat moss, soil, seasonal vegetable and herb plants, large selection of decorative pots in all colours and sizes, wall hangings…outdoor…seasonal berries, corn and other veggies produced right at the farm. Boutique for fashion items.
10 % discount to members.

The Shrubbers
999 Price Road., Parksville., phone 1-250-927-6422
No discount at this time….still building
Large selection of deer resistant hedges, all varieties of shrubs, trees, wooden hanging baskets.
Directions : coming from Port Alberni on the Alberni  Hwy. turn right as you pass Demxx
Retail and just before you pass Iretex Pumps….keep driving and turn right at chain link fenced nursery.    Small entrance: be aware.  Official greeter is the big loveable Labrador
“Bean”…treats appreciated.   Open Tuesdays to Sunday 9:00 to 5:00 dally.  
Still expanding….more to come.

Garden Club History

                                Mount Klitsa Garden Club.

The Mount Klitsa Garden Club was formed on March 24,1955 at the home of Ann Thomson of McCoy Lake. There were 15 members present. Meetings were held at Kleecoot schoolhouse (water bomber base) and members homes. The club’s emblem is the trillium. Our emblem was chosen due to the conservation and protection of this flower by the efforts of the Mount Klitsa Garden Club. The Conservation Law was passed by the government in 1958.

In 2001 the club gave a large donation to West Coast General Hospital for the purchase of tropical plants in the atrium (health square).

Welcome to the Site of the Mount Klitsa Garden Club!

The Mount Klitsa Garden Club meets the first Thursday of the month, except in June when we have a Summer Social at a member’s home. There are no meetings in July or August.  This is when we spend time in our gardens!

In September there is no regular meeting since we are busy preparing our entry into the Fall Fair. In December we have a Christmas dinner at a local restaurant.

We have a monthly speaker as well as a Parlour Show where members bring floral arrangements based on a monthly theme.  The raffle is also a very popular part of our monthly program.  Plants and other items donated by members are often available for sale at  our meetings at very reasonable prices.

Meetings take place in the Dogwood Room at Echo Centre starting at 7:00 p.m.

New members are always welcome. Our annual fee is $20. We hope to see you there!