Community Plant Sale

The Club’s annual community plant sale will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will be joining the Community Arts Council book sale at the Alberni Athletic Hall. There will be a variety of plants for sale as well as gardening odds and ends, all at reasonable prices.

Be sure to purchase a ticket on the raffle for a chance to win one of our prizes donated by local merchants.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dealing With Slugs

Now is the time of year to deal with slug problems using this simple solution.

First rake up and remove all dead garden debris. Then make a 10% solution of ammonia in a large watering can filled with water. Thoroughly water all garden areas in order to kill slug eggs. This will not kill slugs, only their eggs. Nothing else in the garden will be damaged. This is only effective if a 10% ammonia solutions is used.

Next Regular Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Garden Club will take place on Thursday, May 2 , 2024 in the Cedar Room at Echo Centre. Please note the room change for this month’s meeting.

The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

New members are always welcome and may purchase a membership at our meetings. Memberships cost $20 annually which are due in October.

Our guest speakers in May will be Connie Kuramoto. She is an excellent speaker and is very knowledgeable about growing vegetables. Her topic will be Timelines for Seed Starts and Transplants for Both Summer and Winter.

The May Parlour Show topic is Spring Inspirations.

Members bring floral arrangements using flowers and plants from their gardens for the Parlour Show. There is a prize awarded for the best arrangement and there is also a participation prize.

There may also be a plant sale of plants donated by members for sale at reasonable prices. Past copies of Gardens West or 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

Our group entry received a blue ribbon this year. Many visitors to our display signed up to receive more information about the Club. We look forward to meeting many of these people at our next regular meeting on October 5 in the Dogwood Room at Echo Centre. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m.

Many thanks to the members who put the display together and also to those members who contributed fruits, vegetables, and flowers to our display. Also many thanks to our head organizer for adding whimsical items matching the Fair’s theme of Feathers, Fur, and Fun.

Leave Her Wild Container Design

Owner: Shayla Lucier

Shayla specializes in creating custom hanging baskets and planters.  She carries a great assortment of shrubs, perennials, veggie starts, annuals and houseplants (requests are always welcome). 

    Her approach is to always keep things interesting.  You will find inspiring displays on site that change throughout every season! 

Shayla is now offering a ten percent discount to all Mount Klitsa Garden Club members(card must be presented) 

New hours of operation are Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Directions:  left after the orange bridge, follow the river to Rowe road,  keeping left. Rowe turns into Benjamin. Last driveway on the left. 4951 Benjamin road. Ample parking. 

You can also follow Shayla @leaveherwildcontainerdesign on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated with all the goings on! Happy gardening! 

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.
Email-avgardensupply@gmail.com

Hours are: 2:00 p.m. by appointment only

Always available by phone: 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.

Walmart
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.

New
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).