Special Event at Leave Her Wild Container Design

On Wednesday March 8th (international women’s day) Shayla of Leave Her Wild Container Design will be hosting an event celebrating women in business.

   She and Stefanie Thoma (Stefaniesdelightfulplants) will be offering their houseplants at a 25 percent discount!

      There is set to be 12 vendors in total, from cupcakes to handmade soaps and, of course, plants. This event will be held at the greenhouse, 4951 Benjamin road from 2-6 pm .

Her regular hours are Wednesday Friday and Saturdays 9:30-1:30 .

Thank you

Shayla Lucier

Leave Her Wild Container Design

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) 

The hours of operation are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9:30-1:30. 

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! 

Next Regular Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Garden Club will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2023 in the Dogwood Room at Echo Centre. 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.

Our guest speaker will be Megan Keene. Her topic will be Medicinal Remedies from Wild Herbs.

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 A Basket Full of Beauty. 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 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

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.

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!