Monday, February 17, 2014

Ladner Seedy Saturday Was a Huge Success

Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo 2014 was a huge success. Thanks goes to all our volunteers, vendors and customers for making this event successful. It was a fun  day had by all. After five months of working on this event, it was nice to see it all come together. Let's take a look at a few of the displays. 


Ray Mattei from Tropic to Tropic came with his plants. He had everything from olive trees, avocado trees and citrus. Did you know many of these plants are now hardy here? I came home with Camellia sinensis or Russian tea shrub although I would have loved to have bought way more.


 Distinctive Perennials brought his amazing succulent containers and the mix of colours made it hard to choose which plant to take home. I couldn't resist buying a couple of small plants for my terrariums and will have to get some more soon.


 We also had three speakers and as you can see it was standing room only. Brian Minter, Julia Common and Ian Tait gave wonderful presentations.


After each presentation finished, the gym would fill up with people eager to check out the gardening displays. With winter still hanging on, we needed that boost of green colour to get us thinking spring.


 There was lots to see from plants and seeds to garden accessories and services.


Thank you to all the vendors for the lovely door prizes you donated. Customers loved winning something special to take home.


 Everyone entered our draw for a prize that was given out every half hour.


Doesn't this lush display by J& J Enterprises make you want to start your spring containers?


All Things Organic came to talk to people about worm composting and its benefits.


 It was fun to have Tatiana's Tomatobase back again this year. Their company sells a huge array of tomato and vegetable seeds for the home gardener. They have a seed bank that they maintain which holds up to 4000 different varieties of heirloom seeds. Their seeds are all open pollinated and heirlooms.


The seed swap saw a huge improvement this year and I will be bringing more seeds to swap next year. Gardeners brought in huge quantities of seeds to trade. It was fun talking about all the different seeds that were there.
To see more photos of our event check us out on Facebook.

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