Exotic Gardening with Rare and Strange Plants

Just a quick note to all local orchid fans, the Central Vancouver Island Orchid Society is having their annual Show and Sale and it looks like it will be well worth a visit. Wow!

“Beautiful displays of different species and hybrid orchids by orchid clubs from the Nanaimo area, Victoria and Vancouver. Orchid sales, information and supplies will be on site, plus there will be a potting demo with Q & A on Sunday at 1:00 PM.

This is an annual event which is organized by the Central Vancouver Island Orchid Society, and presents many different species and hybrids on display. These are judged on Friday by American Orchid Society judges, so you can see which orchids are the best! There are orchids of many colors, sizes and fragrances to view. Members of the local club will be available to answer questions on growing orchids. Anyone interested in photography will enjoy the many choices in orchids for photos.”

Friday April 12th 2013 – 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday April 12th 2013 – 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday April 12th 2013 – 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost: Free Event
Location: Nanaimo North Town Centre
4750 Rutherford Rd, Nanaimo
http://www.cvios.com/

Masdevallia ivanii 'Memoria Barbara Ann Kine'

Masdevallia ivanii ‘Memoria Barbara Ann Kine’

Masdevallia veitchiana 'Chris Prince'

Masdevallia veitchiana ‘Chris Prince’

Bulbophyllum refractum ‘Phillip and Allisatir’

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Mr Nat. Gardener, Plant Nerd
Tips and tales about gardening in one of the most mild climates in Canada. Specializing in rare and strange plants from far out destinations, this is the story of an obsessed young gardener in Victoria B.C. Let's create more tropical gardens in the garden city on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.
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