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Monday, February 17, 2014

Feature: Invasive Plants in Your Garden Workshop Series

Invasive plants are plants that fill your garden quickly. They take over gardens, spreading beyond the intended planting area, covering entire beds, and crowding out desirable plants. These plants are persistent and endure years of repeated pulling and often require chemical treatment to permanently remove them.

Common invasive species include common English ivy, lamium, common periwinkle, and Bishop’s weed or goutweed.

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Learn more about the top 13 invasive plants in Burnaby, how to control them in your garden, and how to select plants that are better for your garden and the environment at this upcoming Cut It Out workshop series.

Invasive Plant Workshop Series

Location: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Studio 102 (6450 Deer Lake Avenue / Burnaby - map)
Time: March 30, April 6, & April 13, 2014, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cost: $5 per person, per workshop

Space is limited, so please register early using WebReg.

For more information, call (604) 294-7690, e-mail invasiveplants@burnaby.ca, or visit the website here.

Invasive Plants in Burnaby
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Presented by Invasive Species Council of Metro Vancouver
Invasive plants out-compete native plants, disrupt wildlife habitat, and take over our gardens and parks. Learn why these plants are so harmful and how to recognize our worst local invaders.

Invasive Plant Removal & Control
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Presented by Andrew Appleton
Learn techniques for removing and controlling invasive plants in your garden. Basic plant ecology, best timing for treatment, and safety considerations are covered.

Garden Without Invasives
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Presented by Laura Ralph
Learn to develop a sustainable urban garden that does not threaten surrounding natural areas. Understand the importance of healthy soil, gardening techniques, and choosing the right plants for your garden.

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