BC Home and Garden Show
Andrea Bellamy |

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The annual BC Home and Garden Show is on now through this weekend at BC Place Stadium. I’m often torn about whether to go to these things or not. More often than not they’re pretty lame, and the most riveting thing to do is watch the magic mop buying frenzy and marvel at some of the truly hideous things for sale.

But that said, I’m afraid that if I don’t go, I’ll miss something that will somehow change my life. I know it’s ridiculous, but I always think there will be some show garden or new product that will be just the thing. And, there are a number of interesting-sounding speakers in the gardening vein (schedule after the jump), plus the How Not to Decorate guys and the Portobello West market are going to be there. Sounds like I’m talking myself into it. See you there?


Feb 22 – Thursday

1:00 – Jessica Dawe – Good Bugs and Bad Bugs: Earth friendly pest management techniques.

2:30 – Ciscoe Morris – Designing the Ooh la la Garden.

4:00 – Brian Minter – Moving Gardens to the Next Level – Lifestyle and Art.

5:30 – Wim Vander Zalm – Cleaning up from a Hard Winter and Prepping for Spring Success.

7:00 – John Schroeder – Bullet Proof Plants.

8:15 – Brian Minter – Moving Gardens to the Next Level – Lifestyle and Art.

Feb 23 – Friday

2:00 – Brad Jalbert – Best Roses for Containers.

3:30 – John Schroeder – Bullet Proof Plants.

5:00 – Steve Whysall – Gardens without Flowers: Best plants for fabulous foliage texture and colour.

7:30 – Brian Minter – Moving Gardens to the Next Level – Lifestyle and Art.

Feb 24 – Saturday

1:30 – Alan Reid – Pruning: Just a Little off the Top! Tools and Techniques.

3:00 – Steve Whysall – Gardens without Flowers: Best plants for fabulous foliage texture and colour.

4:30 – Ruth Olde – Outdoor Living Rooms: Finding peace and tranquility in your own garden.

6:15 – Chris Woods – A Passion for Plants and Great Garden Design.

7:00 – Brad Jalbert – Best Roses for Containers.

Feb 25 – Sunday

12:00 – Alan Reid – Pruning: Just a Little off the Top! Tools and Techniques.

1:15 – Steve Whysall – Gardens without Flowers: Best plants for fabulous foliage texture and colour.

3:30 – Chris Woods – A Passion for Plants and Great Garden Design.



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