50 shades of green

Staff writer
February 15, 2013 01:00 AM

The Gibsons Garden Club presents Claude LeDoux for a unique presentation 50 shades of green: finding unexpected pleasure in gardening on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Gibsons Garden Club presents Claude LeDoux for a unique presentation, 50 Shades of Green: finding unexpected pleasure in gardening, on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

LeDoux has been the parks horticulture manager for the City of New Westminster for the last 22 years and has a bachelor of science degree in agriculture with a major in horticulture from the University of Southwestern Louisiana.

He has given many courses and lectures on topics such as container gardening, using vegetables in your perennial garden, renovation of the perennial border, how to create an exceptional hanging basket, small space gardening, and annual colour in the garden, to many garden clubs in B.C. and Oregon.

His published articles include: Gardens West on New Westminster hanging baskets and his own private garden; "How horticulture plays a vital role in parks" in Turf & Recreation Magazine; a chapter on summer flowers in A Grower's Choice, and an article in the Seattle Times on the City of New Westminster parks and horticulture.

His presentation is at 7:30 p.m. at Gibsons Heritage Playhouse. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the silent auction fundraiser. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved for pick up at the door by calling 604-886-0960. Tickets may also be purchased at Quality Farms and B&K Nursery, both on Pratt Road.

The Gibsons Garden Club, founded in 1983, meets every third Wednesday (except July, August and December) at Frank West Hall in Gibsons. Each year the club invites a prominent B.C. gardener to conduct their very popular spring gardening speaker event.

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