April 13th (Wed.)
-sponsored by Sechelt Garden Club
9:00am to 12:00pm
This workshop was presented by Ron Knight at Caron Gardens, a beautiful rhododendron display garden on the north shore of Ho-tel Lake. The gardens cover a full acre and all shrubs, trees, rock gardens, potted plants, hanging baskets, and flower beds are watered automatically by drip irrigation. It’s inexpensive, easy to in-stall, saves hours of hand watering, and is exempt from SCRD watering restrictions up to and including Stage 3.
Ron showed how to design, price, install, and maintain your own drip irrigation system, based on his 20 years of experience. In the classroom, you’ll watch colour slides and practice putting together system components. A tour the garden to see how different kinds of fittings could be used to irrigate every imaginable garden situation. The course included emailed “handout” sheets, a draw for free plants, an instruction booklet, and coffee and goodies.