Bulbs that are planted in the fall can create stunning blooms in early spring and will continue to delight well into summer. These fabulous flowers are a unique way of upping the wow factor in your garden spaces. Interesting shapes, bright colours and even some that turn your garden into a haven for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Join us to learn all about these long-lived and low maintenance bulbs that are destined to become classics in your garden. Presented in the usual Botanus style – this presentation will be filled with vivid imagery, practical tips and knowledgeable advice from two of Canada’s top experts on flower bulbs!
Don’t forget to bring some cash as they will be selling bulbs.
Pamela Dangelmaier – Co-Founder Co-Owner Botanus Inc.
A native Vancouverite, Pam’s love of gardening began as a child when she explored her grandparent’s sunken garden - an inviting European-style landscape they had created around their Vancouver home. After graduating from UBC with a Fine Arts degree she pursued an active career in theatre, television and film and then returned to her ‘roots’ when she co-founded Botanus. Pam’s flair for the artistic can be seen in all that she does - from creating our catalogues and email newsletters to appearing as a gardening expert on television and radio. She also LOVES being part of the Botanus Garden Club where she gets to have her ‘theatrical’ kick in front of the camera! Like Elke, Pam is also an elected board member for the Maples Discovery Garden Co-op where together they care for a colony of honeybees. Her hobbies, aside from gardening, include knitting, reading and writing.
Elke Wehinger – Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Botanus Inc.
Born in the heart of the Blackforest in Rheinfelden, Germany, Elke has a Master’s Degree in floral design and owned a very successful flower shop in Munich. She immigrated to Canada in 1996 and soon thereafter co-founded Botanus. Elke is very passionate about our business and along with her many hands-on skills and marketing genius, she is responsible for most of our wonderful plant photos. She’s also the brain-child behind our on-line Botanus Garden Club! Elke is a non-stop ‘life learner’ who enjoys giving informative presentations to garden clubs. She’s an active board member with the Maples Discovery Garden Co-op. In the spring of 2014 Elke took an intensive bee-keeping course and is the proud keeper of a happy and healthy honeybee colony at the Maples. A skier, kayaker, DIY guru, avid reader and drummer, Elke is a true powerhouse!