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Wim Vander Zalm, President of Art Knapp, is known to many as the "plant doctor" and he has gardeners everywhere turning to him for advice.
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What vegetables can I plant as winter crops? How can I avoid bitter bolting lettuce? When is the best time to cut back rhodos? How do I overwinter my geraniums and fuchsias? What fastgrowing evergreen hedge will work for my narrow urban yard? How late can I plant spring-flowering bulbs? What should I do about the chafer infestation that is destroying my lawn? Why aren't my berries bigger? What fruits and vegetables grow best in patio pots?
These are just a few of the burning questions that renowned gardening expert Wim Vander Zalm answers again and again as the President of Art Knapp Plantland garden centres and a long-time regular on CKNW's The Bill Good Show.
Wim knows about all kinds of plants: vegetables, fruits and berries, herbs, annuals and perennials, shrubs, trees, hedges and vines, plus how to grow a healthy lawn organically... or replace the troublesome turf with one of many other groundcover options. Wim also knows about organic pest and weed management ideas, common-sense pruning tips, fertilization and soil-building advice, plus his often-requested mulch recipe.
Wim on The Rush on Shaw TV
A few things Wim is known for:
- Number 1 best selling Author of "Just ask Wim. Down to earth gardening advice." Harbour Publishing. 2013 http://www.harbourpublishing.com/title/JustAskWim
- Vineland research facility Toronto Ontario, Fundraising cabinet board member.
- GardenWise Magazine – Editorial board
- Hedley Pacific Ventures past director
- Western Greenhouses limited - Past Board of directors
- Eagle Ridge Hospital – Charity golf tournament Committee member
- Boston Pizza Invitational golf tournament committee member
- St. Clare of Assisi Building Committee Chairperson
- Focus on Crocus – CNIB honorary chair
- Juvenile Diabete Research Foundation, leadership committee director
- Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation director
- Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation Major gifts Chair
- B.C. Landscape Nursery trades ass. Head Judge
- Coquitlam Foundation director
- Coquitlam Foundation Fund Development Chairperson
- CKNW host, 15 years
- Soccer head coach for Under 5 through Under 12 year olds.
- Theatrix youth theatre volunteer
- Finalist, Tri-City Chamber of Commerce; Business leader of the year 2009
- Finalist, Tri-City Chamber of Commerce, Business leader of the year 2012
- Winner, Tri-City Chamber of Commerce, Business leader of the year 2013
- Finalist, Best of Biz, City of Port Coquitlam, Category, Giving back 2013
- Voted Best Garden Centre in BC by BC Home and Garden magazine. 2013
- Voted West Ender Magazine Best of Vancouver (location) Gardening category 2003-2014
- Garden Centre Group Co-op, program chair.
Bidders on this auction must be ok to meet Wim at an Art Knapp store or have Wim come to your garden.
Get gardening tips and tricks from Wim
Friendly, funny and always down to earth, Wim is the guy to ask whenever there is a need to know about how to make the most of any garden--urban or otherwise. You and a friend can join Wim for an hour at an Art Knapp or have Wim come to your home to answer your gardening questions.