MGFKC Newsletter

June 2016 Master Gardener Foundation eNewsletter





MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection

Read all about the spring ideas in this issue!

  • Carkeek Park Demo Garden: Drexie Malone
  • Bothell Children’s Garden: Sharon O’Grady
  • What a Party! This Year’s Preview Party: Bonny Nordgren
  • A President’s Farewell: Dave Hanower
  • Poison Hemlock in the Garden: Barbara Hainley
  • Miller Library: Lori Eanes’ Backyard Roots
  • News Shoots: Items of Interest
  • Pop-up Clinics: Penny Kriese


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Propagation Notes

Dividing dahlia tubers

Photo Credit: F D Richards



Spring is a good time to divide established plants, and many herbaceous perennials need to be divided every few years anyway to stay healthy.

Plan to dig on a cool morning, preferably one with cloud cover – not too hard around here. 

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Seeds for Thought

May 2016 MGFWS Seeds for Thought





May 2016 Newsletter from the Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State.

Read in this issue:

  • Message from Kathleen La Francis Easton, MGFWS Interim President: A New MGFWS Mission Statement
  • Message from Nicole Martini, WSU MG Program Leader: 2015 MG Achievements
  • The Hidden World of Roots – Kathy Wolfe
  • MGFKC Looking for A’Key Grant Applicants – Bob Connor, King County
  • The Skagit Challenge – Al Call

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Blue Orchard Bees Mason Bees!

Pollination of food crops is essential to society, for without this pollination service, most fruits, nuts and other foods would simply disappear off our dinner tables.  Today, the world depends on a variety of pollinators to perform this task from a variety of sources: Honeybees and a number of other insects – and the hard working Mason Bee. [Originally posted June 2011]


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