MGFKC Newsletter

2019 August MGFKC eNewsletter

MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection
Read all about what’s of interest in the August 2019 issue!

  • Gadabout Gardener Goes Southwest by MG Bruce Bennett
  • 2019 Ellen A’Key Grant Award: Island County by MG by MG Bob Connor
  • Growing Groceries Season Two by MGs Gary Scheider & Linda Shepherd
  • Who Deserves Our Applause? Outstanding Master Gardeners by MG Penny Kriese
  • Cool Plants & Hot Topics: 4th Annual by MGs Gordon Polson & Alison Johnson
  • Rabbits in the Garden: Wascally Wabbits
  • 2020 Spring Plant Sale: Houseplants
  • Miller Library: The Pacific Northwest Garden Tour
  • News Shoots: 2020 MG Applications Open; Dangers in the Garden: Get a Shot
  • What I Like about the MG Program by MG Alum Susan Overholt
  • What’s Happening News & Updates


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Heads UP!

2019 July August Heads Up! Diagnostics Lab Newsletter

Newsletter of the Master Gardener King County Diagnostic Lab



Read in the July 2019 issue:

  • Rusts: A Final Installment
  • European Chafer
  • Digging in the Data & New Resources
  • It Might Be Mites
  • Summer Pruning
  • Bronze Birch Borer
  • Rose Stem Girdler
  • Earwigs
  • Pine False Webworm
  • That Wormy Thing
  • Weather Station
  • Nerd’s Corner
  • Twigga Mortis: “D” is for death

This newsletter is sent monthly to King County Master Gardeners during the active garden months from March to October. Look for the current issue in your email.

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Seeds for Thought

February 2019 MGFWS Newsletter

February Newsletter from the Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State

Read in this issue:

  • Creating Highly Functioning Teams by Jennifer Marquis, Interim WSU MG Program Leader
  • Garden Tool Care & Maintenance by Skagit MG Kathy Wolfe
  • No, Goats Do Not Eat Tin Cans by Grant-Adams MG Duane Pitts
  • Search for Excellence Award by Spokane MG Cathi Lamoreux
  • Where Did All My Money Go? by Grays Harbor/Pacific County MG Katie Lutz
  • MGFWS Board Recruitment

Touch Base with Your Tillandsias

TillandsiasYou don’t have to strike out with Tillandsias.  These epiphytes stand out in many shapes, sizes and psychedelic colors.  My local nursery tells me they are a big favorite of the people living in all the new developments in the area because they can grow indoors so easily.   DispIay them creatively: glue a cluster of them to a piece of wood or a single one onto a small piece of driftwood, pop one in a teacup or hang them in various houseplants.

The best location to keep them is in a room with bright, filtered light.  I had a cluster of them for many years playing hardball and refusing to bloom.  I started experimenting with putting a small one outside in the summer hanging on a nail on my east-facing front porch.  It received some early morning sun (on the days the sun came out.)  Otherwise, it just got a good dose of bright light.

Read the full article by Wendy Lagozzino as published in the December 2014 The Dirt, MGF newsletter

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