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MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection

Read all about what’s of interest in the September issue!

  • Wally Prestbo: Setting the Learning Curve: Marty Byrne
  • Cool Plants, Hot Topics: Fall Plant Sale & Speakers
  • Bellevue Home Depot Clinic: MGs Karen Tollefson and Colleen Donahue
  • Neely-Soames Homestead Demo Garden: Marty Byrne
  • Cultivating (More) Knowledge: I’m Lichen It: MG Wendy Lagozzino
  • Miller Library – Saving Vegetable Seeds, Fern Marshall Bradley
  • MGF Volunteer Opportunities to Earn Support Hours
  • What’s Happening Now


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Seeds for Thought






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

Read in this issue:

  • BDM Field Trials – Mark Amara, Grant/Adams Area MG
  • Message from Kathleen La Francis Easton, MGFWS Interim President
  • Awardee of the Mary Robson Scholarship: Lydia Fields – Kathleen Easton
  • Lettuc Consider the Facts – Melody Westmoreland, Yakima County
  • Save-the-Date: 2017 State Advanced Education Conference in Yakima
  • Classes and more…

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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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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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