MGFKC Newsletter

2018 April MGFKC eNewsletter

MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection

Read all about what’s of interest in the April 2018 issue!

  • Plant Sale Parking by MG Plant Sale Chair Gary Scheider
  • 2018 Garden Gala by MG Bonny Nordgren
  • New MG Community Garden on Vashon by MG PC Elaine Anderson
  • Flower & Foliage by MG Wendy Lagozzino
  • Gadabout Gardener: Plains Perennials Part 3 by MG Bruce Bennett
  • President’s Letter & GiveBIG by MGF President Penny Kriese
  • Welcome New MGS by MGF Pres-Elect Carrie Hill
  • Raffle Tickets by MGF Board Member Bob Connor
  • A’Key Grant: All Ideas Welcome by MGF A’Key Grant Chair Bob Connor
  • Miller Library: Container Theme Gardens
  • What’s Happening News & Updates


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Heads UP!

2018 Apr Heads UP KCMG Diagnostics Lab newsletter

Newsletter of the Master Gardener King County Diagnostic Lab

Read in the April-May 2018 issue:

  • Aphid Hordes
  • Soil Tests Before You Plant
  • Lace Bugs: Be Observant, Be Warned
  • Daylily Gall Midge: Pain in the Midge
  • Brown Rot
  • Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
  • Digging in the Data, New Resources
  • Twigga Mortis? Slime & Shells

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

MGFWS Feb 2018 Seeds for Thought

February 2018 Newsletter from the Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State.

Read in this issue:

      • Message from Kathleen La Francis Easton, MGFWS President
      • Sharing Our Roots: 2018 Conference by Debra Benbow, Conf. Chair
      • 2017 Conference Update by David James, 2017 Conf. Chair
      • Biodegradable Mulch by MG Mark Amara
      • Forestry Field Day by WSU Ext Forester Andy Perleberg

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Mason Bee Habitat Measurements

See additional resources at the bottom of this post.

From 3/8th inch Plywood – “Cut and Assemble

2 ea 9X8           Sides

1 ea 12X8         Back

1 ea 12X13       Top

1 ea 9X13         Bottom

This “box” will hold “six – ½ gal plastic milk cartons (just cut off the top, making a six inch plastic container)”.  This box will hold about 450 “Roll Your Own” paper Nesting Tubes, enough for about 4000, “Pollinating Bees”.  These Mason Bees pollinate your trees, March-May/June – when nothing else is out to pollinate.  They only live about 100 days, then die, but have laid their eggs for next year’s crop.

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