MGFKC Newsletter

2018 August MGFKC eNewsletter

MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection

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

  • Retiring from the Perfect Job by Outgoing Program Coordinator, Elaine Anderson
  • Growing Groceries by MG Linda Jean Shepherd
  • Cool Plants & Hot Topics in 2018
  • Marking Time & Anniversaries by MG Penny Kriese
  • MGF Mid-Year Financial Update by Board Treasurer Peggy Smith
  • 2019 Applications for MG Training
  • Getting Educated by MG Bruce Bennett
  • The OR MG Conference by MG Bruce Bennett
  • News Shoots: Make Your MG Hours Count – Literally; Nominate Outstanding MGs
  • Miller Library: Colors of the West
  • What’s Happening News & Updates


This newsletter is sent monthly to King County Master Gardeners. Look for it in your email. Miss a past issue? Find it here.

Heads UP!

2018 August Heads UP KCMG Diagnostics Lab newsletter

Photo: B. Reisinger

Newsletter of the Master Gardener King County Diagnostic Lab

Read in the August 2018 issue:

    • Prunus — It’s the Pits!
    • Water Those OLD Trees, A Word about Hemlocks and Douglas-Firs
    • The Problem with Boxwoods
    • Apple of your Eye? Maggot, Moth & Scab
    • Twigga Mortis? Powdery Leucothoe
    • Digging in the Data this Month – What’s Up?
    • Verticillium Wilt
    • Might It Be a Mite?

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.

Miss a past issue? Find it here.

Seeds for Thought

Aug 2018 MGFWS Newsletter

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

Read in this issue:

      • Message from Kathleen La Francis Easton, MGFWS President
      • The Future of WSU Master Gardener Program by Jennifer Marquis, Interim Statewide Coordinator
      • Plants that Fight Back from CAHNRS News
      • Upcoming Events
        • Family Forest Field Day
        • Cosmic Crisp Field Day
        • Sharing Our Roots MG Conference


Fasciated CelosiaSome of the most popular new variations of recent plants are mutations that cause the stem and other plant parts to grow wide and flats. Also, shoots can appear to be composed of several fused parts, flattened, elongated or misshapen flower heads with numerous flowers. This is called fasciation.

Fasciation can occur in just about any kind of plant. Everything from weeds to trees will produce this unusual growth given the right circumstances. Gardeners who love oddball plants have propagated some of these rarities. Grafting or cutting propagation is the usual means by which horticulturists propagate fasciated plants. Fasciation is especially common in cacti and succulents, but willows, cockscomb and foxgloves also frequently show this abnormality.

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