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MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection

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

  • Woodland Park Zoo MG Clinic: From Apes to Zinnias: Marty Byrne
  • Shorewood High School Culinary Arts Garden: MGs Judy Broom and Bonnie Chester
  • 2016 Ellen A’Key Grant Awarded: Grant/Adams County: MG Bob Connor
  • BDG Harvest Festival Tomato Tasting: Marcia Dillon
  • Miller Library – Fine Foliage by Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz
  • News Shoots: Short Subjects
  • 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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Cedar Flagging

Cedar flagging is a natural process that is often confused with a disease.  Evergreen plants, including conifers and broad leaf types, naturally shed some old foliage each year. Stress factors, such as insufficient water, hot winds, construction damage or other root disturbance, poor planting procedures, or recent planting can promote flagging.  It is being seen more often this year because it is more common when there is hot weather followed by cold weather.

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The Garden in Autumn

Planting fava beans at Shorewood High School Culinary Arts Garden – a Youth Education Garden in Shoreline, Washington.

Gardening is a year-round activity in western Washington. That may be a bane or a blessing, depending on your perspective.  The garden year doesn’t end when we pick the last tomato at the end of summer. This quarterly feature will highlight what’s going on in gardens in King County. Our gardens can be productive year-round, yielding vegetables and herbs well into fall and through the winter. During October, November, and December we harvest remaining summer produce, clean up the yard and garden to prepare for winter, and plant cool-weather and cover crops for winter and spring.

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