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2018 March MGFKC e-Newsletter -mini pots

MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection

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

  • Bellevue Nursery & Bellevue Botanical Garden Clinics by MG Barbara Picat
  • MG Plant Sale & Garden Market: Pot ‘Em Up by MGs Cleo Raulerson & Tommy Rose
  • Volunteer for the CUH Plant Sale by MG Horst Momber
  • President’s Letter by MG Penny Kriese
  • Gadabout Gardener: Plains Perennials Part 2 by MG Bruce Bennett
  • Easy CE Opportunity: More to Say, Show, Share by PC Elaine Anderson
  • Foodies in the Garden: Purple Veggies by MG Gia Parsons
  • Miller Library: Miller Library: Month-by-Month Gardening in PNW
  • 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 March Heads Up! Diagnostics Lab Newsletter

Newsletter of the Master Gardener King County Diagnostic Lab

Read in the March 2018 issue:

  • Welcome Back – A New Season
  • Gardens Awake!
  • To Mulch or Not to Mulch
  • 2017 Diagnostic Lab Results
  • Twigga Mortis? Wabbit Twacks

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

Seeds for Thought

November 2017 Newsletter from the Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State.

Read in this issue:

      • Message from Kathleen La Francis Easton, MGFWS President
      • From the Program Leader, Nicole Martini
      • MG of the Year & Nominees
      • 2017 Award Recipients
      • Catalyst Park in Shelton, WA
      • Can You Dig It? State Conference Recap
      • GardenPRO Conference at NWFGS

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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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