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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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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