MGFKC Newsletter

2018 June MGFKC eNewsletter

MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection

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

  • Garden Gala: 12 Years of Fun by MG Garden Gala Leader Bonny Nordgren
  • Gala Gift Raffle by MG Plant Sale Chair Gary Scheider
  • MG Suzanne Abbott in the Spotlight
  • Earth Day at Bothell Children’s Garden by MG Garden Lead Sharon O’Grady
  • President’s Letter by MGF President Penny Kriese
  • Diagnostics Lab Problem Solvers Extraordinaire
  • Miller Library: Witness Tree by Lynda V. Mapes
  • Save the Date: BBG Sale & Speakers by MGs Gordon Polson & Alison Johnson
  • What’s Happening News & Updates


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Heads UP!

2018 June Heads UP KCMG Diagnostics Lab newsletter

Newsletter of the Master Gardener King County Diagnostic Lab

Read in the June 2018 issue:

  • Stink Bugs on Parade
  • Orange is the New Black: Rust Diseases on Pear
  • Lily Leaf Beetle: Red Gems, Poop and All
  • Digging in the Data, New Resources
  • Twigga Mortis? Aplodontia Rufa aka Mountain Beaver

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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