MGFKC Newsletter

July 2016 eNews th





MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection

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

  • Horst Reminisces about this year’s MG Plant Sale
  • Ronald McDonald House Garden: Marty Byrne
  • Auburn Farmers Market Clinic: Maggie Greenslit
  • Survey Results for the Summer Picnic: Gary Scheider
  • MGF Board Election Results: Meet the Officers
  • Books for Summer – The Wingate Mysteries: Marty Byrne
  • News Shoots: Short Subject
  • MGF Volunteer Opportunities to Earn Support Hours
  • What’s Happening Now


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Propagation Notes

Dividing dahlia tubers

Photo Credit: F D Richards



Spring is a good time to divide established plants, and many herbaceous perennials need to be divided every few years anyway to stay healthy.

Plan to dig on a cool morning, preferably one with cloud cover – not too hard around here. 

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Seeds for Thought

May 2016 MGFWS Seeds for Thought





May 2016 Newsletter from the Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State.

Read in this issue:

  • Message from Kathleen La Francis Easton, MGFWS Interim President: A New MGFWS Mission Statement
  • Message from Nicole Martini, WSU MG Program Leader: 2015 MG Achievements
  • The Hidden World of Roots – Kathy Wolfe
  • MGFKC Looking for A’Key Grant Applicants – Bob Connor, King County
  • The Skagit Challenge – Al Call

Find past Seeds for Thought newsletters at

Blue Orchard Bees Mason Bees!

Pollination of food crops is essential to society, for without this pollination service, most fruits, nuts and other foods would simply disappear off our dinner tables.  Today, the world depends on a variety of pollinators to perform this task from a variety of sources: Honeybees and a number of other insects – and the hard working Mason Bee. [Originally posted June 2011]


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