MGFKC Newsletter

June 2017 e-Newsletter

MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection

Read all about what’s of interest in the June 2017 issue!

  • Kent-McLendon Hardware/ Covington Library Clinics by MG Marty Byrne
  • MG Linda Heaney: Focus on CE by MG Marty Byrne
  • Attracting Beneficials to Your Garden by MG Barbara Hainley
  • MG Book Groups by MG Marty Byrne
  • Plant Sale Updates
  • New MGFKC Board Members
  • What’s Happening Now


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Heads UP!

June 2017 HeadsUp!

Newsletter of the Master Gardener King County Diagnostic Lab

Read in this issue:

  • Why is my arborvitae dying?
  • Spotted Wing Drosophila Fly
  • Digging in the Data
  • Web sources not to ignore
  • Leaf blight

This newsletter is sent monthly to King County Master Gardeners during the active garden months from March to October. Look for it in your email.

Miss a past issue? Find it here.

Seeds for Thought

Seeds for Thought


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

Read in this issue:

  • Message from Kathleen La Francis Easton, MGFWS President
  • 2016 in Review from Nicole Martini, State MG Program Leader
  • Whatcom County MG Rehab Garden at St. Joseph’s Hospital
  • Row Covers for Spring and Fall Gardens by MG Mark Amara
  • Crop Rotation by MG Alice Slusher
  • A’Key Grant Program by MG Bob Connor
  • 2017 Advanced Education Conference in Yakima
  • Plant sales and more…

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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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