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MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection

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

  • New Master Gardener Clinic Resources by MG Gary Scheider
  • MG Traci Hanna: Growing Up Gardening
  • Search for Nominees for 2017 Board
  • Getting Plants Ready for the Plant Sale by MG Sam Mitchell
  • Miller Library Book Selection: A Botanist’s Vocabulary
  • Volunteer Opportunities on the Education Committee
  • Save the Dates for the Plant Sale & Garden Market
  • What’s Happening Now


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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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Watch your garden investment grow with trees

Garden investment grown with trees
Trees may not live forever, but they usually outlive the gardener who plants one to leave a lasting heritage. Think carefully about not only the kind of tree you select but also where you put it in the garden.

Along with the hardscape — paths, terraces, fences and garden shelters — trees form the bones of the garden. One of their most important functions is to give scale to a design; they provide the over-story. A mix of trees, shrubs and low plants fosters a plant community that lends richness to our gardens.

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Seeds for Thought






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

Read in this issue:

  • BDM Field Trials – Mark Amara, Grant/Adams Area MG
  • Message from Kathleen La Francis Easton, MGFWS Interim President
  • Awardee of the Mary Robson Scholarship: Lydia Fields – Kathleen Easton
  • Lettuc Consider the Facts – Melody Westmoreland, Yakima County
  • Save-the-Date: 2017 State Advanced Education Conference in Yakima
  • Classes and more…

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