MGF Plant Sale

2015 MGF Plant Sale Plan for a Master Gardener kind of weekend, May 1-3!

Friday, May 1, let’s party!! Shop ahead of the crowds at the Preview Party. Nibble and nosh creations from local chefs while Ciscoe Morris and friends bestow the coveted Golden Brussels Sprout Award. Rub elbows with famed local garden authors, and have the pick of the plants, too. Tickets on sale now for this closed event.

Sat. May 2 and Sun. May 3 pick from thousands of plants grown by Master Gardeners (see the lists) and local specialty growers. Book a free garden consultation at the By Design booth, find out how to choose the right plants for your balcony or terrace, or just stop by for quick tips. All provided by our knowledgeable Master Gardeners who are there to provide personal advice about your plant picks. Lots of vendors with plants and garden accessories as well.

Bring family and friends to find it all in one place at the King County Master Gardener Foundation Plant Sale.

Spring into the Garden

And now the fun begins.  In King County, we wait impatiently for spring, even though our winters are relatively mild compared to the rest of the country.  The bulbs you planted last fall are blooming, and the flowering plum and cherry trees put on a wonderful show.  Incessant rain may keep us indoors; fortunately there are some outdoor and indoor activities that will get you started.


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Seeds for Thought

Seeds for Thought Feb 2015February 2015 Newsletter from the Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State.

Read in this issue:

  • Message from the MGFWS President, George Frey
  • Message from Nicole Martini, WSU MG Program Leader
  • What’s Wrong with My Tree?
  • Growing Healthy…in South Korea
  • Growing Healthy in Clallam County
  • Meet the new MGFWS President – George Frey
  • Benton-Franklin Master Gardeners Help Feed the Hungry

Find past Seeds for Thought newsletters at

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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Mason Bee Habitat Measurements

From 3/8th inch Plywood – “Cut and Assemble

2 ea 9X8           Sides

1 ea 12X8         Back

1 ea 12X13       Top

1 ea 9X13         Bottom

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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.


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