WSU Master Gardener Volunteer Week

2015 WSU MG Volunteer Week

Congratulations WSU Master Gardeners!

On May 2, 2016, Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed May 23 – 29, 2016, as Washington State University Master Gardener Volunteer Week. The Governor commended WSU Master Gardeners for their service since 1973, and he asked all citizens to join him in this special observance.

Read the Governor’s proclamation.

MGFKC Newsletter

Pansy-May 2016 The Connection

MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection

Read all about the spring ideas in this issue!

  • President’s Message: Dave Hanower
  • Mick Duggan: Connecting People and Plants: Marty Byrne
  • Cesar Chavez Demo Garden: A Garden for the People: Marty Byrne
  • 15 Years After Devastating Arson Fire, CUH is Thriving: Michelle Roedell
  • CUH Clinic: A Neighborhood Treasure: Marty Byrne
  • Miller Library: Rhonda M Hart’s Vertical Vegetables & Fruit
  • GiveBIG! on May 3: Dave Hanower
  • Community Relations Job Posting…


This newsletter is sent monthly to King County Master Gardeners. Look for it in your email.

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

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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