MGFKC Newsletter

2018 July Heads UP KCMG Diagnostics Lab newsletter

MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection

Read all about what’s of interest in the July 2018 issue!

  • MG Partnering with Bellevue Botanical Garden by MGF President Carrie Hill
  • Spring 2018 MG Plant Sales Results
  • MG Maggie Greenslit in the Spotlight
  • Pfingst Animal Acres Demo Garden by MG Garden Lead Linda Holman
  • President’s Letter by MGF President Carrie Hill
  • Miller Library: Fronds & Anemones: Essays on Gardening and Nature
  • What’s Happening News & Updates


This newsletter is sent monthly to King County Master Gardeners. Look for it in your email. Miss a past issue? Find it here.

Heads UP!

2018 July Heads UP KCMG Diagnostics Lab newsletter

Newsletter of the Master Gardener King County Diagnostic Lab

Read in the July 2018 issue:

  • boring, Boring, BORING!! – Cane Borers
  • Cutworms in My Garden!
  • It’s About Dirt – Mychorrizae
  • Tomato Girl with a Curl
  • Twigga Mortis? Arbutus Abuse
  • Himalayan Blackberry
  • Digging in the Data this Month – What’s Up?

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

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Seeds for Thought

MGFWS Feb 2018 Seeds for Thought

February 2018 Newsletter from the Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State.

Read in this issue:

      • Message from Kathleen La Francis Easton, MGFWS President
      • Sharing Our Roots: 2018 Conference by Debra Benbow, Conf. Chair
      • 2017 Conference Update by David James, 2017 Conf. Chair
      • Biodegradable Mulch by MG Mark Amara
      • Forestry Field Day by WSU Ext Forester Andy Perleberg

Find past Seeds for Thought newsletters at


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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