MGFKC Newsletter

Jan 2021 MGFKC eNewsletter
MGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection
Read all about what’s of interest in the January 2021 issue!

    • Don’t Wait to Start Your 2021 Continuing Education
    • Message from the Board by Board President Jim Olson
    • Meet Board Member Carrie Hill
    • Enhancing Our Partnerships: BBG by MG Gary Scheider
    • Up and Running! Growing Groceries 2021 by MG Joan Baldwin
    • Bellevue Demo Garden: Saturday Workshops Resume
    • Passing the Baton: MGF Facebook
    • Remembering…
    • 2021 Northwest Flower and Garden Festival Canceled
    • Miller Library Selection: Essential Pruning Techniques by George E. Brown
    • Continuing Education Opportunities
    • What’s Happening News & Updates

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

Online Education Series

Learn to be a better gardener and improve your gardening knowledge and skills in 2021. The Master Gardeners in King County are offering a couple of online series that will help new or experienced gardeners better maintain their gardens. These classes also offer continuing education for Master Gardeners as they act as horticultural advisers and serve as resources regarding sustainable gardening for home gardeners.

Growing Groceries.

Growing Groceries logo
This integrated series of classes focuses on learning essential gardening practices to grow your own healthy food. Class content is taught at the appropriate time of year when it can be immediately applied in the garden and covers the major groups of vegetables and cultural strategies. See https://www.mgfkc.org/education/growinggroceries  for details about class topics, dates and how to register. The first 2021 class is January 6.

BDG Workshops.

Bellevue Demo Garden Workshops

These Saturday workshops have moved from the Bellevue Demo Garden to online in 2021. Featuring presentations on a broad range of topics by speakers with expertise in plants and methods that work in the Pacific Northwest. Topics will vary from vegetable to ornamental cultivation to vegetable gardening emphasizing science-based information and techniques. See https://www.mgfkc.org/education/bdg-workshops  for workshop topics, dates and how to register. The first 2021 class is January 16.

Heads UP!

2020 September-October Heads Up! Diagnostics Lab Newsletter

Newsletter of the Master Gardener King County Diagnostic Lab

 

Read in the September-October 2020 issue:

  • Ready, Set, Harvest!
  • Fall Turf Care
  • Weather Station: Wildfire smoke helps plants?
  • Nerd’s Corner: Daphne bholua
  • The Birdie Did It!
  • Another Trouble-Making Sawfly
  • Fall for Fall Planting
  • Autumn Pruning for Woody Plants — Don’t!!
  • Raspberries: The Simply Wonderful Fruit
  • Twigga Mortis: When things go awry in the veggie patch…
  • Useful Web Sources!

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.

Miss a past issue? Find it here.

Touch Base with Your Tillandsias

TillandsiasYou don’t have to strike out with Tillandsias.  These epiphytes stand out in many shapes, sizes and psychedelic colors.  My local nursery tells me they are a big favorite of the people living in all the new developments in the area because they can grow indoors so easily.   DispIay them creatively: glue a cluster of them to a piece of wood or a single one onto a small piece of driftwood, pop one in a teacup or hang them in various houseplants.

The best location to keep them is in a room with bright, filtered light.  I had a cluster of them for many years playing hardball and refusing to bloom.  I started experimenting with putting a small one outside in the summer hanging on a nail on my east-facing front porch.  It received some early morning sun (on the days the sun came out.)  Otherwise, it just got a good dose of bright light.

Read the full article by Wendy Lagozzino as published in the December 2014 The Dirt, MGF newsletter




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