MGFKC Newsletter

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

  • Save the Date: Sept 12-Cool Plants & Hot Tips
  • Cultivate More Knowledge: Peonies by MG Bruce Bennett
  • Finn Hill Demo Garden Breaks Ground
  • 2021 Washington MG Advanced Education Conference
  • Meet the Board: MG Steve Hiday
  • Ask a Master Gardener Plant Clinics Update
  • WA Dept of Ecology Drought Advisory
  • CDC: Staying Safe in Hot Weather
  • News Shoots: Message from the Program Coordinator
  • Miller Library Selection: Peony
  • Continuing Education Opportunities: BDG Workshops and more
  • Events & Coming Attractions


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!

Heads Up! Diagnostics Lab Newsletter

Newsletter of the Master Gardener King County Diagnostic Lab


Read in the Mid-Season 2021 issue:

  • Mommy Dearest ??
  • Beneficial Garden Insects
  • Fruit Tree Woes or Why Did I Ever Plant That Tree?!?
  • Funky Friends
  • Rascally Root Weevils
  • Nerd’s Corner: Sweet Cicely
  • Fruit Tree Resources
  • Useful Web Resources
  • Twigga Mortis: Yucky Yucca
  • Pop Quiz! Is it a Sign or a Symptom?

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.

Master Gardener Conferences for You

WSU MG Advanced Ed Conference
This year our statewide conference is going virtual from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Registration is now open and you can save by registering before July 31. There are over 30 class sessions to choose from for CE, visual tours, keynote speakers, and even the marketplace. Learn more & register at

2021 WSU MG Adv Education Conference

International MG Conference
If you want to wander farther from home, try the International MG Conference from Sept. 12-17. It is a virtual conference this year as well with six days of workshops and programs. If you can’t make six days in a row, the recordings will be available for 6 months post conference for you to view at your convenience.
Learn more & register at

2021 International Master Gardener Conference

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.  Learn about:

  • Dividing Fibrous-rooted Plants
  • Dividing Fleshy or Woody Crowned Plants
  • Dividing Suckers from Plants
  • Dividing Plants with Rhizomes
  • Dividing Plant with Tubers
  • Dividing Plants with Offset

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