Hello Master Gardeners!
Valentines Day is coming and so is Spring! We have much to look forward to in the months ahead. The Spring Seminar is coming in March and the Plant Sale in April. I hope you all are finding time to join in. We had a great board meeting this past Wednesday with a full board attending. We accomplished a lot in two hours and will be excited to share all the new ideas in the coming months. We have a great board and I enjoy working with them.If you have any ideas or something you would like to share please let me or a board member know.I know it may be too early to mention this but please consider thinking of being a board member or a project leader. You learn so much and meet so many new and wonderful friends.
I have only been a Master Gardener for two years and never thought I would be President! It surely was not something I
was seeking!! However, I have gotten so much help and kindness from members. You all are so wonderful to work with.
I will be honest, it is very busy work and one must enjoy working with people, being on time, answering many emails, phone calls,and not get too upset when things go wrong. It can be the best time of your life and having fun!
Whoever makes a garden
Has oh so many friends:
The glory of the morning,
The dew when daylight ends,
And rain and wind and sunshine
And dew and fertile sod,
For he who makes a garden
Works hand in hand with God.
February Program: We welcome Julie Lovett Bull Shoals-White River State Park, Interpreter for over 8 years. Julie will tell us all about bats. Read More... about Julie Lovett
February meeting topics
What and how to prune plants in our gardens; what and how to prepare for the Plant Sale; and also some thoughts on what to bring for the Horticulture Table at the Seminar.
Bring any plants of special interest and share information about them. Bring plants or problems that need identification or help. If there is no solution at the meeting, it will be researched and we will get back to you. Remember to secure diseased plants with insects in clear plastic bags All items brought to the table MUST include the plant identification form with your name or it will not be discussed during the horticulture time Plant identification forms are provided at the table.
Free Raffle Bring garden related items for the raffle; items you no longer need: garden books, magazines, plants that are not appropriate for the plant sale. Winners will be drawn after the break. Remember to check after the meeting for a winning draw.
Director of Member Education,
Members with Last names H - P kindly bring refreshments for the meeting.
Attention MG "foodies" - if you bring something you're proud of and we love it, ....will you consider sharing it so we can include in the recipe section of upcoming newsletter?
Great News!!! We have two new chairs for Cooper Park. Joan Burr and Anne Carriere have volunteered to lead the effort at this project. My heartfelt thanks to them both for taking this on, and I encourage all to lend them a hand as the season unfolds.
Reporting Hours: Report your hours, make your contribution count!
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1) You can enter this from the Members Only page above OR at http://members.arkmg.org..
2) Your user name will be your last name and the first two letters of your first name. Sally Smith’s user name would be smithsa.
3) The default password is baxter, and then you will be asked to enter a permanent password.
Please inform Dianna when you know of someone who is in need of some "Sunshine." It may be an illness, sympathy, or congratulations. You may contact her at 870-481-5355. Or
January Rain Report
For all the Rain totals in our area ... Click Here
Diana Weigand Three Brothers area Reported: Rain 0.8", Snow 1"
Sue North East side of Baxter County by Lake Norfork Reported: 0.8"
Audrey Holt West side of Baxter County Reported: .99" including a trace of snow
Ken Braswell From Hwy. 341 south of Lone Rock, Reported: 1" Rain/3/4" Snow (Happy New Year!)
Thanks to our Newsletter Staff this Month:
Articles or Topics Suggested By:
Phyllis Henley... Message from the President
Jan Halligan ... Program Information for the Month
Jane Darr ... BCMG Monthly Bulletin
Mark Keaton Baxter County Extension Agent ... Monthly Calendar
David H. Trinklein, University of Missouri Extension Service ... Guidelines for Pruning Roses
Jo Strickland ... Forcing Paperwhite Narcissus
Gerald Klingaman, Retired Extension Horticulturist ...Hydrangea, Annabelle
Sheila Barlow... Recipes
Tamara Carl and Sheila Barlow... Newsletter Coordinator
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