Program This Month:
Kenny Smothers and Scott Noble with the Arkansas Forestry Commission will speak to us on the value of trees on our property. Their presentation will include some best management practices for water quality protection. Handouts will be provided as well as an excellent handbook on Trees of Arkansas for a nominal price.
For more information ....Click Here
Our topic will be - Considerations for new plants and bringing them to your garden.
FOR THE SEMINAR HORTICULTURE TABLE:
OTHER MEMBER EDUCATION EVENTS:
GARDEN WALKS: Barbara Goodlett firstname.lastname@example.org is the contact to host a Garden Walk
TOURS: Jo Strickland will arrange Tours - email@example.com contact Jo with suggestions
SIGs: Pat Mueske firstname.lastname@example.org is the contact to lead a SIG – Special Interest Group
To hold a special Member Education Event, members should contact one of the above.
It is important that our Member Education committee chairs schedule tours, garden walks and SIGs so the dates do not conflict with our previously scheduled BCMG activities.
And as always:
Member Education Director: Audrey Holt email@example.com
Members with Last names beginning R-A 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?
Project Information: Spring is making an early start this year, and ain't that grand!!! I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful days, and getting back to playing in the dirt in your yards.
It's also time to clean up the beds at all of our seven projects. You will see buddy messages announcing Project Enhancement Days (PED's) as they draw near. You can also see the normal schedule for all project workdays in the calendar on our website. Any changes to published schedules will be announced in buddy messages.
As a reminder, we have seven projects we, as Master Gardeners, maintain:
If you can't attend a normal workday, call one of the project leaders and ask them what you might do on your own schedule. They'll be glad to hear from you.
You can review the regular project enhancement days here Check the Calendar
So enjoy the great weather and spend some time at the project....or projects....of your choice. As always, we appreciate all you do for Master Gardeners
Reporting Hours: Report your hours, make your contribution count!
Need help reporting your hours? – please try this active link MG online reporting link.
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.
For members that do not have access or cannot report their hours on line please continue to turn in your hours at the meeting, via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Sandy Seitz, 876 CR 126, Oakland, AR 72661
Please send me a note when you know someone in need of "Sunshine." It may be an illness, sympathy, or congratulations. Call me at 870-481-5355 or mailto:email@example.com
Master Gardener Classifieds
If you have anything garden related contact firstname.lastname@example.org and I will put it in the classifieds for you.
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February Rain Report:
Diana Weigand Three Brothers area Reported: 1.8"Rain; 0.5" Snow
Sue North East side of Baxter County Lake Norfork Reported: 1.88"
Audrey Holt West side of Baxter County Reported: 1.82" includes 1/4" of snow.
Ken Braswell From Hwy. 341 south of Lone Rock, Reported: 1.82" (Rain and Good dusting of snow)
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
Gerald Klingaman, Retired Extension Horticulturist ... Roseshell Honesuckle
Gerald Klingaman, Retired Extension Horticulturist ...Goldmoss Sedum
Gerald Klingaman Retired Extension Horticulturist ...Strawberries
Sheila Barlow... Recipes
Sheila Barlow... Newsletter Coordinator
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