Hello from our President
After almost a year serving you and wondering why it is so difficult to fill our MG positions, I finally realized it is because you are such wonderful people. There is an old maxim,"If you want something done, ask a busy person." The maxim does not take into account the wisdom of this group. Everywhere one goes in Baxter County where there are volunteer workers, there are Master Gardeners contributing. You are indeed a busy group and also smart enough to know when you've loaded your calendar with all you can handle. You are the Best of the Best. May you all enjoy a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving.
Mark Keaton - "How to Winterize our Gardens"
Horticulture Table: Winter Gardening – Indoors and Outdoors
Bring some ideas of what you do in the cold months of the year.
As almost always:
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 or 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 or items you no longer need: Garden books, magazines, plants not appropriate for the plant sale, decorative pots etc. Winners will be drawn after the break. Remember to check after the meeting for a winning draw
Members with last initials that begin with S through Z please bring refreshments.
NEW PROJECT LEADERS NEEDED FOR COOPER PARK
Jo Strickland and Judy Brieske have been project leaders at Cooper Park for five years, and have decided it's time to turn the reins over to a new crew. We've seen many improvements at the park during their tenure, my personal favorite being the new Medicine Wheel Herb Garden. Our heartfelt thanks to them for a job well done and for all of their leadership.
That brings us to the obvious. We are looking for two new co-chairs to spearhead the maintenance at this site. Jo and Judy have graciously agreed to mentor the new co-chairs so that you have a running start. When we have two people in leadership positions, it allows you the flexibility you need when the rest of your life says you need to be somewhere else. So, if you are interested, I PROMISE you we will get someone to co-chair with you, unless you already have someone volunteering with you.
So please, especially those of you who live in or near Mountain Home, consider spearheading the efforts at Cooper Park. It's a good way to get your hours in, and you can set the schedule to be convenient for you. Contact me if your are interested.
NEW CLASS PROJECT TOUR!!!!
The Fall, 2015 class of prospective master gardeners and their mentors toured our seven Baxter County projects on Monday, November 2. For many days prior, weather had been forecasted for rain; but by Monday, it was dry, and by the end of our tour, the sun came out, making for a beautiful day.
Started the day with breakfast at the Fairgrounds, the fixings provided by Mike Kuenzli, Betsy Durham, Kathy Gilmore, Phyliss Henley, and Ceil Gasiecki. Wow there was so much to choose from, and it helped set a happy spirit for the day.
Project leaders at all seven sites were on hand to acquaint our newbies with the highlights of each garden. The diversity of all our projects gives all master gardeners the chance to select a site where they can learn and grow. Our new class had the chance to question project leaders on the specifics of each site. Every new class member went home with 2 or more plants as well as a pair of gardening gloves provided by project leaders. Sheila Barlow won three papercrete containers planted with sedum donated by Deb Anderson, and Janelle Stookey won one sedum planted papercrete container donated by Ceil Gasiecki.
Audrey Holt, Betsy Durham, and Margareta Schumtzler provided a bag lunch at Bull Shoals White River State Park for all of us. It was a great way to end an enjoyable day, and to give our newbies a view of what we're all about.
Many thanks to all who helped make this day a success: Joan Burr for spearheading the mentor program; project leaders Mike and Judy Kuenzli, Deb Anderson, Dee Sartin, Kay Kunkel, Judy Brieske, Jo Strickland, Judy Niziolek, Darrell Stewart, Karen Tipton, Carol Badsky, Ceil Gasiecki, Betsy Durham, Margareta Schumtzler; Audrey Holt, Kathy Gilmore, Phyllis Henley, Jane Darr, Barb Goodlett, Linda Westmoreland, Richard Shannahan, Anita Emerson, Pat Mueske, and Anna Marie Richardson.
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It's easy click here. 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: email@example.com or mail to Sandy Seitz, 876 CR 126, Oakland, AR 72661
Please inform Diana 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org
October Rain Report:
Diana Wiegand From Three Brothers area Reported: 2.1"
Sue North East side of Baxter County by Lake Norfork Reported: 1.20”
Audrey Holt West side of Baxter County Reported: 1.44" (2.62" Thurs. night!)
Ken Braswell From Hwy. 341 south of Lone Rock, Reported: 1.18" - Frost on 10/30!!
Thanks to our Newsletter Staff this Month:
Articles or Topics Suggested By:
Anna Marie Richardson... Message from the President
Diana Weigand ... Program Information for the Month
Bertha Whitesell ... Refreshments
Jane Darr ... BCMG Monthly Bulletin
Mark Keaton Baxter County Extension Agent ... Monthly Calendar
Gerald klingaman, Retired Extension Horticulturist ...Japanese Anemone
Suzanne Smith Hirrel, Extension specialist - waste management, Tom Riley, Environmental and natural resources,
Dr. Craig R. Anderson, Extension horticulturist - vegetables ... Compost Fact Sheet
County Extension ... Bulbs
Cecilia Gasiecki ... Fall Splendor at Memorial Gardens ...
Cecilia Gasiecki, Audrey Holt ... Project Tour Pictures
Tamara Carl ... Recipes
Anna Marie Richardson ... Chuckle for the day
Ed Thomas ... Web Master
Tamara Carl ... Newsletter Coordinator
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