Hello From our President
Our year has indeed sprouted wings. Some of you may be doing some form of Oktoberfest celebration while others may be more focused on Halloween. Surely most of us are enjoying the opportunity to decorate with the flamboyance of fall. Mums and pumpkins as well as scarecrows are showing up all over the place. People are beginning to dream of soups and chilies and spicy desserts. Do enjoy this time as summer winds down and we pull out our winter warmies. See you soon.
"Cover Crops, Assorted Mulches and How They Compost"
presented by our own Richard Shanahan
Mentoring Chair: Joan Burr, 870-424-4213 or 901-413-1899, email email@example.com.
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Richard Shanahan's program on “Cover Crops, Assorted Mulches and How They Compost” will carry over to the Horticulture Table time.
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.
Member Education Director: Audrey Holt firstname.lastname@example.org
Members with last initials that begin with I through R please bring refreshments.
Support our Baxter County Master Gardener Projects - watch for Buddy Messages
Click here for detailed information about our projects scheduling and contact information.
Head of Projects; Ceil Gasiecki Email: email@example.com
We've had changes at Bull Shoals/White River State Park in the last month. Pat Babcock has resigned her position as co-chair of this project. Pat has sold her home and is moving to Indiana to be closer to her family. Pat, we're all going to miss you and you've done for BCMG. Hope the moves goes smoothly, and you enjoy your new home.
A great big thank you to Margareta Schumtzler for stepping up as co-chair. She and Betsy Durham lead this project, and we urge everyone to give them a hand this fall at the state park.
Report your hours, make your contribution count! Report education and work hours.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
September Rain Report:
Diana Wiegand From Three Brothers area Reported: 3.8"
Sue North East side of Baxter County by Lake Norfork Reported:
Audrey Holt West side of Baxter County Reported: 2.64"
Ken Braswell From Hwy. 341 south of Lone Rock, Reported: 4.83"
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 ...Johnny Jump Ups or Violas (hybrids of Viola x williamsii)
Gerald Klingaman, Retired Extension Horticulturist ...Abelia Hybirds
Craig R. Andersen, Associate Professor ...Home Gardening Series Garlic
Stephen Vann, Assistant Professor, Extension Urban Plant Pathologist ... Fairy Rings of Turfgrass
James Robins, Professor, and Horticulture Specialist, Ornamentals ... Planting a Tree or a Shrub
Tamara Carl ... Recipes
Ed Thomas ... Web Master
Tamara Carl ... Newsletter Coordinator
Baxter County Master Gardener Program • University of Arkansas System • Division of Agriculture • © 2013 BCMG