Hello from our President!
Fair, fair, fair. Please go online http://www.baxtercofair.com/fairbook.php and read the fair book, then make several entries. We should be well represented both with horticulture entries and as workers. Plan to work the fair. There will be sign up sheets at our meeting. You do know enough and you do have a bit of time to help.
Cacti and Succulents
Presented by the Horticulture Committee
Featuring; Angela Reagan
Barbara Goodlett will be discussing "Obnoxious Weeds"
And 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 plants 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.
Big reminder: As Master Gardeners we should exhibit flowers, herbs and veggies from our gardens to encourage others to do the same. Also try your hand at flower arranging, it's fun! Another way to learn about horticulture is to volunteer at the Horticulture section of the Fair. It's fun and rewarding. . . . . . and you earn hours.
Member Education Director: Audrey Holt firstname.lastname@example.org
Members with last initials that begin with B to H 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
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
August Rain Report:
Diana Wiegand From Three Brothers area Reported: 3.8"
Sue North East side of Baxter County by Lake Norfork Reported: 3.86"
Audrey Holt West side of Baxter County Reported: 4.10
Ken Braswell From Hwy. 341 south of Lone Rock, Reported:
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
Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor Soil Scientist ... How to Test Your Soil
Gerald Klingaman, Retired Extension Horticulturist ... Gigi Berry (Lycium barbarum)
Horticulture Magazine ... Aster Yellows (topic suggested by Lucinda Reynolds)
Howard Garrett, The Dirt Doctor Newsletter, University of Arkansas, Agriculture System, May 31st, Pest Management News...Controlling Ants (topic suggested by Mike and Judy Kuenzli)
Ed Thomas ... Web Master
Tamara Carl ... Newsletter Coordinator
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