The next Master Gardener meeting will be Tuesday, April 11th, in the Auditorium at BBG. Come for fellowship at 9:30 am. A short business meeting will follow at 10:00 am. Jeanie Sherlock will be the speaker. Her topic will be "Behind the Scenes" of the BBG Spring Sale Where do all those plants come from? Which ones are best suited for my garden? Long-time BBG volunteer, board member, and plant sale “expert”, Jeanie Sherlock will talk about the inner workings of buying and selling plants, specifically hydrangeas for the spring sales. Jeanie will discuss the varieties unique to the sale.
The May Master Gardener Meeting will be the ever popular Plant Swap. Now is the time to pot plants for May’s plantswap – if you haven’t already done so. Plants transplated the night before the sale often look a little “shocked”! As always, natives are encouraged, but most plants, shrubs, and trees are welcomed—and invasives will be turned away at the door! Please don’t hesitate to ask if there are questions about what to bring. We invite one or two plants to swap. If you have quantities of sharing plants, you may bring those as well for the “free give away” area. We look forward to this event each year and hope you will participate.
The 2017 AMGA Annual Converence, Gardening HERITAGE, will be held on May 1 - 3 in Huntsville. Click on the image below for more information.
Dues are Due Master Gardener dues for 2017 are due now. They are $35. If you want to pay by credit card, click the Add to Cart button below. You will be taken to PayPal, where you can choose to pay by credit card. Dues are also payable by check or cash, delivered to our treasurer Tom Douglass. You can bring payment to our next meeting, send it by mail (check the MG directory for Tom’s address), or drop by the Extension office at BBG and leave your payment with Annette for Tom to pick up.
Updating Your Information: Members may update their own contact information for emails, newsletter, etc by going to the MG Service Report site and clicking the "My Data" tab. Update the information shown there by following the edit prompts. If you need help with this, Diane Remick is in the BBG Library every Friday afternoon and will be available to help you.
Jefferson County Master Gardner Footprint: We are grateful to all of you for your membership and your volunteer contributions. We'd like to recognize your projects and your work. Please enter the projects/sites with which you are working in the "Success Stories" tab of the MG Service Report site and/or provide Bethany O'Rear or Diane Remick with your information. Thanks!