MGFKC Newsletter

KCMG Connection eNewsletterMGFKC Newsletter – The Foundation Connection
Read all about what’s of interest in the November-December 2021 issue!

  • KCMG Recognition Celebration & MGFKC Annual Meeting by MG Jim Olson, Foundation President
  • Annual Reapplications due Nov. 30 this year
  • 2021 Ellen A’Key Grant Awarded to Asotin/Garfield & Clallam County MGs by MG Trish Bloor, A’Key Grant Committee Chair
  • Cultivate More Knowledge:
    • Invite a Caterpillar to Lunch by MG Linda Shepherd
    • Heat Dome Effect on Trees by Richard Olmstead, LFP Tree Board
  • Meet MGF Board Member Tiffany Ng
  • Finn Hill Demo Garden Update by MG Sharon O’Grady
  • Email Clinic Answers Thousands of Questions by MG Penny Kriese, Clinic Lead
  • Spotted Lanternfly Alert from Mary Watts, Program Coordinator
  • Remembering MG Sue Hall by MG Suzi O’Byrne, MGF Board Member
  • Editor’s Letter by MG Heather Fuller, Editor, The Connection
  • Miller Library Selection: Design & Build Your Own Rain Gardens
  • Looking for MG Facebook page help
  • Contribute Content to our Master Gardener Facebook Page
  • KCMG Education Opportunities


This newsletter is sent monthly to King County Master Gardeners. Look for it in your email. Miss a past issue? Find it here.

Heads UP!

2021 Fall Heads Up! Diagnostics Lab Newsletter

Newsletter of the Master Gardener King County Diagnostic Lab


Read in the Fall 2021 issue:

  • End of Season Contemplations
  • Record Breaking Weather
  • Attack of Bay Laurel Psyllids
  • Sunburns, Scorches and Scalds
  • Consider Cover Crops
  • Iris-A Rainbow of Rhizomes
  • The Sawfly Exceptions
  • Useful Web Resources
  • Nerd’s Corner: Scat, Cat!
  • Twigga Mortis: Sun damage
  • Frankensquash

This newsletter is sent to Master Gardeners in King County during the active garden months from March to October. Look for the current issue in your email.

Miss a past issue? Find it here.

Seeds for Thought

MGFWS Seeds for Thought

August 2021 Newsletter from the Master Gardener Foundation of Washington State

Read in this issue:

  • From the President by Don Enstrom, MGFWS President
  • WSU MG Program Update: Priority Icons by Jennifer Marquis, Statewide Program Leader
  • Pierce County Young Gardeners by MG Emeritus Diane Frey, Pierce County
  • Click Beetles Beware by MG Mark Amara, Grant-Adams
  • 2021 MG Advanced Ed Conference Update by MG C-J Nielsen, Conference Chair

Back issues available on the State Foundation website:

Cedar Flagging

Cedar flagging is a natural process that is often confused with a disease.  Evergreen plants, including conifers and broad leaf types, naturally shed some old foliage each year. Stress factors, such as insufficient water, hot winds, construction damage or other root disturbance, poor planting procedures, or recent planting can promote flagging.  It is being seen more often this year because it is more common when there is hot weather followed by cold weather.

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