MGFKC Newsletter

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Read all about what’s of interest in the January 2022 issue!

  • Growing Groceries Returns
  • BDG: Saturday Workshops Resume
  • Thank you, Master Gardeners! Grab a T-shirt, please.
  • 2022 Joint Webinars with Bellevue Botanical Garden Society by MG Gary Scheider
  • New Year’s Resolutions for the Garden by MG Bruce Bennett
  • Become a Docent at Bellevue Botanical Garden by MG Gary Scheider
  • Plant Samples Needed for the Youth Education Committee Library Program by MG Maggie Windus
  • News Shoots: Welcome to our New Program Assistant
  • News Shoots: Open MGFKC Board Seats
  • Miller Library Selection: Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest
  • Looking for Volunteers
  • More Educational Opportunities


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

Online Education Series

The Master Gardeners of King County will launch their 2022 gardening classes and workshops in January 2022. Whether you’re a beginning gardener or a veteran of many seasons, you’re sure to find a class of interest.

BDG Workshops.
Bellevue Demo Garden Workshops
Workshops are on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., January 22 to mid-October. The workshops cover a wide variety of gardening: vegetables, composting, specific plant varieties, garden pests, efficient watering, and more. New this year: Series subscriptions will be offered at a discount; the first series is eight classes, January through March. There is a $5 fee for each individual workshop. Registration is required for the series or individual classes. See for workshop topics, dates and links to register.

Growing Groceries.
Growing Groceries logo
Classes are presented on specific Wednesdays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Initial classes cover the basics of gardening; later classes present information on specific plant families or garden problems, each class building on earlier presentations. New this year: Gardeners will have the option to purchase the entire series of 11 classes at a discount. Each individual class is $7.50. Registration is required for the series or individual classes. See  for details about class topics, dates and links to register.

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.

Donate to Make a Difference

Please support the Master Gardeners in King County Washington

The Master Gardener Foundation of King County provides more than 80% of the financial support for the program. Please support the Master Gardener program in King County with a gift to the Foundation that is meaningful to you. Your donation will:

  • Continue Master Gardener outreach to share effective gardening practices.
  • Supply the resources that help the demonstration gardens thrive.
  • Ensure our plant answer clinics and the email clinic have resources for the public they serve.
  • Provide training to for the 2022 class of Master Gardeners.

Your donation makes a real difference. Please donate. Thank you.

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:

Touch Base with Your Tillandsias

TillandsiasYou don’t have to strike out with Tillandsias.  These epiphytes stand out in many shapes, sizes and psychedelic colors.  My local nursery tells me they are a big favorite of the people living in all the new developments in the area because they can grow indoors so easily.   DispIay them creatively: glue a cluster of them to a piece of wood or a single one onto a small piece of driftwood, pop one in a teacup or hang them in various houseplants.

The best location to keep them is in a room with bright, filtered light.  I had a cluster of them for many years playing hardball and refusing to bloom.  I started experimenting with putting a small one outside in the summer hanging on a nail on my east-facing front porch.  It received some early morning sun (on the days the sun came out.)  Otherwise, it just got a good dose of bright light.

Read the full article by Wendy Lagozzino as published in the December 2014 The Dirt, MGF newsletter

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