Friday, March 31, 2017

2017 Plant Sale Listing

Dates and Times:  
Fri   Apr 28   2pm - 6pm
Sat  Apr 29   8am - 2pm
Location:UT Extension Office Pavilion at
900 South Walnut Ave, Cookeville, TN

Here's a list of the plants available in the PCMG Plant Sale.

Community Updates from Nancy

Message from Bill Summers: Dedication for Window Cliffs Park is at 10am April 7, at the site 8400 Old Cane Creek Road Baxter TN. Folks are arriving a bit early to be there.  If some of the M.G.'s would like to attend.  We will be taking people from the lot in carts if they need a lift the 1/4 mile to the dedication site. 
PCMG Communications: Attached is a copy of the article that was in Wednesday's Herald-Citizen regarding our Plant Sale. Thought you would like to see the article.  
A big thank you to Carol Ludgate for helping write the article! Stay tuned for Carol's next article on "Master Gardeners Celebrate National Garden Month".

A Note from Nancy

Two great upcoming classes in our Community
Saturday, April 1st, 9am -  Spring Care of Roses
At Dogwood Park Rose Garden in Cookeville
(This class is also open to Master Gardener and Intern families and friends) 
Starting at 9:00 a.m. there will be a brief presentation of the whys and hows of starting roses to insure healthy, productive roses for the year.  This will be followed by pairing with a rose expert for hands-on pruning and soil conditioning of roses.
Dogwood Park Rose Garden is off Broad Street - between the Museum and Police Station.  Parking in Museum and Library parking lots.  A fun way to learn.
Saturday, April 8th, 10am - 12pm - Lawn and Garden Expo
At Tractor Supply, 575-A South Jefferson Ave.
Putnam County Master Gardeners - information on selecting tomatoes, planting and care. Tomato cage making demo and giveaways!!!

A Note from Nancy

The next intern class is on Monday, April 3rd at the UT Extension Office Conference Room starting at 6:00pm.
Larry McNabb will be presenting on Vegetables….you won’t want to miss. He does an outstanding job with this subject!
David Cassidy will also be demonstrating Straw Bale Gardening. A unique approach to bedded plants that is catching on around the country.
Lastly, I will be demonstrating how to Graft Tomatoes. A new trend in improved vegetable production practices using the best parts of 2 different cultivars.
It will be a busy night and will get started at 6:00. See you then.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Plant Care Teams #1 and #2 in Action

Team #1 - Led by Jan Tollett
Responsible for the critical first steps!

Team #2 - Led by Evelyn Breyer
Happy Gardeners!

Interns are Involved!

Future PCMG and Mom!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Plant Sale Preparation Update

There are a lot of fun things going on in prep for the upcoming Plant Sale this week.  Thanks for the pics, Carol V.  Let's Grow!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Butterfly Information for Kids Share

One of our website readers, a Girl Scout Leader, has shared a number of links to info on Butterflies!  Inside the first page, there are a number of additional links.  Here is a copy of her email.

I'm a troop leader aiming to help my scouts learn about butterfly gardens before we take a trip to one in the summer. My Girl Scouts and I wanted to express our gratitude by writing a little thank you note for your great page since it helped us out so much!
As another small token of our appreciation, we thought it would be nice send along a helpful resource that we came across.
If you decided to add it to your resources, I'd love to show my troopers that their suggestion was up and running to help others. We do our absolute best to follow the Girl Scout slogan of "Do a good turn daily." :)
Please let us know what you think and thank you again!
Best Wishes,

Thank you, Cindy, for all you do with Girls Scouts and in educating children!