Archive for June, 2016

Foto Friday

Our MG photo guru took one of my photos from my garden and isolated a bloom
Linda's Flower

Here are a few from this year:











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Some Events

Naida sent us notice of some events you may want to attend.

From the Master Gardener Association of Wayne County (MGAWC)

Wholesale Shopping at Christensen’s Plant Center in Plymouth
Promoting Gardening Activities
Saturday, June 18, 1:30-4 pm, is our annual visit to Christensen’s Plant Center, 6282 Gotfredson Road on the southeast corner at North Territorial Road in Plymouth Township.

Master Gardener Association of Wayne County (MGAWC) members, supporters, friends and guests are invited to shop at Christensen’s Plant Center, a major wholesale supplier to landscape professionals. Located west of Plymouth, Christensen’s sells quality perennials, conifers, trees and shrubs. One of our favorite speakers, Kim Roth, Perennial Department Manager, and other extremely knowledgeable Christensen’s staff will help us select great plants.

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, arrive between 1:30 and 3 pm. Please do not come early and interrupt the workers on their well-deserved lunch break. There will be plenty of plants for everyone. Bring the big car with an empty trunk because purchases cannot be held or delivered. This one-day-only shopping wraps up at 4 pm sharp. Christensen’s accepts cash, checks, MC and Visa.

Depending on road construction, from many parts of Wayne County, take I-96 west beyond I-275 where I-96 transitions to M-14. Take exit 15 (Gotfredson Road), head north on Gotfredson for a half mile. Christensen’s is on the corner with North Territorial. Turn in the gates off Gotfredson or North Territorial. Map available at http://www.christensensplantcenter.com/contact.html

Growing with Master Gardeners Conference:
Save the Date, Check Website in August for Details
Distributing Current Gardening Information
Increasing Environmental Awareness
MGAWC volunteers are working on the next Growing with Master Gardeners conference. Save Saturday, September 24, for a daytime event at the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus. Please check mgawc.org in August for conference description, details and registration.

Community Events and Other Info on MGAWC.org Website
Promoting Gardening Activities
Supporting Volunteerism
The options in the dark green bar along the top of the MGAWC.org website are—left to right—Home, Contact Us, Events Calendar, About Us, Education, Photos and Become a Member. If viewing the website on a phone or tablet, this menu might appear as a small stack of horizontal lines in the upper right. Tap the lines to see the options.

· Events Calendar includes:
o MGAWC Activities such as Christensen’s Shopping and Growing with MGs Conference
o Community Events, http://www.mgawc.org/community-events/, a sampling of non-MGAWC activities:
§ Future Stewardship Saturdays in the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Study Area are June 18, July 16 and August 20, from 1 to 4 pm. Start at the Environmental Interpretive Center (EIC).
§ Tollgate’s new Sunset Garden Celebration with garden open house, guided walks, short talks, garden market, music and picnicking in Novi is Saturday late afternoon/evening, July 16, from 4-7 pm.
§ Wayne County Community College in Harper Woods will be hosting a Master Gardener certification class for $300 on Tuesday evenings, August 23-November 22.
§ The next International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC) will take place in Portland, Oregon, Monday through Friday, July 10-14, 2017.
· Education (Summaries & Follow-up Info from Meetings) includes links provided by speakers and follow-up information from previous membership meetings.

MGAWC resumes membership meetings in September that continue on the second Thursday evening of the month through June at EIC on the UM-Dearborn campus. Membership is open to current, future and former Master Gardeners and anyone who supports MGAWC’s goals of education and volunteer service to the community.

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Master Gardener Association of Wayne County (MGAWC)
Donated over $71,000 in Grants and Scholarships Since 1984
Celebrating 32 Years of VOLUNTEER SERVICE to the Community
Distributing Current Gardening Information
Increasing Environmental Awareness
Promoting Gardening Activities
Supporting Volunteerism

22930 Nowlin, Dearborn, MI 48124, http://www.mgawc.org

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Foto Friday

How’s Foto Friday on Wednesday ?
Gail sent these great photos from her yard:








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