The Baxter County Master Gardeners are a fun group of folks who enjoy sharing their love of gardening with any visitor.
At our meetings we have speakers, refreshments, & fun.
Come join us!
Next Meeting Date:
April 11th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
The First Presbyterian Church
1106 Spring Street
Mountain Home, AR
Guest Speaker: Alan Gregory
Topic: A Bird Friendly Yard:
How to make yourself wildlife land manager of your own property
Horticulture Table: Audrey Holt
Topic: Poisonous Garden Plants
Master Gardeners Monthly Radio Program:
Mountain Talk Radio April 17th on 97.1 7:15 a.m. - 8:am.
Master Gardener Hosts this month are Tommy Hagan and Ceil Gasiecki
From Mountain Home
Take US Hwy. 62B East through Mountain Home until you come to Cardinal Street. Cardinal Street is the intersection just past Harp's Grocery. Turn right onto Cardinal Street and travel South until you come to the first stop sign which should be Spring Street. Turn left onto Spring Street and go down the hill past the bridge and the First Presbyterian Church will be on your right hand side.
Take Hwy. 62/412 towards Mountain Home. Once you get to Mountain Home continue on into Mountain Home on US 62B. This will take you through town till you get to Harp's Grocery and you come to Cardinal Street. Cardinal Street is the intersection just past Harp's Grocery. Turn right onto Cardinal Street and travel South until you come to the first stop sign which should be Spring Street. Turn left onto Spring Street and go down the hill past the bridge and the First Presbyterian Church will be on your right hand side.
SAVE THE DATE
County 76 Presents
The 2019 Annuals to Perennials programs
for first-year Master Gardeners and their mentors
are coming this summer.
Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend!
Hope: Monday, June 24, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fayetteville: Friday, June 28, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Batesville: Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Little Rock: July 14, 2019 from 2 - 5 p.m.
Additional information will be coming soon!
WHAT: The Baxter County Master Gardeners Plant Sale
WHEN: Saturday, April 27th 2019
WHERE: Baxter County Fairgrounds
TIME: 9 AM - NOON
We are setting up in the larger room so we will have a lot more room to display our plants.
Plants for the sale are annuals, perennials, bulbs, roots, rhizomes, bushes, trees, shrubs, vines, house plants, succulents and vegetables all grown by Baxter County Master Gardeners.
Come early for the best selection!!!
See our web page for directions https://www.baxtercountymg.com/annual-plant-sale1.html
Whether you’re a new or expert gardener you can learn more about native plants at our annual plant sale and seminar. Stop by to purchase plants and garden related items from a variety of vendors, get growing tips from one of our many exhibitors, and attend our informative programs. All ages. No registration required.
Call 417-888-4237 for more information or stop by the Nature Center for an event flyer.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Springfield Conservation Nature Center
4601 S. Nature Center Way
Springfield, MO 65804
SOURCE: Missouri Department of Conservation/ActivePrograms/UpcomingEvents/
Baxter County Master Gardeners hosted their 25th annual seminar on Saturday, March 23 as part of our group's 25th anniversary celebration. Our largest crowd to date, close to 300 people, enjoyed presentations by four high-profile speakers.
Our keynote speaker, Dr. Doug Tallamy, gave two presentations during the event. His entertaining presentations stressed the importance of each individual developing a nature friendly yard. He showed us the benefits to pollinators by our choosing the right plants at our homes. He showed how long it takes nature to adapt to introduced plants, and encouraged us to make our gardens up to 70% nature compatible plants.
The theme continued with Lucinda Reynolds giving us many ideas on plant selections we might consider. We next enjoyed hearing Lissa Morrison, one of the designers of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, showing us how native plants can be used beautifully and manageably in residential plantings. She encouraged the group to check the BCMG website, www.baxtercountymg.com, for a listing of suitable plants in residential settings.
To complete the day, we enjoyed hearing from Ken Forman of Arkansas Fish and Game, who gave us an animated history of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC); discussed the impact of the portion of our state sales tax that is allocated to natural resources; and stressed what the state is doing with the development of nature centers and educating our children to the values and beauty of Arkansas, the Natural State. Arkansas is one of 2-3 states that has a conservation tax, 1/8th% of our sales tax, which can only be used for conservation purposes.
During the day, attendees did not go hungry, enjoying a great lunch prepared by the Methodist Church, as well as many different selections provided by BCMG members. Many folks did not go home empty handed, enjoying items won in our special raffles, door prizes, and opportunity table selections. Though in a sense, no one went home empty handed, full of the knowledge we gained.
Many thanks to all our speakers, and to all BCMG members who helped make this event our best ever. We encourage everyone to visit our website, baxtercountymg.com, go to "Gardening Tips", to view many of the handouts from our speakers, including a list of great plant selections.
Last Monday, Patsy Louk, County 76 President, along with Ryan Neal, Benton County Extension Agent and JB Portillo met with Marina McCoy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville to plan our MG Appreciation Day which is scheduled for Monday, October 14, 2019.
We will be sharing details for this free event to all MG's later. Save the date!
Here’s this month’s gardening checklist. Just a few things to consider as we head into peak gardening season.
Reminder – Baxter County 4-H Rabies Vaccination Clinic is Friday, April 12 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 13 from 8:00 a.m. – noon at all Mtn. Home veterinary clinics.
For more information on any of the above points, contact the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service at 425-2335.
SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 13, 2019
Izard County Master Gardeners Spring Seminar
We are inviting you to our 2019 seminar, Gardening A to Z. We think there will be a wealth of information you will find helpful and we will also have vendors and a raffle for shopping. Topics include native plants, herbs, and bees.
Registration opens March 1st.
The registration form can be downloaded by clicking the following link:
Izard County Master Gardeners Spring Seminar Registration Form
If you need further information, please call me at (870)322-8438 and leave a message. We are excited and hope to see you in April.
Izard County Master Gardeners
BCMG Audit Committee
Volunteers needed to perform audit due by March 31, 2019, to state.
Contact Frank Sinning.
Nominating Committee for 2020 Officers
Recruit and nominate candidates for 2020 Officers.
Contact Frank Sinning.
Spring Seminar 2019 Volunteers
Volunteers Needed for Spring Seminar Committees.
Be a part of our 25th Anniversary!!
Contact Marcia Taylor at the next meeting.
It's THAT time again (thankfully): SPRING is coming.
And that means it's time to get the PEDs ready!!!
Pick any (or all!) of the PEDs and join in the prep. It's not work when you're with friends, sunshine, and PLANTS!
Call a PEDs coordinator today for work dates and times.
Fairgrounds Gardens: Kathrine and Rod Gilmore
Bull Shoals-White River: Jeffrey Pearson and James Loveless
Clysta Willett Nature Trail: Penny Wells and Phyllis Henley
Cooper Park Gardens: Priscilla Jamnicky and Janelle Stookey
Fish Hatchery Gardens: Darrell Stewart
Extension Office Gardens: Judy Niziolek
Memorial Gardens: Susan Chamberlain, Kay Kunkel and Ceil Gasiecki
Library Pollinator Garden: Jane and Frits Druff