On July 21st Baxter County Master Gardeners attended a special “Annuals to Perennials” Program developed especially for newest Master Gardener mentees “Annual” and their mentors “Perennial”. The purpose of the program was to welcome newest Master Gardeners and their mentors.
The meeting was held in Batesville. Master Gardener mentees and mentors from 11 counties were present. Dr. Kim Pittcock, Professor of Horticulture at Arkansas State University discussed and demonstrated various methods of plant propagation. The next speaker was Janet Carson, Horticulture Specialist for the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Program and coordinator for the Arkansas Master Gardener program. Janet outlined the Master Gardener program, and then discussed ‘Arkansas Diamonds’, highlighting some of the newest Annuals, Perennials and Shrubs introduced in the last four years.
2018 Master Gardener classes will be held on five Wednesdays October 17 to November 14.
Contact Mark Keaton Baxter County Extension Agent for more information and to enroll.
Far left is Jon Smith and on the far right are James Wiegand and Debbie Legner mentees from the fall class of 2017. In the center left to right are mentors Anita Hayden and Audrey Holt.