Don’t forget the Wilson County Master Gardener Association meeting is Tuesday, 1 September 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Education Building of the James E. Ward Agriculture Center in Lebanon, Tennessee. Out dinner theme this month is Chinese Cuisine and we begin eating at 6:30 PM.
Our guest speaker this month is Sharen Bracy. Sharen is a retired interpretive specialist with Tennessee State Parks. She graduated from MTSU studying biology, agriculture, and recreation, then received her teaching certification at Belmont University. She grew up in Athens, Tennessee but now lives in Joelton where she and her husband spend their time gardening, keeping bees, growing grapes & berries, and perfecting her recipes using plants that grow wild in nature. Join Sharen’s Facebook group Eating Wild at: facebook.com/groups/eatingwild
It can get too hot for gardeners, but not too hot for the multitude of butterflies in our Cedars of Lebanon butterfly garden. We have had an abundance of Pipevine Swallowtails, Spicebush Swallowtails, Eastern Tiger Swallowtails, Sulphurs, Skippers, Black Swallowtails & Giant Swallowtails. All putting on a show for visitors to the garden these last two months. See Linda Robertson’s photos, past and present, by clicking the image or link below.
Orange Sulphur on host plant Senna – 9 August 2015
In the Cedars of Lebanon Butterfly Garden there were Pipevine Swallowtails, Giant Swallowtails, Silvery Checkerspots, & Sulphers all enjoying sweet nectar on a hot summer’s day.
For more videos and photos from the Butterfly Garden, visit our Cedars of Lebanon Butterfly Garden photo page here:
The Wilson County Fair is just weeks away (14-22 August) and as always, the Wilson County Master Gardener Association has work to do. Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up or all the good time slots will be filled. Listed below are sign-up sheets for our various projects.
Beer & Wine Check-In – Friday, 7 August from 4:00 – 8:00 pm –
Beer & Wine Judging – Saturday, 8 August at 8:30 am –
Crop Check-In – Thursday, 13 August from 3:00 – 7:00 pm –
Flower Show Check-In – Thursday, 13 August from 2:00 – 6:30 pm – FULL
Ask a Master Gardener Booth — (9 days, 12 time slots)
Demonstration Garden — (9 days, 12 time slots)
Flower Show — (9 days, 12 time slots)
After dinner at our July 7 meeting, held at the Opry Stage in Fiddlers Grove, we will be making suet cakes to sell during the Wilson County Fair in August. A list of ingredients and supplies needed for the July meeting is available at the link provided below. If you can bring any of the items, email email@example.com with the item(s) and amount(s) you plan to bring.
For more details, or to see what items you can bring, see the Suet Workshop page here: