Perennial Of The Year Bed Tamed

Our Perennial Of The Year bed was the target of a recent acquisition and is under new management. Malissa Pitts and Edwina Reeder recently agreed to tame the wooly behemoth, and to whip it into shape in time for the Fair.

Malissa and Edwina were joined by generous volunteers who gathered at the Ag Center Tuesday morning, 22 July 2014, to divide and conquer the rogue flower bed. And conquer they did!

THANK YOU Norma, Andy, Janie, Carol, Barbara, Steven (Barbara’s  grandson) Edwina and Malissa for tackling that beast. The bed looks so much better!  Great job!

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Posted in In Our Gardens, Update

Vanderbilt Arboretum Tour Photos Posted

A few photos taken during the guided tour of the Vanderbilt Arboretum have been posted on our website. Thank you Dr. Steven Baskauf for the wonderfully informative and beautiful tour of some of the historical trees and landmarks on the Vanderbilt campus. And thank you Lauren May for organizing the event and for bringing Dr. Baskauf to our July meeting.

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Posted in Our Urban Forest, Photos

Photos from our July 1 meeting posted

Check out the photo gallery of images taken at our July 1 meeting with Dr. Steven Baskauf from the Vanderbilt Arboretum.

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Upcoming Events: July 2014

These are just a few of the events on our calendar in the next few weeks:

1 July – WCMG Member meeting / The Vanderbilt Arboretum

at 6:30 PM in the Education Building, James E. Ward Ag. Center, 945 East Baddour Parkway, Lebanon TN 37087.  Our guest speaker will be Dr. Stephen Baskauf, presenting The Vanderbilt Arboretum – History and Noteworthy Trees.

Dr. Baskauf is a Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences at Vanderbilt University, Director of the Vanderbilt Bioimages Project, and chronicler and webmaster for the Vanderbilt Arboretum. He will fill us in on the history of the famous arboretum that is the Vanderbilt campus and tell us about some remarkable trees it contains. As a bonus, Dr. Baskauf will treat us to a guided tour of the arboretum on Saturday, July 12 at 9 am!

8 July – WCMG Executive Board meeting

at 6:30 PM, in the UT/TSU Extension Office, 925 East Baddour Parkway, Suite 100, Lebanon, TN 37087. All WCMG members are welcome.

19 July – Tree Identification Class (FREE & open to public)

at 10:00 AM in the Town Hall Building, James E. Ward Ag. Center, 945 East Baddour Parkway, Lebanon TN 37087. Seating is limited so contact Marianne Pelletier at breezin1usa@yahoo.com to reserve your spot.

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Upcoming Events: June 2014

These are just a few of the events on our calendar in the next few weeks:

03 June 2014 – Wilson County Master Gardener meeting at 6:30 PM in the Education Building. The dinner theme will be southwestern fare, including Mexican food. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Nate Phillips from TSU speaking on Vegetative Propagation Techniques..

10 June 2014Wilson County Master Gardener Executive Board Meeting is held at the UT/TSU Extension Office at 925 E. Baddour Pkwy., Suite 100, in Lebanon TN. All WCMG members are welcome.

21 June 2014 – Flower & Vegetable Container Gardening Class at Town Hall in Fiddlers Grove at 10:00 am. Space is limited so please let Marianne know if you wish to attend by emailing her at breezin1usa@yahoo.com.

25 June 2014 – Wildflower Hike at Cedars of Lebanon State Park with Justin Stefanski and Linda Robertson. Meet at the Extension Office at 9:00 AM. Bring camera, bug spray, hiking boots, bottled water and a snack. Call or email Justin for more details: 444-9584 or jstefans@utk.edu

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