Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow

Marianne discovers an acorn on the Bur Oak that the Williamson County Fair donated to Fiddlers Grove in honor of Hale Moss.

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Posted in Our Urban Forest, Photos

Gardening in the Rain

Kathy Powers and Linda Robertson might have been mail carriers in a previous life, but they continue to uphold that old adage about working in the rain, sleet, snow and hail in this life as caretakers of the Butterfly Garden at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. Here  are a few photos just before the deluge on Monday morning, 14 August 2017.

From  spring through autumn, Linda and/or Kathy have scheduled workdays at the COLSP Butterfly and Native Plant Garden  on the second Monday and fourth Friday of the month beginning about 8:00 AM.  Volunteers are always welcome!

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Getting Ready for the Fair at Fiddlers Grove

On Thursday, 3 August 2017 David Bates, Carol Benson, Susie Butler, Patti Hoag, Barbara Martinez, James Mayo, Flo Moore, Fran Strausburg, Carol Walenga, Jan Whitaker & Whit Whitaker -were out Freeing the Trees for the upcoming Wilson County Fair.

We will hopefully be finishing up Monday August 7th from 4pm to 7pm.

David Bates & Susie Butler (Patti Hoag not in picture) at the fruit trees

James Mayo at the School Exhibit Building crapemyrtle tree circles

Jan Whitaker and Carol Benson helping out at the Steward’s Cabin tree circles

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2017 Fair Volunteer Sign-Up Forms Online

The 2017 Wilson County Fair is just weeks away, and lines are forming now to volunteer for the various Wilson County Master Gardener activities. If you want to be part of the fun, sign up early and often for your favorite events.

Complete the sign-up form(s) for the event(s) you wish to be a part of. Enter your name, email address, and choose the time/date you wish to work. If you have questions or comments, enter them in the space provided, then click the Submit button. The activity leader will be notified via email when you click the submit button so be sure to click it. Otherwise, your registration will not go through.

The volunteer sign-up forms are here:  https://wilsoncountymg.org/ 2017-fair-signup/

You will also find this page by clicking the 2017 Fair Sign-up menu below the banner at the top of every page of our website. Volunteer sign-up forms for the following events are on that page:

  • Wine Show Check-in – Friday, 11 August 2017
  • Wine Show Judging – Saturday, 12 August 2017
  • Wine Show Pickup – Sunday, 27 August 2017
  • Flower Show Check-in – Thursday, 17 August 2017
  • Flower Show Host/Hostess – 18-26 August 2017
  • Fruit & Vegetable Check-in – Thursday, 17 August 2017
  • Ask a Master Gardener Booth – 18-26 August 2017
  • Demo Garden Attendant – 18-26 August 2017

Below each event volunteer sign-up form is a link to the current list of volunteers for that event. If you volunteer for an event then later forget what time you are supposed to work, you will find that information listed on the list. These lists will be updated every day or two for the next couple weeks, then as necessary right before the fair starts.

Finally, if you find a broken link or some other error using these forms, please let Greg know as soon as possible.  Thanks.

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RESOURCE: Need Help Identifying A Weed?

Our TN extension website now has a great chart of common weeds. Indispensable resource!

http://www.tennesseeturfgrassweeds.org/Pages/Weed-ID.aspx

  1. Find the image that matches the weed.
  2. Click on the image for the name
  3. Click on View Details for more information and look for two or more ‘radio buttons’ which advance to the next screen of added information.

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Posted in Disease & Pests, Information