MARION COUNTY MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION
THE GREENERY VOLUME 25, ISSUE 6
THE GREENERY JUNE MEETING Inside this issue:
UPCOMING EVENT VOLUNTEER OPPS
PRESIDENT’S MUSINGS INPAWS NOTICE
NEWS OF INTEREST NEWSLETTER CONTACT INFORMATION
WHEN: MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014
LOCATION: INDIANA STATE FAIRGROUNDS DISCOVERY HALL, Third Floor 1202 E. 38th ST., IND’PLS, IN 46205 Our meeting will be held on the 3rd floor An elevator will take you directly there.
PROGRAM: “A VEGETABLE EXTRAVAGANZA ROUND TABLE” Our panel will include: Linda Furuness - snap peas Meredith Hull - turnips Vickie Davis - lima beans Rosemary Fanning & Mary Durkin - okra Leah Glick - tomatoes Karen Cox - potatoes They will be discussing their favorite vegetable with helpful growing hints and tips for a successful harvest. Bring your questions to ask our knowledgeable panel members. This is a golden opportunity to learn more about these vegetables.
MARION COUNTY MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION JUNE MEETING UPCOMING EVENTS PRESIDENT’S MUSING NEWS OF INTEREST NEWSLETTER CONTACT INFORMATION
9:15 A.M. — 11:30 A.M.
NOTE: If you would like to participate in this program and have special needs, please contact Steve Mayer prior to the beginning of the program, (317) 275-9290 or E-MAIL: MAYERSL@purdue.edu
OLD BUSINESS — Shirley Fry FOUND: 1 copper-colored metallic Coffee Mug, with CTA logo, left behind after the May 12th Plant Sale at Holiday Park. Will be available at the June 9th MGA meeting or contact Shirley Fry, 317-726-1703
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UPCOMING EVENT — Pat Brummer The Indianapolis Hosta Society (IHS) Annual June Hosta Show & Sale Saturday, June 7, 2014, Holliday Park Nature Center, 6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis HOSTA SALE: Open to the public - Noon – 4 p.m. Buy the newest hostas on the market from miniatures to giants. This year’s sale will offer more than 500 plants in over 60 different varieties ranging in price from $11 to $29. Featured will be over 10 varieties of giant blue hostas and new introductions of mini hostas along with 6 different ‘Mouse Ears’ varieties. Also featuring: Avon Perennial Gardens – yard art, perennials, trees Dannaher Nursery – rare trees, conifers Soules Garden – companion plants Cash, check and most major credit cards accepted. HOSTA SHOW 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Displays of Hosta leaves from many different cultivars
Learn more about the Indianapolis Hosta Society and its programs
Pat Brummer, IHS, Publicity
You may contact Pat. Her information is in the MG Directory
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES at HOLLIDAY PARK — Shirley Fry Fridays, June 6th. & 20th.; 9 to 11 am, rain or shine: Holliday Park FREE Learn & Labor Workshops, sponsored by The Friends of Holliday Park. On June 6th, horticulturist Chris. Turner’s topic will be ‘Color, Color, Color . . . . .Strategies for Continuous Interest’ Wednesday, June 11th.; Saturday, June 21st., 9 to 12 noon: Work Days with Katie Neill, Indy Parks.
Tools, gloves, water provided or bring your own. No registration necessary. Details at hollidaypark.org/volunteers. Please check www.hollidaypark.org/volunteers; (P):317-327-7180.
All sessions qualify for Master Gardener volunteer hours.
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PRESIDENT’S MUSINGS — Linda Fururness STAKING PLANTS What would a gardener do without a stake collection? I have a 5 gallon bucket full of them—the short ones, that is. The 6 and 8 footers I store in my tool organizer. Some are plastic, some are metal, some are bamboo. Generally, I don’t care how they look as long as they do the job. A few weeks and the plants will cover them with leaves anyway. There is nothing upright and not falling Orientpet lily that get a twine for extra support good for supporting my them and these climbers
worse than a floppy plant. So, with a few stakes and some twine it is on a nearby ant. And then there are the tall plants such as my couple of those 6 footers falling on another plant. Attached with just in case it gets really windy. Stakes propped into tepees are also sweet peas and morning glories. Tie a few rows of twine around are happy.
Stakes make good supports for temporary fencing around my veggie beds in the summer. Just tie the fencing to them with a bit of twine and the critters have to really work to get to the yummies. Stakes also help guide my mailman around the tulip patch in the winter. A little twine attached and he knows exactly where not to walk when the snow covers up the stepping stones. This year I am using extra tall stakes (8’) to hold up the netting for my snap peas. I have to stand on a step stool to tie them together at the top with twine. Vigorous snap pea plants must be the down side of using really good garden soil with compost mixed in! I probably should buy a stake in a stake factory! Maybe a twine factory, too? Your president, Linda
SEDGES OF MOUNDS FEN NATURE PRESERVE — Marc Woernle, Central Chapter President, INPAWS Sedges of Mounds Fen Nature Preserve — June 8, 2014, 3:30-5 PM, Anderson, Madison County Sponsoring Organization: INPAWS Central Chapter
Title: Sedges of Mounds Fen Nature Preserve —- Leader: Dr. Paul Rothrock Dr. Paul Rothrock will be leading a hike for the INPAWS Central Chapter at Mounds State Park with a focus on our state’s native sedges. Dr. Rothrock (PhD, Botany) is a professor at Taylor University and is an expert in native plant taxonomy. Mounds State Park contains several rare gems, one of which is a fen (a type of wetland that forms peat, is groundwater fed and typically has a pH that is either neutral or alkaline). The park also contains a sedge meadow. These areas contain a variety of sedges and a diverse collection of native flora. For those that want to go a little deeper in their understanding of our native sedges or would like to see and gain a better appreciation for a unique plant community not common to this part of the state, this is your opportunity. Directions: Mounds State Park is located at 4306 Mounds Road, Anderson, IN 46017. We will gather in front of the Visitor’s Center and begin our hike from there at 3:30 PM. The park is less than an hour drive from downtown Indianapolis. Below is a link to a map of the park. http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/mounds_trail.pdf Bring: Wear appropriate shoes and clothing (sun hat recommended). There could be standing water or soggy soils. Biting insects, ticks and mosquitos may be present. Bring plenty of water to prevent dehydration. Notes: Easy walk. Registration is not required. Open to non-members; feel free to invite friends who are not members of INPAWS. Cancelled if presence of lightning or other inclement weather conditions exist.
THE GREENERY PURDUE EXTENSION MARION COUNTY, PUBLISHER Mail/e-mail your information by 20th of EVERY MONTH for INCLUSION next issue. Judy Armstrong, Editor My mailing and E-mail address is in the Master Gardener directory.
STEVE MAYER — Extension Educator-Horticulture Purdue Extension-Marion County
1202 E. 38th Street, Discovery Hall, Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46205-2857 Phone: (317) 275-9290; Fax: (317) 275-9309 E-mail: MayerSL@purdue.edu Marion County Consumer Horticulture: http://IndyHorticulture.org Marion County Master Gardener Program: http://IndyMG.org
NEWS OF INTEREST — Judy Armstrong
MAY PLANT SALE — Jackie Sundboom The May Plant Sale was well attended. Marion County Master Gardeners made $1,765 and there was a pick-up trucks worth of plants donated to the Garfield Park MGA for their plant sale.
MC MGA ASSOCIATION WEBSITE DIRECTORY PAGE http://indymcmga.org Master Gardeners don’t forget to check OUR Association Website Directory Page (password protected: password in your hardcopy directory) for listings of corrections, updates and new members.
THE AUGUST BUS TRIP FORM is on OUR association’s website and in last month’s newsletter. The trip was just opened up to other master gardeners and you may bring ONE friend. Forms will also be available at the June 9th meeting. Cost of the trip remains $25 for everyone attending.
MASTER GARDENER STATE CONFERENCE is coming soon….June 12 –14. Don’t’ forget to sign up to volunteer, if you haven’t already! Check the conference website for details.
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