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3/3 - Had the privilege of meeting sweet baby Jacob today.  What a handsome, sweet boy. We chose the Union County Master Gardeners Teaching Garden for the beautiful variety of backdrops it offers. We can't say enough about all the hard work the volunteers do in providing a beautiful space in Union County. Amazingly, they allow anyone to come enjoy for free, so stop by sometime! It's right beside the Union County Agricultural Center.

#newbornphotography #newborn #mastergardeners #babyjake #picoftheday #lifestylephotography #capturedbycollier
3/3 - Had the privilege of meeting sweet baby Jacob today. What a handsome, sweet boy. We chose the Union County Master Gardeners Teaching Garden for the beautiful variety of backdrops it offers. We can't say enough about all the hard work the volunteers do in providing a beautiful space in Union County. Amazingly, they allow anyone to come enjoy for free, so stop by sometime! It's right beside the Union County Agricultural Center. #newbornphotography  #newborn  #mastergardeners  #babyjake  #picoftheday  #lifestylephotography  #capturedbycollier 
2/3 - Had the privilege of meeting sweet baby Jacob today.  What a handsome, sweet boy. We chose the Union County Master Gardeners Teaching Garden for the beautiful variety of backdrops it offers. We can't say enough about all the hard work the volunteers do in providing a beautiful space in Union County. Amazingly, they allow anyone to come enjoy for free, so stop by sometime! It's right beside the Union County Agricultural Center.

#newbornphotography #newborn #mastergardeners #babyjake #picoftheday #lifestylephotography #capturedbycollier
2/3 - Had the privilege of meeting sweet baby Jacob today. What a handsome, sweet boy. We chose the Union County Master Gardeners Teaching Garden for the beautiful variety of backdrops it offers. We can't say enough about all the hard work the volunteers do in providing a beautiful space in Union County. Amazingly, they allow anyone to come enjoy for free, so stop by sometime! It's right beside the Union County Agricultural Center. #newbornphotography  #newborn  #mastergardeners  #babyjake  #picoftheday  #lifestylephotography  #capturedbycollier 
1/3 - Had the privilege of meeting sweet baby Jacob today.  What a handsome, sweet boy. We chose the Union County Master Gardeners Teaching Garden for the beautiful variety of backdrops it offers. We can't say enough about all the hard work the volunteers do in providing a beautiful space in Union County. Amazingly, they allow anyone to come enjoy for free, so stop by sometime! It's right beside the Union County Agricultural Center.

#newbornphotography #newborn #mastergardeners #babyjake #picoftheday #lifestylephotography #capturedbycollier
1/3 - Had the privilege of meeting sweet baby Jacob today. What a handsome, sweet boy. We chose the Union County Master Gardeners Teaching Garden for the beautiful variety of backdrops it offers. We can't say enough about all the hard work the volunteers do in providing a beautiful space in Union County. Amazingly, they allow anyone to come enjoy for free, so stop by sometime! It's right beside the Union County Agricultural Center. #newbornphotography  #newborn  #mastergardeners  #babyjake  #picoftheday  #lifestylephotography  #capturedbycollier 
A monarch caterpillar at the #MasterGardeners' booth from this morning's #Kirksville #Kiwanis #FarmersMarket! You can help save the monarch butterfly by purchasing milkweed either at the market or from the Kirksville Area Master Gardeners.

#MonarchCaterpillar #MonarchButterfly #MonarchWatch #SaveTheMonarch #MilkweedForMonarchs #Butterfly #ButterflyConservation #Pollinators
Goodmorning to all ya'll ig'rs make sure you look at all the picts! Need a hand in #identifyingplants I have had Oscar the grouch  for 26 yrs. He originally was a wee twig in the ground at our first house. When we moved we took him along! We gradually worked him up to this size pot.  He drops his leaves in the Fall.  See that #flower ... it's the first one he's ever shown us! 
Is there anyone out there that could help me #identify my grouchy plant that has finally decided to show off his #beauty! I've  asked the #mastergardeners and they #havenoclue. Nor #nursery! Help me give Oscar a clue to his #genus! Ohh and the stems are very #delicate! The #leaves are #thin #fairlyflat and #flexible with very delicate veins! It is very #moisturesensitive. He #drops his leaves if #notwateredproperly! PLEASE help me! thank you! Ohh and no it's not #marijuana lol
#horticulture #floweridentification #whiteflowers #whiteflower #tinyflower #bassethound #bassetsniffing #botonist #basset  #bassethoundnetwork  #landscape
Goodmorning to all ya'll ig'rs make sure you look at all the picts! Need a hand in #identifyingplants  I have had Oscar the grouch for 26 yrs. He originally was a wee twig in the ground at our first house. When we moved we took him along! We gradually worked him up to this size pot. He drops his leaves in the Fall. See that #flower  ... it's the first one he's ever shown us! Is there anyone out there that could help me #identify  my grouchy plant that has finally decided to show off his #beauty ! I've asked the #mastergardeners  and they #havenoclue . Nor #nursery ! Help me give Oscar a clue to his #genus ! Ohh and the stems are very #delicate ! The #leaves  are #thin  #fairlyflat  and #flexible  with very delicate veins! It is very #moisturesensitive . He #drops  his leaves if #notwateredproperly ! PLEASE help me! thank you! Ohh and no it's not #marijuana  lol #horticulture  #floweridentification  #whiteflowers  #whiteflower  #tinyflower  #bassethound  #bassetsniffing  #botonist  #basset  #bassethoundnetwork  #landscape 
Planning a new vegetable garden?
Location, location, location!
Here is tip 4 from Penn State Master Gardeners to site your garden in the right place and have a great harvest.

Rotate vegetables of the same plant family in a particular part of your garden at least once every three years. Rotation prevents insects and disease from building. Use your past garden journals as guides for rotating crops.

More tips to follow... #garden #gardening #gardentips #mastergardener #gardenstagram #maygardening #growyourown #mastergardeners #backyard #backyardgarden #backyardgardener #urbangardening #gardener #growsomethinggreen #vegetablegarden #vegetablegardening #vegetables #tomatoes #tomatoplant #tomatogram
Planning a new vegetable garden? Location, location, location! Here is tip 4 from Penn State Master Gardeners to site your garden in the right place and have a great harvest. Rotate vegetables of the same plant family in a particular part of your garden at least once every three years. Rotation prevents insects and disease from building. Use your past garden journals as guides for rotating crops. More tips to follow... #garden  #gardening  #gardentips  #mastergardener  #gardenstagram  #maygardening  #growyourown  #mastergardeners  #backyard  #backyardgarden  #backyardgardener  #urbangardening  #gardener  #growsomethinggreen  #vegetablegarden  #vegetablegardening  #vegetables  #tomatoes  #tomatoplant  #tomatogram 
We're Number One! Visit Randie and Nicolas at table one to learn about #horticulture, #agriculture, and #turfgrass courses offered at @uofmaryland. Nicolas is both an IAA #hort student and a Maryland Master Gardener. Try a sample of his homegrown #TerrapinTea at lunch today!
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#mastergardenerconference2017
#mastergardeners #mastergardener #maryland #umd #umdagnr #terrapintea #herbaltea #IAAterps #iaastudents #princegeorgescounty #conference #thestamp #numerouno #numberone #studententrepreneur #applyanytime #nodeadlines #twoyearprogram #careersstarthere #studentsuccess #studentlife #terps
We're Number One! Visit Randie and Nicolas at table one to learn about #horticulture , #agriculture , and #turfgrass  courses offered at @uofmaryland. Nicolas is both an IAA #hort  student and a Maryland Master Gardener. Try a sample of his homegrown #TerrapinTea  at lunch today! . . #mastergardenerconference2017  #mastergardeners  #mastergardener  #maryland  #umd  #umdagnr  #terrapintea  #herbaltea  #IAAterps  #iaastudents  #princegeorgescounty  #conference  #thestamp  #numerouno  #numberone  #studententrepreneur  #applyanytime  #nodeadlines  #twoyearprogram  #careersstarthere  #studentsuccess  #studentlife  #terps 
Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. ~Marcelene Cox 
#gardening #VCE #MasterGardeners #VCEMG #Gardeners #Garden #Rain #Quotes #Water
#Stop growing mosquitoes in your yard! #Mosquito larvae can live in just a capful of #water. Be sure to take care of any sitting water on your property to keep these bugs at bay. @mdagdept is at today's Master Gardener conference; we're proud to say that one of our alumni works for them.
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#marylanddepartmentofagriculture #mosquitoes #mosquitocontrol #mosquitoessuck #maryland #mastergardeners #MasterGardener #yardwork #facts
Just pruned, but does not look like it was! A good gardener helps your garden look natural, not severely cut back and hacked. #pruning #mastergardeners #grevelia #Deerresistant #droughttolerant #notmowandblow #Roque
The most colorful room on campus today is the Prince George's Room! Come to the #Maryland #MasterGardener's training day to pick up knowledge and handmade goods. Master Gardener and IAA #horticulture student Nicolas Tardif is here to answer all of your questions about our #appliedagriculture certificate program at @univofmaryland. Two years; green #careers start here! 🌿🌟🐢
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#mastergardeners #princegeorgescounty #pgcounty #ornamentalhorticulture #sustainableag #sustainableagriculture #gardening #gardenparty #instituteofappliedagriculture #agterps #agnr #agriculturalbusinessmanagement #certificate #umd #umdagnr #terrapintea
The most colorful room on campus today is the Prince George's Room! Come to the #Maryland  #MasterGardener 's training day to pick up knowledge and handmade goods. Master Gardener and IAA #horticulture  student Nicolas Tardif is here to answer all of your questions about our #appliedagriculture  certificate program at @univofmaryland. Two years; green #careers  start here! 🌿🌟🐢 . . #mastergardeners  #princegeorgescounty  #pgcounty  #ornamentalhorticulture  #sustainableag  #sustainableagriculture  #gardening  #gardenparty  #instituteofappliedagriculture  #agterps  #agnr  #agriculturalbusinessmanagement  #certificate  #umd  #umdagnr  #terrapintea 
800 Master Gardeners have convened at the University of Maryland  to geek out about gardening! We're here spreading the local flower love along with our friend Cut Flower Super Star Lisa Ziegler from @gardenersworkshopfarm of #coolflowers fame! #mastergardeners #ascfg #localmeanslocal #marylandsbest
Maryland blue crab hanging out with the Master;Gardeners at University of Maryland #gardendc  #trainingday #umd #mastergardeners @umdhgic #md #dmv
##mastergardeners Rose care by Riley County Master Gardeners
Cacti bloom so quickly and then it is over! Time to repot this cactus collection as cacti can become root bound. Just a few every day makes for light work. #mastergardeners #marin #cacti #whatsBloomingNow #redflower
Cactus collection: easy to do but will need repotting every few years. Cactus use infrequent water and maybe a protected place to grow when the weather is cold or rainy. This is my repotting year. Watch for the next Instagram post on an easy way to deal with all those tiny spines that land in your hands or other body parts! Greenhouse tidying still has a way to go to post an "all done" photo. #mastergardeners #cactus #greenhouse #ncnocrop #nofilter
Cactus collection: easy to do but will need repotting every few years. Cactus use infrequent water and maybe a protected place to grow when the weather is cold or rainy. This is my repotting year. Watch for the next Instagram post on an easy way to deal with all those tiny spines that land in your hands or other body parts! Greenhouse tidying still has a way to go to post an "all done" photo. #mastergardeners  #cactus  #greenhouse  #ncnocrop  #nofilter 
The Master Gardeners came to give us a visit today!! They had 4 amazing stations: 1) Sombreros- to help protect our skin from the ☀️. 2) Chia People- we got to make a sock People pet that will grow hair later!! 3) Food Chain.  4) Plant Parts Rap and Plant parts #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachermom #iteachk #plantlife #plantparts #foodchain #texasteachers #mastergardeners
Who doesn't love elephant ears? Head over to Extension Daily for tips on growing and maintaining your elephant ears! Gorgeous photo from Flickr! #elephantears #southerngarden #gardening #caladiums #bulbs #perrennials #gardeninginthesouth #alabamaextension #extension #mastergardeners
Wonderful plant walk/talk at Flat Rock Playhouse's gardens today. #mastergardeners. #flatrock. #flatrockplayhouse. #gardens. #stonepath. #path. #arbor. #gardeners. #rain. #rainday. #tour. #plantwalk. #landscape. #landscaper. #spring. #hendo. #wnc. #828. #northcarolina.
I'm organizing a Junior Master Gardener Program this summer. My hope is that some of the kids participating grow up to be certified #mastergardeners.
I'm organizing a Junior Master Gardener Program this summer. My hope is that some of the kids participating grow up to be certified #mastergardeners .
Copious seed production of Bradford pear allows this tree to spread aggressively outside plantings in home gardens--in Arlington, Virginia. #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #bradfordpear #bradfordpeartree
Invasive Bradford or Callery pear trees spreading along a local highway--in Arlington, Virginia. #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #bradfordpear #bradfordpeartree
Periwinkle, a popular ground cover sold in nurseries, can spread into woods, displacing native habitat--in Arlington, Virginia. #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #periwinkle
Burning bush can spread from suburban landscape plantings into nearby forests--in Arlington, Virginia. #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #burningbush
What's still blooming in your garden? This is the largest marigold plant I've ever seen and it ought to be a shrub! #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #marigold #marigolds
Sowing hairy vetch and winter rye in the home garden. What are you planting this fall? Share it! #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #fallplanting
Can anyone identify what this plant is? Large white blossoms, about 2+ feet tall, and grows abundantly in the reclamation area behind my home in northern Virginia. (Also photographed are cosmos and zinnias!) #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv
What's that insect on the Echinacea? This insect, with fuzzy thorax and abdomen, also uses sonication or "buzz pollination" to release the pollen of certain plants so it can be conveyed to other flowers. Females use a hind leg pollen basket (corbicula) to carry pollen to their small colonies.
Answer: http://ow.ly/x9N9301dgDf #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #pollinators #echinacea
What's that insect on the Echinacea? In Great Britain, this insect earned its common name because of its uncommon flight--unlike most insects it can hover and fly backwards. In the United States, it earned its common name because the adults frequent  flowers. Not only are some better pollinators than native bees (for crops like apples and mangoes), but some rival ladybugs in consuming aphids. 
Answer: http://ow.ly/tdNW301dgjq #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #pollinators #echinacea
What's that insect on the Echinacea? In Great Britain, this insect earned its common name because of its uncommon flight--unlike most insects it can hover and fly backwards. In the United States, it earned its common name because the adults frequent flowers. Not only are some better pollinators than native bees (for crops like apples and mangoes), but some rival ladybugs in consuming aphids. Answer: http://ow.ly/tdNW301dgjq #mastergardeners  #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia  #virginiacooperativeextension  #virginiatech  #vatech  #mgnvvce  #mgnv  #vcemgnv  #pollinators  #echinacea 
What's that insect on the Echinacea? In the larval stage, this beneficial insect eats insect pests. As an adult, it feeds on floral nectar. It uses mud in building its nest. 
Answer: http://ow.ly/qrQa301dfU9 #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #pollinators #echinacea
What's that insect on the Echinacea? When this insect, which is attracted to the salts in human perspiration, rapidly moves its flight muscles, it creates sonic vibrations that release the pollen of certain flowers. It carries pollen on brush-like tufts of hair (scopae) on its hind legs. 
Answer: http://ow.ly/ScGk301dfCF #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #pollinators #echinacea
What's that insect on the Echinacea? This two-winged insect is often mistaken for a four-winged insect from which it gets its common name.
Answer: http://ow.ly/ee1K301dfs2 #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #pollinators #echinacea
What's that insect on the Echinacea? Delaware, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia all recognize this as their state insect. In the South especially, females may be either yellow or black. The dark morph mimics the poisonous Pipevine Swallowtail to protect itself from predators.
Answer: http://ow.ly/yH6n301deVO #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #pollinators #echinacea
What's that insect on the Echinacea? Delaware, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia all recognize this as their state insect. In the South especially, females may be either yellow or black. The dark morph mimics the poisonous Pipevine Swallowtail to protect itself from predators. Answer: http://ow.ly/yH6n301deVO #mastergardeners  #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia  #virginiacooperativeextension  #virginiatech  #vatech  #mgnvvce  #mgnv  #vcemgnv  #pollinators  #echinacea 
What's that insect on the Echinacea? This insect, which feeds on Lonicera, is a strong and rapid flier--in fact some of its relatives are often mistaken for hummingbirds. It's larva, which can be either green or brown, is called a "hornworm" due to a prominent dorsal "horn" at the end of its abdomen. #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #pollinators #echinacea
What's that insect on the Echinacea? Easily recognized by an orange-red forewing band and dorsal hindwing margin (ventral hindwing is mottled), this insect has very short, hairy front legs that resemble bottlebrushes and give the illusion of a four-legged insect. It prefers to feed on sap and fermenting fruit, but will eat flower nectar when the others are in short supply. 
Answer: http://ow.ly/qHfo301fhdF #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #pollinators #echinacea
What's that insect on the Echinacea? Easily recognized by an orange-red forewing band and dorsal hindwing margin (ventral hindwing is mottled), this insect has very short, hairy front legs that resemble bottlebrushes and give the illusion of a four-legged insect. It prefers to feed on sap and fermenting fruit, but will eat flower nectar when the others are in short supply. Answer: http://ow.ly/qHfo301fhdF #mastergardeners  #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia  #virginiacooperativeextension  #virginiatech  #vatech  #mgnvvce  #mgnv  #vcemgnv  #pollinators  #echinacea 
What's that insect on the Echinacea? When flying, this stout-bodied insect with hooked-club antennae appears to skip or dart from flower to flower. When this insect perches or basks, it often opens its wings in a distinctive "fighter jet" position. 
Answer: http://ow.ly/YnXa301decN #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #pollinators #echinacea
Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) spreads quickly by runners and blends beautifully with other native plants in shady parts of a garden. (Photo (c) Elaine L. Mills) at The Nature Conservancy #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #foamflower
Eastern teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens) spreads by underground stems to form small colonies. It has winter interest with its evergreen leaves and edible berries. (Photo (c) Elaine L. Mills) in Arlington, Virginia #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv #wintergreen #checkerberry
Lure-leaf sage (Salvia lyrata) has lovely lavender flower stalks in May and can reseed to form a solid "stepable" cover with rosettes of basal leaves. (Photo (c) Elaine L. Mills) in Arlington, Virginia #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv
Allegheny spurge (Pachysandra procumbens) in flower in late April. (Photo (c) Elaine L. Mills) at United States National Arboretum, Washington, DC #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv
Wild or pinxterbloom azalea (Rhododendron periclymenoides) in bloom in late April in Fern Valley. (Photo (c) Elaine L. Mills) at United States National Arboretum, Washington, DC #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv
Crossvine (Bignonia capreolata) (Photo (c) Elaine L. Mills) at United States National Arboretum, Washington, DC #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) (Photo (c) Alyssa Ford Morel), in Arlington, Virginia 
#mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv
Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris) at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, Virginia #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv
Green and Gold (Chrysogonum virginianum) in Arlington, Virginia #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv
Lesser Celandine spreading along Four Mile Run stream in Bon Air Park, Arlington, Virginia #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv
Flowering dogwood in bloom in late April -- Thomas Jefferson Community Center, Arlington, Virginia #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv
Fringetree (Chionanthus Virginia is) in bloom -- Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Virginia #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv
The narrow angle of the branches of Bradford pear can result in splitting after a storm. -- Arlington, Virginia #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv
Serviceberry (Amelanchier sp.) in bloom in April. -- at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, Virginia #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofnorthernvirginia #virginiacooperativeextension #virginiatech #vatech #mgnvvce #mgnv #vcemgnv
Bees are not only important to our ecosystem! "The way bumblebees search for food could help detectives hunt down serial killers, scientists believe." Check out this article, written by Jennifer Carpenter, from BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7530666.stm

#Bees #Bumblebees #Gardening #MasterGardeners #Gardeners #Gardens
Bees are not only important to our ecosystem! "The way bumblebees search for food could help detectives hunt down serial killers, scientists believe." Check out this article, written by Jennifer Carpenter, from BBC News. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7530666.stm #Bees  #Bumblebees  #Gardening  #MasterGardeners  #Gardeners  #Gardens 
A "Pigs Ear" (Cotyledon orbiculata) blooming in front of a neon colored geranium. So much color! Tip for propagating Pigs Ears: just snap a branch off with your hands as they do not like to be cut with metal.  #whatsBloomingNow #pigsear #succulent #geranium #mastergardeners # propagate
Check out our new garden signs! I really love them! This is the entrance to our beautiful Japanese Garden! What to do think?
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#japanesegarden #mastergardener #mastergardeners #fortbendcountytexas #fortbendmastergardener #fortbendmastergardeners #fortbendcounty #fortbend #gardenideas #gardeninspiration #gardenlove #volunteer #extension #japanstyle #japanesestyle #bridge #gardenbridge
Planning a new vegetable garden?
Location, location, location!
Here is tip 3 from Penn State Master Gardeners to site your garden in the right place and have a great harvest.

Avoid: Low spots like the base of a hill. These are frost pockets and are slow to warm.
*Areas near creeks or streams that can flood.
*Windy locations (if unavoidable, plant a windbreak)
*Spaces near trees and shrubs, which compete for nutrients and water. Plus, they may provide too much shade.
*Spaces near black walnut or butternut trees, which release juglone, a compound that stunts the growth of many plants.
Areas too close to buildings, which might provide too much shade.

More tips to follow... #garden #gardening #gardentips #mastergardener #gardenstagram #maygardening #growyourown #mastergardeners #backyard #backyardgarden #backyardgardener #urbangardening #gardener #growsomethinggreen #vegetablegarden #vegetablegardening #vegetables #frostpocket #juglone #walnuttree
Planning a new vegetable garden? Location, location, location! Here is tip 3 from Penn State Master Gardeners to site your garden in the right place and have a great harvest. Avoid: Low spots like the base of a hill. These are frost pockets and are slow to warm. *Areas near creeks or streams that can flood. *Windy locations (if unavoidable, plant a windbreak) *Spaces near trees and shrubs, which compete for nutrients and water. Plus, they may provide too much shade. *Spaces near black walnut or butternut trees, which release juglone, a compound that stunts the growth of many plants. Areas too close to buildings, which might provide too much shade. More tips to follow... #garden  #gardening  #gardentips  #mastergardener  #gardenstagram  #maygardening  #growyourown  #mastergardeners  #backyard  #backyardgarden  #backyardgardener  #urbangardening  #gardener  #growsomethinggreen  #vegetablegarden  #vegetablegardening  #vegetables  #frostpocket  #juglone  #walnuttree 
Ha! Ha! You would think after spending four days working at our Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale I wouldn't want to see another plant, right??!!! Heck no! First thing this morning I was on the road to stuff my car with some gorgeous rhodies. I might have a problem! These Lula floral leggings inspired me. It's their fault! #lulabay #lularoe #lularoeleggings #newportoregon #newportbayfrontoregon #lularoestyle #lularoelife #mastergardener #mastergardeners #rhododendron #pnw
Join us every 3rd Wednesday from 8:30am - 1:30pm and Sunday 9:00am - 2:00 of every month at the Westchester Farmers Market! @westchester.fm
Join us every 3rd Wednesday from 8:30am - 1:30pm and Sunday 9:00am - 2:00 of every month at the Westchester Farmers Market! @westchester.fm
Nice little set up for a quick show yesterday at the beautiful Master Gardener's Festival. I love being able to play outdoors. 🌳🌻🌾 @mgofdc #patchkelleymusic #mastergardeners #festival #gardenfestival #agriculture #blueridgeguitars #shure #newsingle #albumreleasesoontocome #livemusic #nashville #localartist
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Sedum in bloom. One of the small succulents blooms once a year in this wonderful yellow flower! #nofilter #sedum #succulents #whatsBloomingNow #Mastergardeners #Deerresistant
Plant sale! Picked up several pollinator-friendly friends at the Laramie County Master Gardener plant sale today. Also had the chance to chat with the woman spearheading the effort to bring wildlife habitat to the West Edge. Feeling a bit better about the world today! #cheyenne #cheyennewyoming #gardeninginwyoming #wyoming #mastergardeners #laramiecounty #habitat #pollinators #gardening
Urban Gardening Festival is today! If you are in or around Nashville, come on out to Ellington Agricultural Center and take a tour of the gardens. Live music, food trucks and a beautiful garden-all anyone could want! #garden #gardening #urbangardening #festival #urbangardeningfestival #nashvilletn #foodtruck #music #mgofdc #mastergardeners #mastergardenersofdavidsoncounty