Complete your 2021 Master Gardener Reapplication Now!

Using this online form, it only takes a minute.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the Annual Fall ALL Member meeting

Tuesday, October 27
Have fun via Zoom … 7:00 pm

Submit a Garden Announcement

Tell everyone where you need help, provide an update on your garden, report a lost tool, or just share information.  The deadline for weekly inputs is every Sunday at noon.

Sign Up to Work in the Garden

1. Read Safety Guidelines for Demonstration Garden Maintenance

2. SignUp for a slot (click on logo to the right)

View the spreadsheet of slot assignments

3. For Intern slots

-Interns only sign up for intern slots where a veteran MG is already signed-up
-Interns must contact the Garden Coordinator to discuss the work plan
-Veterans, preferably a GC, must supervise Interns and assure all safety protocols are followed.

5. On the day of your work before coming into the Garden, complete a Online COVID Attestation or send an email/text to Alex duPont.  This is also an NWREC requirement.

REMINDER: If you will not be able to use your slot, please remove your name from SignUp.com to free the slot for another MG.

Click here to get a personal email of all your SignUps

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Discovery Garden Announcements (Updated October 18th)
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Contact the Garden Managers

This Week's Announcements
General Info
Re-application It is that time again.  All MGs must reapply to be a MG in 2021.  Our goal is to have all the applications in before the Annual Meeting on the 27th.  It is easier than ever.  Just click here to reapply, and less than a minute later you are done for the year.  Don’t procrastinate.  Do it now!
Annual Meeting Mark your calendar and plan to attend the annual Fall ALL Member Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 pm.
Name: Garden Manager

Topic:  Paths

The Gardens are looking great!  Many of you have already cut back your perennials to the bricks that form a border to the gravel paths.  For those of you who have not done so yet, please trim your perennials back to expose the brick borders so we can keep the paths weed free this winter.  If your plants have grown too large, remember that the plant house is now accepting divisions.  Thanks
Name: Garden Manager

Topic: Parking Lot

The rains have come and the grass parking is getting soggy. Please start parking in the gravel parking lot for the fall and winter.
Name: Diana Wisen

Topic:  Garden Weeding

Like everywhere in the garden, the rains promoted germination of weeds in the wood chip paths.  I'd love some help on Monday afternoons or ANY day that you could come. Just sign up and call me. Please! Diana
Name: Deborah Smeltzer

Topic: Collection of Compostable Garden Waste

Weather and grass alley conditions permitting, David and I will park our trailer between the Shed and the Herb Garden on Monday or Tuesday. Please deposit any compostable garden waste directly in the trailer - no chopping required.

Any diseased materials or roses should be put in the Yuck Bin. Herta or Katryna may ask you to put some material in the compost holding bins. We will remove the trailer the earliest of Friday or when it is full and donate the contents to La Conner WWTP. Any questions, please text/phone Deborah at 650-740-8703.

Garden Coordinator Needs Help
Name: Judy Baker

Garden: Entrance

Wanted: Able-bodied person to bring several wheelbarrow loads of compost over to the Entrance Garden.  I'll be there on Tuesday morning by 9:30am to show you where to dump it.  Thanks!  Judy
Name: Mary Alyce Harpster

Garden: Herb

Does anyone have a witch hazel plant to donate to the herb garden, for our medicinal section?  We have no budget to purchase and have been wanting to add one for a long time.   Witch hazel is a spectacular herb, and prized for many reasons.  And just think, it would be the only medicinal herb we would have that doesn’t self-seed or clump or spread via rhizomes!  Thanks for your consideration.
Name: Anita Davis

Garden: Japanese

The Japanese Garden is looking for someone to help in their garden. It may look good but it needs a lot of work to keep it looking that way. Learn how to maintain a sand garden, come up with new ideas for pruning and maintenance, and give general ideas on how to update the existing garden. We work all winter weather permitting. Both interns and veterans are welcome. Join us!
Name: Kathy Wolfe

Garden: Vegetable

The Vegetable Garden is in its final season-ending push to harvest, clear debris and refresh the beds with compost. This is a big chore over a large area and Ruth and I could really use some help from Interns and Veteran MGs. Wednesday is our official workday but if you can’t make that but would like to assist, please email, text or call one of us to arrange a time and job. Any help would be appreciated! We would like to have this completed by the end of October. Thanks!

 

Garden Manager Status Report
Areas Closed  Shed/Bathrooms/Water Fountains/Pavilion
Lost and Found  Place found items in storage area on front side of shed
Composting  Open.  You do not need to chop your compost, but please put in the proper area per signage.  Please put horse tail pieces in the yuck bin.
Parking  Park in the main lot next to the Entrance Garden
Sluggo  Located in storage area at front of shed. Please use it and return it within 15 min.
Wheelbarrow  Located at shed.  Combo is 1607.
Pesticide Use  Fill out a pesticide application form. The protocols for applying pesticides must be strictly followed after permission is received. This includes roping your area off with caution tape. The application form allows us to evaluate the appropriateness of the request and to notify all garden workers before applying the pesticide.
DG 2020 Virtual Tour

Haven't been able to come to the Discovery Garden? See it bloom online!  If you have photos for the page, email them to webmaster@skagitmg.org.