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Re: today..../MG state convention


Well, after all that, the least they could do was give you some ice cream!
;+)

Our State MG convention is Th-Sat, June 23-25. Our county MGs got personal
invites encouraging us to sign up because our Hort Ed is receiving an award
for MG coordinator of the year at the Fri luncheon.   It's close enough to
drive and I'd love to attend, but it's an all or nothing thing; no one-day
passes. Can't afford the whole big to-do, so I'll congratulate him when he
gets back - it's supposed to be a secret.

Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "pdickson" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 6:22 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] today..../MG state convention


> We had our State Master Gardener Convention here this weekend.  I think it
> went very well.  We had David Salman from High Country Gardens as a
speaker.
> I was in charge of the microphones so I got to talk to him a lot.  He is
> such a knowledgeable man.  We also had a landscape architect from OKC,
John
> Fluitt, the son of the owners of Horn Canna farm, Dustin Snow and 2
speakers
> from OSU on Potential Exotic Pests, Their ID & Control.  We ended with a
> talk and tour of Sunshine Gardens where the owner Steve Bieberich
explained
> how he grows trees in an air pruning box.  We were suppose to have a
> meteorologist from OKC but we have had potential tornadoes all weekend so
at
> the last minute he had to cancel.  It all worked out well...  David just
> took  a little longer with his slides.
> On Thursday night we had an open invitation to the Master Gardeners from
all
> over the state to stop by the Blair Cabin for ice cream and cookies.  We
> have been working on a heirloom garden there for several years but this
year
> we had a mural painted behind a log cabin and now we are waiting on
> everything to grow in to give a 3D effect.  We seeded in 5 different kinds
> of native grasses and buckwheat, put in a dry creek bed and some bigger
> cedars to try to make it hard to tell where the painting ends.
> Now back to working in my garden again.  David gave me several new wants
for
> my lot, where I don't water at all.
> I now  need to work on my talk for the class I am teaching on Ornamental
> grasses.  I have put it off until this was over.
> Tricia
> (where we are in a tornado warning again tonight)
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center"
> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 6:34 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] today....
>
>
> > Well, I worked in A/C that was often too cold.  On my lunch I went to
the
> > gardens; we had a "workday" - getting ready for our first garden walk
and
> > second plant sale next week.  It was'nt quite as bad today as the rest
of
> > the week (one case of heat stroke yesterday) but everyone was cautioned
to
> > take breaks and drink fluids.  Stormed a couple of times this afternoon.
> > When it is hot and muggy like this, there isn't much point in trying to
> > garden between say Noon and 4pm.  Just get up early or stay at it late.
> > No
> > spider bites here, but several mosquito bites yesterday.  I worked back
> > and
> > forth between home & CES til 2, took a nap, and then worked at CES 4-8.
> >
> > Kitty
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2005 4:28 PM
> > Subject: [CHAT] today....
> >
> >
> >> I have no idea how you folks deal with this heat! It is no where the
same
> >> here in zone 5 than in lets say-- Pam's, Theresa, or Jims gardens.
> >>
> >> Ended up taking more breaks for water than working! Managed to fall
into
> >> a
> >> window well and get bite by a spider... Geesh... gardening was just not
> >> meant for me today!
> >>
> >> Did get some things weeded, but decided against moving plants in this
> >> heat...
> >>
> >> What did everyone else do?
> >>
> >> Donna
> >>
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