Tuesday, 16 June 2015 22:46

Pulaski County, and more planning

Written by uamg

Another day flew by with activity.This morning I was the speaker for the Pulaski County MG monthly meeting on fragrant gardens.They have a large monthly meeting–people just kept pouring in to St.James Methodist where they meet.pul mg meeting june 16.152

pul mg meeting june 16.156 I was up first, but hung around to hear the announcement of the winner of the theme for the 2017 MG State Conference –Kathy Ratcliffe entered the theme they chose pul mg meeting june 16.154

pul mg meeting june 16.155 Our 2017 chair person is Joellen Beard and she made the announcement and showed the new logo which was developed by our own Chris Meux.

Then it was back to the office for the board meeting for the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show.I have missed the last few meetings and this is a big event–our 25th annual show!I can’t wait.Many great things are in the works.You all need to mark your calendars now February 26-28 –for Silver Celebrations–25 Years of Gardening in Arkansas.afgs bd mtg.june.15.2 It was an efficient and productive board meeting.

After I got home I walked the garden.My potatoes had all died back, I thought a tad prematurely, but I decided to dig them.I got almost 11 pounds from a small planting.I was impressed, and one was huge!potato harvest june.15.2

potato harvest june.15.4 I have not had much time to manage anything in my yard or garden, so I was thrilled to have this harvest and I picked the first two peppers today as well.I need to replant.This is the most barren my vegetable gardens have been since I started them.

I had new blooms on the some of my newer altheas althea var.june16.15.1

althea var.june16.15.2 but I also saw some cottony aphids on one of them.wooly aphids june.15.2 This usually looks worse than the damage, and I can only hope the downpour may have helped.

We got a hard rain early this evening with .20 inches of rain in a relatively short period of time and another one is happening now.We did need some moisture, but slow and steady is always preferable to fast and furious!


Another day flew by with activity. This morning I was the speaker for the Pulaski County MG monthly meeting on fragrant gardens. They have a large monthly meeting–people just kept pouring in to St. James Methodist where they meet. pul mg meeting june 16.152

pul mg meeting june 16.156 I was up first, but hung around to hear the announcement of the winner of the theme for the 2017 MG State Conference – Kathy Ratcliffe entered the theme they chose pul mg meeting june 16.154

pul mg meeting june 16.155 Our 2017 chair person is Joellen Beard and she made the announcement and showed the new logo which was developed by our own Chris Meux.

Then it was back to the office for the board meeting for the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show. I have missed the last few meetings and this is a big event–our 25th annual show! I can’t wait. Many great things are in the works. You all need to mark your calendars now February 26-28 – for Silver Celebrations–25 Years of Gardening in Arkansas. afgs bd mtg.june.15.2 It was an efficient and productive board meeting.

After I got home I walked the garden. My potatoes had all died back, I thought a tad prematurely, but I decided to dig them. I got almost 11 pounds from a small planting. I was impressed, and one was huge! potato harvest june.15.2

potato harvest june.15.4 I have not had much time to manage anything in my yard or garden, so I was thrilled to have this harvest and I picked the first two peppers today as well. I need to replant. This is the most barren my vegetable gardens have been since I started them.

I had new blooms on the some of my newer altheas althea var.june16.15.1

althea var.june16.15.2 but I also saw some cottony aphids on one of them. wooly aphids june.15.2 This usually looks worse than the damage, and I can only hope the downpour may have helped.

We got a hard rain early this evening with .20 inches of rain in a relatively short period of time and another one is happening now. We did need some moisture, but slow and steady is always preferable to fast and furious!


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