Wilson County Master Gardener Association

Wilson County Master Gardener Association

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Come join our Wild Ones of Middle Tennessee zoom meeting (7/26/21 at 7 pm) featuring Robert Hoffman of Roundstone Native Seed Company! The focus will be on site preparation and establishment using different techniques of installation for both large-scale and small-scale plantings. Hope to "see" you there!
https://middletennessee.wildones.org/events/july-2021-meeting/?fbclid=IwAR1XKWfgIEwtdAzlQXcY6f5dSv4iG3OCLVcpNPnCxT9XA8P05WEKCl0GeJw🌺🌸🌼
We had an impromptu class about winter and spring container gardening. These planters will be placed at the front gate of Fiddlers Grove.
This past weekend the Wilson County Master Gardeners were playing in the dirt in Fiddlers Grove. Getting ready for the opening of the Grove on April 1. Thank you everyone who came out!
When is the best time of year to plug a lawn with Zoyzia plugs?
Yippee! It's finally here! Hope to see you all there! :)
What a great idea! I would like to invite all Wilson County Master Gardeners (and anyone else who wants to) to post a picture of themselves hugging a tree during this time when we can't hug others. Do it for yourself, do it for the trees, do it for us all! 🌲🌳🌴
Christmas Tree Recycling Available to Wilson County Residents!!

Rockwood Sustainable Solutions, for the 3rd year running, will offer free Christmas tree recycling for Wilson County residents beginning December 26th thru January 10th.

You can drop off your REAL trees at:

Rockwood Sustainable Solutions

510 Hartmann Dr.

Lebanon, TN 37087

A large container will be placed near the road, on site, for resident to drop their tree. All trees will be 100% recycled into landscape mulch or fuel for electricity.

Please remember to remove all ornaments and lights.

This year, Rockwood will also have a box, on site, for Christmas lights recycling. If you have broken Christmas lights, removed from your tree, there will be a small box where you can deposit lights. All lights will be sent to ERS- Electronics Recycling Solutions, a company built to provide jobs and workplace training for adults with autism.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Rockwood Sustainable Solutions.

Please feel free to share!

https://www.wilsoncountytn.gov/county-mayor/mayor-s-latest-blog/entry/christmas-tree-recycling-available-to-wilson-county-residents
MJV/NCTC Monarch Conservation Webinar – TWO webinars for you this month! TWO webinars for you this month!

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1) Monarch Butterfly Population Modeling

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 19th at 2PM EDT (1pm Central, 12pm Mountain, 11am Pacific)

Dr. Chip Taylor from Monarch Watch will describe a stage specific model for monarch population development based on years of studying the responses of the monarch population to temperature, rainfall/drought from the time the returning monarchs enter Texas to the end of the fall migration in December.

The model is based on timing and numbers combined with an attempt to understand the optimal physical conditions that favor monarch reproduction and survival. The intent is to create a model that will enable us to predict the size of the fall migration and the overwintering population.

Presented By: Dr. Chip Taylor, Monarch Watch

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/uRuYNvW5dO3Drx9B2

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2) Monarchs in a Web of Life: Predators, Parasites, and Disease

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 26th at 2PM EDT (1pm Central, 12pm Mountain, 11am Pacific)

Drs. Karen Oberhauser and Sonia Altizer will describe how monarchs interact with dozens of other species in diverse ecological communities through pollination, herbivory, competition, and as hosts or as prey to natural enemies. Monarchs are famous for sequestering toxins from their milkw**d host plants, which protects them against some natural enemies.

Despite this protection, monarchs can fall prey to predators, parasites, and pathogens at all stages of their life cycle. In fact, scientists estimate that only 5% of monarchs survive from egg to the adult stage in natural populations, in large part due to natural enemies.

In this webinar, we tour the incredible diversity of animals and microbes that interact with monarchs in the wild. These agents can exert significant pressure on wild monarch populations, and have shaped monarch morphology, chemical defense, and possibly even their amazing migration. Human rearing of monarchs can protect them from some enemy attacks, but captive conditions and crowding can also expose monarchs to new threats. Because many predators and parasites are part of monarch’s natural ecology, it is important to protect and restore the diverse ecological communities that monarchs are a part of. Finally, this webinar will provide ideas for how you can think beyond monarchs as a single species, and engage with and conserve their remarkable community.

Presenters:

· Dr. Karen Oberhauser, University of Wisconsin Madison Arboretum, Monarch Butterfly Fund, Monarch Larva Monitoring Project

· Dr. Sonia Altizer, University of Georgia Athens, Project Monarch Health

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/4rLvn7HQZ2yctfIl2

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The webinars will be offered through WebEx. The link and participation details will be provided the day prior to the webinars.

Please feel free to share this announcement and registration information!
Come join us and learn how to create a bee friendly landscape around your yard!
Simon, Brisco and Henley (left to right) 😊
Out at Fiddlers Grove Historical Village yesterday while discussing with a couple the volunteer WCMG's project out there-----snapped a picture of their dog stars (Henley, Briscoe and Simon) on the front porch of Stringtown General Store. Two of their rescue pups having "acting" experience--perhaps you have seen them in the Blue Buffalo or other dog food comercials and UTube or on Chicago Code
Very exciting night for Wilson County Master Gardeners as we welcome a new crop of interns that have successfully completed the Master Gardener program. Graduation night with great food, fellowship and looking forward to working side by side with these folks.

The Master Gardener Program of Wilson County promotes environmental stewardship through a network of volunteers to provide researched based information and education to local communities of Middle Tennessee in home gardening and related areas.

The Wilson County Master Gardener Program boasts over 100 active members who are actively involved in the community. Numerous volunteer projects and educational opportunities are available each year to suit your gardening interests. Master Gardener intern classes are available each autumn which consist of 13 weeks of study, covering a wide range of topics. For more information about becoming a Wil

Operating as usual

08/31/2021

Please join The Upper Cumberland Extension team for a free ZOOM meeting today (Tues, Aug 31st) at 3 p.m. Central Time in regards to Armyworms! This session is titled "What they are and how do we control them". The link to register for this meeting is https://tiny.utk.edu/armyworms.
We hope you will join us!

Please join The Upper Cumberland Extension team for a free ZOOM meeting today (Tues, Aug 31st) at 3 p.m. Central Time in regards to Armyworms! This session is titled "What they are and how do we control them". The link to register for this meeting is https://tiny.utk.edu/armyworms.
We hope you will join us!

[08/31/21]   Armyworms are definitely the bulk of our calls this week. Be sure and check out this zoom at 3 today!

08/24/2021

Speaker list and topics for the Fall Gardeners Festival, August 31
at the UT Gardens: Crossville, The Plateau Discovery Gardens.

speaker list and topics for the Fall Gardeners Festival, August 31

08/24/2021

Look at all these great venders and exhibits you will have to choose from August 31 at the Fall Gardeners Festival at The UT Gardens: Crossville, The Plateau Discovery Gardens.

Vendors and educational exhibits

Photos from Wilson County Master Gardener Association's post 08/10/2021

IT'S FAIR TIME IN WILSON COUNTY! AUGUST 12-21-2021
Please come by the Master Gardeners Building in Fiddlers Grove while you are at the fair. You can walk through The Demonstration Garden and talk to the Master Gardener Volunteers. This will also be a great time to experience the Monarch Waystation which is certified as an official Monarch Waystation by Monarch Watch.

Adult Flower Show 08/03/2021

Adult Flower Show

Wilson County residents enter your Flowers in the Wilson County Fair! Exhibits will be entered at Building C - Arnett Building between 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. NO ENTRIES AFTER 6:30 P.M. THOSE IN LINE WILL BE SERVED. More information here:
https://www.wilsoncountyfair.net/p/competitions-exhibits/wilson-county-residents/horticulture/adult-flower-show

Adult Flower Show 1. Competition open to Wilson County Residents, members of the Wilson County Gardeners' Guild, Wilson County Master Gardeners or a member of a Wilson County fce Club. Must be over 18 years old.

Adult Fruits & Vegetables 07/28/2021

Adult Fruits & Vegetables

Wilson County residents enter your fruits and vegetables in the Wilson County Fair! Exhibits will be entered between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in the Expo Center. More information here:
https://www.wilsoncountyfair.net/p/competitions-exhibits/wilson-county-residents/horticulture/adult-fruits--vegetables

Adult Fruits & Vegetables

Photos from Wilson County Master Gardener Association's post 07/20/2021

The Monarch Waystation is one of the Fairgrounds Demonstration Flower Bed Projects maintained by the Wilson County Master Gardeners and Interns. It is located at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon Tennessee and inside the Fiddlers Grove Historic Village. The Master Gardeners provide the resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration. Many other pollinators also benefit from this beautiful butterfly garden as well as the public that visits not only Fiddlers Grove but both The Wilson County Fair and The Tennessee State Fair in August of each year. This monarch habitat is certified as an official Monarch Waystation by Monarch Watch and is included in the Monarch Waystation Registry, an online listing of Monarch Waystations worldwide. You can learn more here: https://www.monarchwatch.org/waystations/

Photos from Wilson County Master Gardener Association's post 07/13/2021

The Demonstration Vegetable Garden Project is located at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center in Lebanon Tennessee and inside the Fiddlers Grove Historic Village. It provides Master Gardeners with a place to learn and hone their skills, mentor interns in UT Extension gardening practices, as well as provide a showcase garden to Fiddlers Grove and Wilson County Fair visitors. Master Gardeners prepare the soil, plan the garden plots, plant, water, fertilize, w**d, harvest, have fun, take pride in a great project, then put the project to bed at the end of the season. The harvest is shared with SCAN (Senior Citizens Awareness Network) and the visitors to Fiddlers Grove.

07/08/2021

Be sure to check out the virtual Summer Celebration tomorrow!

Tune in to WBBJ 7 Jackson at 5 PM for a preview of what tomorrow’s virtual Summer Celebration is all about. For more information on Summer Celebration check out our website. https://westtn.tennessee.edu/summer-celebration-2021/

MGWC Participates in 4H Day Camp 06/30/2021

MGWC Participates in 4H Day Camp

MGWC Participates in 4H Day Camp Much fun was had at the 4H day camp on Wednesday. Lucas Holman, Judy Fann, Gina Stayshich, Stephanie Powers, Monette Hancock and Vicki Rohr helped about 80 students learn about pollinators, herbs,…

Photos from Wilson County Master Gardener Association's post 06/24/2021

The Mt. Juliet Library Project benefits everyone who visits the library. Wilson County Master Gardener volunteers maintain perennial and shrub beds that are designed to attract butterflies and provide seeds for birds.

Photos from Wilson County Master Gardener Association's post 06/14/2021

The Labors of Love Garden Project is located in Mount Juliet at the Charlie Daniels Park. The Wilson County Master Gardeners work the garden to provide home bound seniors with fresh produce which is distributed by SCAN (Senior Citizens Awareness Network)

Summer Celebration 2021 | West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center 06/11/2021

Summer Celebration 2021 | West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center

Join Us Online for Summer Celebration 2021

This year, Summer Celebration is coming to your home. Join us online for a live tour of the UT Gardens, Jackson, followed by educational presentations covering a variety of landscaping, ornamental, and horticultural topics.

Live Content Begins on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 9 a.m. CDT
https://westtn.tennessee.edu/summer-celebration-2021/

Summer Celebration 2021 | West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center Topics Include: Live Garden ToursLandscaping for PollinatorsMedicinal HerbsDo's and Don'ts of Submitting Diagnostic SamplesWatering for Optimum Plant HealthCrepe Myrtle Bark ScaleMoss LawnsUnique Home FruitsMushrooms in My YardPreventing Plant DiseasesAnd More ...Be sure to submit an e ...

Photos from Wilson County Master Gardener Association's post 05/28/2021

One of the projects of the Wilson County Master Gardeners is the Baddour Parkway Arboretum & Gardens. It is located throughout the James E. Ward Ag Center with the majority of trees and gardens being located in Fiddlers Grove. The Arboretum was established in 2014 and is certified by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. It includes oaks, cedars, buckeyes and several other varieties that are able to be grown in Tennessee. You will be able to enjoy these trees as you walk through the Grove. The trees are easy to find since they all have signage that tell what they are.

05/20/2021

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The 2021 Friends of Cedars of Lebanon State Park Native Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 22 from 9 am-2 pm in the Assembly Hall in Cedars of Lebanon State Park (rain or shine). Over 80 species of native plants (wildflowers and some understory shrubs and trees) will be offered, many of which are featured in the Dixon Merritt Butterfly and Native Plant Garden, located behind the Nature Center. There is a short supply of some items, so come early. See the attachment for a complete list of available plants. For more information call 615-714-1292.https://friendsofcedars.files.wordpress.com/2021/05/fclsp-native-plant-sale-2021-list-common-names.pdf

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Demonstration Vegetable Garden Work Day on May 14, 2021 05/17/2021

Demonstration Vegetable Garden Work Day on May 14, 2021

Demonstration Vegetable Garden Work Day on May 14, 2021 We had a very successful work day at the Demonstration Vegetable Garden on Friday, May 14. Within a couple of hours we put up trellises for the cucumbers, planted herbs, three different types of o…

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TN Extension Master Gardeners Hit the Trails
Throughout the month of May, we invite Master Gardeners and those interested in learning more about plants and natural resources to join us as we Hit the Trails across the Volunteer State.
We are embarking on a journey of exploring the outdoors and sharing with others about the Master Gardener program.
https://sites.google.com/utk.edu/hitthetrails/home...

Home Throughout the month of May, we invite Master Gardeners and those interested in learning more about plants and natural resources to join us as we Hit the Trails across the Volunteer State. We are embarking on a journey of exploring the outdoors and sharing with others about the Master Gardener

Extension Office Garden Cleanup 05/10/2021

Extension Office Garden Cleanup

Extension Office Garden Cleanup On Monday, 10 May 2021, members of the Master Gardeners of Wilson County gathered at the UT Extension Office to work on the native plant garden. Thanks to Carol Benson for providing these photos. A…

Photos from Wilson County Master Gardener Association's post 04/25/2021

On Thursday evening, April 22 a group of the Wilson County Master Gardeners gathered to learn more about dripline irrigation and to help install a system in the Demonstration Garden at Fiddlers Grove Historical Village in Lebanon.

04/22/2021

The UT Garden Jackson and Madison County Master Gardener plant sales takes place on Thursday and Friday, April 29th & 30th 10:00am – 2:00pm and Saturday, May 1st 7:00-11:00am.

The plant sale list is complete! Over 548 different kinds of plants will be available at the UT portion of the sale. Many more from
the Master Gardeners. Please help us spread the word.

Clink here for the list.https://westtn.tennessee.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2021/04/2021-plant-sale-for-distribution.pdf

The UT Garden Jackson and Madison County Master Gardener plant sales takes place on Thursday and Friday, April 29th & 30th 10:00am – 2:00pm and Saturday, May 1st 7:00-11:00am. Mask will be required in the shopping areas. You may bring a cart or small wagon to shop the UT portion of the sale, but it will not be allowed indoors for the Master Gardener sale. Please bring boxes to put your purchases in. We will have a limited number available.

Nashville, TN 04/20/2021

Nashville, TN

A Freeze Watch is in effect from late Wednesday night through Thursday morning.Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. Bed sheets, drop cloths, blankets and plastic sheets make suitable covers for vulnerable plants. Use stakes to keep material, especially plastic, from touching foliage.
Remove the coverings when temperatures rise the next day.
For a short cold period, low plantings can be covered with mulch, such as straw or leaf mold. Remove once the danger of frost has passed.https://www.weather.gov/ohx/?n=severeweathermode

Nashville, TN US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service Nashville, TN500 Weather Station RoadOld Hickory, TN 37138615-754-8500Comments? Questions? Please Contact Us.

Event Details 04/16/2021

Event Details

Celebrate Earth Day at The Cedars of Lebanon State Park Thursday April 22 - don't forget to take a stroll through the Butterfly Garden located behind the Nature Center while you are there. The Butterfly Garden is a Project of the Wilson County Master Gardeners. https://tnstateparks.com/parks/event_details/cedars-of-lebanon/#/?event=earth-day-celebration-and-crafts42221

Event Details Discover Tennessee’s natural, cultural and historic heritage. Our state parks offer diverse and varied natural landscapes, family-friendly recreational activities, affordable and varied lodging accommodations, volunteer opportunities and hundreds of interpretive programs and events.

ag.tennessee.edu 04/15/2021

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Info about the coming Cicadas
https://ag.tennessee.edu/EPP/Pages/Cicadas.aspx

ag.tennessee.edu UTIA Family, please refer to utk.edu/coronavirus for the latest updates and student information. For UTIA-specific resources, including event information and county office status, please visit utia.tennessee.edu/coronavirus

04/14/2021

LAST DAY TO PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR THE PLANT SALE IS APRIL 25, 2021.

LAST DAY TO PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR THE PLANT SALE IS APRIL 25.

Lucas Holman named head of UT Extension in Wilson County 04/13/2021

Lucas Holman named head of UT Extension in Wilson County

Lucas Holman named head of UT Extension in Wilson County One of the county’s leading horticulture experts will have an expanded role with the University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension office in Wilson County after he was tapped to lead the

Labors of Love Garden Rebuilds – April 2021 04/05/2021

Labors of Love Garden Rebuilds – April 2021

Labors of Love Garden Rebuilds – April 2021 I thank all the people that worked on this day. Susie Butler, Patti Hogue, Patti Stein, Norma Dee, Jeff Puffen, Ed Jacobs, Bill Brooks, David Bates, David Vowell and John Rick’s. What a great…

12/03/2020

Congratulations to our 2020 Pam Pulley Award recipient Rosemary Marshall. She put in the most volunteer hours with 249.7 hours. That is quite an accomplishment. Thank you Rosemary for your hard work and dedication.

12/03/2020

Congratulations to our 2020 President Award winners Rose Skaggs and Joni Wohnrade. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.

wilsoncountymg.org 11/10/2020

2020 Graduates receive their graduation packages

wilsoncountymg.org Maryann Hicks, Joni Wohnrade, Jan Littrell and Vicki Rohr distributed graduation packages at Charlie Daniels Park on Monday, Nov. 9th. Pictured are: Deb Williams, Kitty Hawkins, Sarah Barbian (re…

wilsoncountymg.org 10/21/2020

2020 Graduate and Monarch Way Station

wilsoncountymg.org Please join us in congratulating Marilyn Holysz on achieving her Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Certification. Marilyn’s husband, Mark, made the arbor for the Monarch Way Station. Thank…

wilsoncountymg.org 10/16/2020

More New Certified Master Gardeners

wilsoncountymg.org Please join us in congratulating Kitty Hawkins, Jerri Hiett, and Carol Hofer on achieving their Tennessee Extension Master Gardener Certification. Kitty Hawkins Jerri Hiett Carol Hofer CONGRATULATI…

wilsoncountymg.org 09/09/2020

Workday at Fiddlers Grove – Tuesday, 8 September 2020

wilsoncountymg.org Thanks for your help clearing day lilies from Mr Luther’s shade garden and planting at Melrose Church garden. Left to right: Carol Hofer, Deb Williams, Jeri Hiett, Stephanie Powers Note pictured: S…

07/28/2020

Be sure to follow the UT Gardens Jackson page this morning at nine for a live tour of their hydrangea collection!!!

Please join us this morning at 9 AM central time for Facebook Live on our Hydrangea paniculata collection.

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925 E Baddour Pkwy, Ste 100
Lebanon, TN
37087
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