Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gardening Event

Green Thumbs in the Park

When: May 7, 2010 10a.m.-2p.m.

Where: Town square park in Forest, MS

Who: Speakers & Demonstrations - MSU Extension Specialist

Plant and Seed Sale -Scott County Master Gardeners

Hamburger Plates for Sale -Scott County Livestock Assoc.


Door Prizes!!

All are welcome to attend admission is free!

Aren't the daffodils blooming beautifully! They multiply rapidly and if you like to share as I do then you'll find this helpful. Now seems like it would be an easy and convenient time to divide some of our daffodils. Although it's usually recommended to move them when they are dormant, this is not always easy or practical. Without the presence of foliage it's hard to remember just where the bulbs are, and invariably when you start digging around trying to find them you're going to slice into some of the bulbs. You can dig up the whole clump even while in bloom and move it now if you are careful to get a good clump of soil with the bulbs. If you wanted to combine or arrange your daffodils this is a great time where you can see how tall they are and what colors you have. Oops! you may break a few, no worries, they'll make a nice bouquet. Enjoy!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Master Gardeners have been busy potting up plants for our plant sale coming up in May.This is a busy time for gardeners, just trying to clean up from all the winter weather and storms.Things a really budding out and the daffodils have been spectacular this year. I know a lot of you, myself included , are not as far along in your garden work this year, due to the cold weather and rain, but we will either get it done or wait till next year-right? Don't be in a rush to put out tomatoes or plant seeds, it's still a little early.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


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The bulbs are beginning to bloom in my garden- seems like they are a little late this year. I know some of them that were just ready to bloom when we got the five inches of snow, just laid over and did not bloom. I have forgotton the names of many of these- if I ever knew them. Friends are always rescuing bulbs and giving them to me, so a lot of these I don't know the names of. I do know I have the "SWEETIES" and Poeticus, and Minnow, and Hoop skirt. I don't care as much as I used to about the names of things- I just enjoy them!
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Monday, March 8, 2010


We had a wonderful and informative time at the SWMMG meeting in Natchez on Saturday. Thanks to our hosts.

Friday, March 5, 2010


Well it looks like a chance of rain most every day next week, so if you want to work in the garden, you better do it this weekend. Now is the time to fertilize most of the garden-not iris or acid loving plants though. Put about a cupful of lime around your clematis, and a small amount of bone meal around daffodils. I like to use composted manure around my other plants, but sometimes I just use triple8. Start planting gladioli, and plant some every two weeks for a long bloom period-remember to stake them or they will all fall over. Soak bulbs in 1 and1/2 Tablespoons of Lysol mixed with a gallon of water-for about three hours before you plant them.