Monthly Archives: May 2016

Common Butterflies

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As you are working out in your yard this spring, keep an eye out for these butterflies common to our area by Glenna Julian & Lois Worthington. Glenna and Lois will be presenting the following topics at the 2016 Wilderness Wildlife Week at the LeConte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN this week. Thursday: 9 – 10 AM: Swallowtail & Fritillary Butterflies: Glenna… Read more »

Hot Peppers

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Habanero Peppers

By Roger Simpson (1947-2015) People who raise and eat hot peppers are a subculture of their own. Even within pepper heads, there are those who pride themselves on only eating the hottest peppers. This article will attempt to explain to ordinary folks the differences between varieties of these old and useful plants. As with most of our food plants, the… Read more »

Junior MG News

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From the JMG Kids and Teachers: Thank you to everyone that supported our booth at the Plant Sale. We netted over $500! That will go a long way to support JMG Camp and our other educational activities. We couldn’t run this program without your support! And to further support the club, we are selling our T-shirts for $12. Our new… Read more »

Upcoming Meetings 5/16 & 6/20

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May 16th – INTERN RECEPTION for all the 2016 interns. We hope you each will join us. To all other Master Gardeners, if you can, we ask you bring a covered dish to share with the group. Drinks will be provided. Attendees of the 2016 TN State Master Gardener Conference will share highlights, pictures, and other items of interest. June… Read more »

Flower and Garden Show – 2016

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In a word—excellent! Even the weather was perfect! Most important was the feeling of cooperation on Friday and Saturday. Here are my bouquets: to Jeannine and Paul Schmierbach and Regina Pollard who spent weeks collecting raffle prizes; Kathy Manis, Kay Luce, and Carl Parsons for selling raffle tickets; George Denton and his team for staffing the Ask-A Master-Gardener table; Donna… Read more »