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Black Medic

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by Colette Mancke Have you ever wondered if that weed you are looking at is a clover plant? At first it appears like clover with 3 leaves but it spreads all over and has yellow flowers. It is called Black Medic (Medicago lupulina). It often colonizes dry infertile spots or areas of soil compaction where little else will grow. At first… Read more »

Gardener’s “APRIL” To-Do-List

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By: Lee Gray, Sevier Co. Master Gardener IMPORTANT – Begin to prepare the plants that you are going to donate for the annual Master Gardener Plant  Sale on April 21st. Plants in Flower Crabapple, Carolina Silverbell, Dogwood, Redbud, Flowering Cherry, Viburnum, Pearlbush, Lilac, Carolina Rhododendron, Sweet Shrub, Piedmont Azalea, Loropetalum, Exbury Azalea, Spirea, Pieris, Evergreen Azaleas, Kerria (Easter Rose), Drooping… Read more »

Flower and Garden Show Sat. April 21, 2018 9am-4pm

Flower and Garden Show 2018 Spring is in the air!  Come to our 2018 Flower and Garden Show and Sale for inspiration for your Spring landscape projects and flower and vegetable gardens. UT Extension Service and the Sevier County Area Master Gardeners Association is sponsoring its annual Flower and Garden Show and Sale on Sat. April 21, 2018.  We have… Read more »

Service Hours

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Another gentle reminder that your Master Gardener volunteer hours are due on the State Master Gardener Web Site ASAP. Several have entered your time, but I know of several who have lots of hours but are not been entered as of yet. Please take a few minutes to get this part of your volunteer work up to date so I can… Read more »

Popcorn Garlands

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Anyone willing to make one or two popcorn garlands?  We need one for the JMG tree and one for the MG tree for the Festival of Trees.  I had thought about doing this myself at home.  However, I thought there might be some of you wanting some extra service hours.  Our trees will be 7′ to 8′ each.  We are… Read more »

MG Service Hours Opportunity – Ornament Making

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Come join us for a fun and easy way to get some service hours.  We will be making our new ornaments for the Master Gardener tree at the Gatlinburg Festival of Trees.  Wednesday, November 15 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Extension Office will be our day to make all new ornaments.  Come the entire time or as long as you… Read more »

Amazing Azalea Symposium and an Exclusive Azalea Sale

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Gardens is hosting a half-day symposium on Saturday, November 11, on how to grow and use azaleas in the landscape. The featured speaker will be Don Hyatt, a national authority on azaleas and rhododendrons. The event runs from 8 a.m. until noon. For more information:  https://ag.tennessee.edu/news/Pages/NR-2017-11-AzaleaSymposium.aspx    

Gatlinburg Post-Fire Planting Guide

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If you are wondering about how to go about recovering and restoring the devastation to plants and animals alike after the devastation of the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg caused by the recent fires,  the Tennessee Invasive Plant Council & Tennessee Native Plant Society have teamed up to create a brochure that will help.  The fire destroyed many of the native plants that provide shelter and food for… Read more »

April 22, 2017 SCAMGA Annual Flower and Garden Show and Sale

Mark the date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 for the 12th Annual SCAMGA Flower and Garden Show and Sale presented by the University of Tennessee Extension Service and the Sevier County Area Master Gardeners Association. Rain or Shine, it’s inside!  Proceeds of the event support Master Gardeners’ programs including 4-H Club, UT Intern scholarships, community service projects and educational programs. Many vendors… Read more »