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Garden Wise Gazette

Spotlight on . . . Laura Van Poppel, Collin County Master Gardener

Laura says, “I became a Master Gardener in 2015. My children were getting older and I had some time to give to a volunteer organization. I love plants and gardening, so Master Gardener was a good fit that matched my time and passion.”

What is a "mast year" and why do I have a bumper crop of acorns?

May Question of the Month

Every few years my neighbors and I ask each other the same question. Where are all of the acorns coming from? Some years, my yard is covered in acorns. Can you help us understand what is going on?

Spotlight on . . . SuEllen Mooney, Collin County Master Gardener

A gifted teacher and natural leader, SuEllen Mooney was the 2021 Master Gardener of the Year. She is known to the Master Gardener training class leaders, students, and mentors, but not by most of the general membership. You’ll want to get to know this dynamic lady!

Spotlight on . . . Greg Rockhold, Collin County Master Gardener

Master Gardener Greg Rockhold may be a man of few words, but he’s a man of action . . . a doer who gets things done. Those who know him admire his tenacity, curiosity, creativity and passion.

Why Do You Garden?

Greg Grant has authored and co-authored several gardening books, taught college horticulture classes, writes a column for Texas Gardener magazine, introduced plants into the Southern nursery industry including Gold Star Esperanza, John Fanick phlox and Henry Duelberg sage. He is currently the Smith County horticulturist for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Tyler.

I recently read Greg Grant’s blog post Natural by Nature in which he wrote about why people garden.

Spotlight on . . . Joyce Cleary, Collin County Master Gardener

An article about Collin County Master Gardener, Joyce Cleary

Spotlight on . . . Mary Nell Jackson, Collin County Master Gardener

An article about Mary Nell Jackson, Collin County Master Gardener

Spotlight on . . . Janet Kirklen, Collin County Master Gardener and Webmaster

An article about Collin County Master Gardener and CCMGA Webmaster, Janet Kirklen

The Philosophical Gardener: Falling for Autumn

Maybe it’s because I was a fall-born baby, I don’t know but autumn is my favorite season. 

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