Master Gardener President

Gary Walker can be reached at 205-240-0060or by email.

President’s Message

"Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots or trying tosleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in aparched landscape."

Harper Lee


Summer is upon us. There were times that I wondered if we would even see summer. It's withgreat Thanksgiving that we are beginning to see light from the Pandemic that covered the entireplanet.

The Fern Society is having a sale, on June 1, 2 & 3rd from 10 am until 1 pm each day. The salewill be up the hill at the BBG in the Fern holding beds. A shuttle will be provided. Please to request a ride.

Let us be Hopeful. I see no reason to change the June 8, 2021virtual meeting. I always enjoylistening to David Doggett. I owe David an apology. He was also in the Master Gardeners classof 2010. I failed to include him as an active volunteer after all these years. He is a MasterJapanese Maple grower. Every year, I look to buy one, but then I can't decide on exactly whichone.

I am looking forward to Charles Yeager's program at 10am. We are welcome to go down to the fallsto swim/wade/picnic. Being outside, is a great reason for a picnic.

Charles will send us a plant inventory, for those who are looking for Native plants that are grown in the area. Please do not arrive before 9:30am; Charles will not be able to provide early access to the pavilion. Admission to the park is free. Donations are greatly appreciated.

August will be our first "in person" meeting in the auditorium this year. Our speaker will be our own Bethany O'Rear. I'm sure it will be a delightful program. Let's all bring a covered dish to celebrate our coming together.

It's going to be a Great year!

Gary Walker


JCMGA 2021