Tuesday, July 23, 2013

3rd Annual MGC Plant Exchange

The Mandarin Garden Club's 3rd Annual Plant Exchange on July 20th, 2013 was a great success!  Members from all circles participated in 10 rounds of swapping plants and miscellaneous garden stuff.  Also invited were the Mandarin Demonstration Garden Master Gardeners & Jacksonville V.I.G’s (very important gardeners).  The V.I.G.’s are: 

This event for MGC members and invited guests was a fantastic way to get new and interesting plants for free.  Garden books, magazines, tools, garden art, ceramic pots, etc., were also swapped.  Attendees enjoyed refreshments made with ingredients from the garden and recipes to take home (PDF available below).

For more photos from the 3rd Annual Plant Exchange, go to the Gallery.
Susan Westermann getting ready for the Plant Exchange.
Linda Jones, one of our invited guests to the 3rd Annual Plant Exchange. Linda is from Jacksonville and garden blogger of Southern Rural Route (http://SouthernRuralRoute.wordpress.com).
(L-R) Marina and Karen (MGC President) are both members of our Dogwood Circle.
These ladies are waiting in front of the plants they want to grasp when the first round of the exchange starts. Notice Sandie Ingram's hand (orange top); she's not letting anyone get her plant!
Recipes from 3rd Annual Plant Exchange
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

A New Leaf

The New Leaf Newsletter by the Duval County Extension office is now available for the July/August issue.  Find out what to plant, how to troubleshoot insects and diseases, upcoming programs, and more to help Jacksonville residents take care of their landscape.