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So, what do we think of “Master Gardeners”?

There has been on ongoing “rant” about the title of Master Gardener. Many think that the name needs to be changed and that many MG’s let the name go to their head and that many are even… boring! Yawn. Really? Here’s the deal for me. You’re going to find many boring people in many fields. Get over it! You will also find many “experts” in many fields who have let their title go to their head. Doctors come to mind here. But they’re still freakin intelligent and knowledgeable in their field. It doesn’t mean they know it all. They continue education and practice their skills. My martial arts instructors are considered Masters and are incredibly skilled. But they continue to practice and continue to learn. THAT’s what Masters do. I think some of these people should look in Oxford’s dictionary and find out what master really means. Ok. So maybe the entire MG program throughout the US is not equal in education, training and volunteering. But it’s run primarily by volunteers. We are volunteers, people! Ok. So if we should look at renaming the program, maybe Master Gardener apprentice would be more appropriate. Apprentice or not, I need to stop ranting and get back to my garden. peace out

Is it too hot to divide perennials?

I can only speak from my own experience on this. The textbooks may disagree. If you really need to divide perennials during a hot spell, try to do it in the morning hours. Be sure to soak the plant to make sure the roots are moist. Cut back as much foliage as you’re comfortable with. Now you’re ready to dig it up. After you’re dug it up, divided and potted your plant, be sure to water well. Keep the plant out of full sun for about a week. The plant is already stressed and doesn’t need the full sun to add to it. Would love to hear your questions/comments.