Feels like spring
Go outside and enjoy this wonderful weather. It feels so much like spring, that our plants are moving even faster. I saw a yard full of blooming daffodils today. The flowering quince are also a lovely welcome addition to winter color.
Winter weeds are also growing too well, especially in flower beds where there is no competition. Get out your hoe, and chop them down.
These past two days have been a whirl of activity. Our last IMGC newsletter and opening the 2013 State conference have caused a sea of activity. My phone and email have been swamped with calls and requests. We already have over 100 registered for the state conference! One MG called to ask if it is already full–we are good, but not THAT good. We can take a total of 700 this year, counting our Benton County volunteers, so there is plenty of room. A few folks were told that the Embassy Suites is already full–NOT TRUE. They even have plenty of rooms, even for our short day on Wednesday, May 15. The conference rate is $109.
Master Gardener training is happening all over the state. I head to White County (Searcy) tomorrow, and Ft.Smith on Thursday. Saturday is the Pine Bluff Lawn and Garden Show–lots of events all over the state. If you need a garden fix, plan on attending some of them. The Arkansas Flower & Garden Show is only two weeks away–it will be here before we know it.