• Sign up now for our 2019 Core Training classes!

    Become a Master Gardener! If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener and joining the Master Gardeners of Greene County, 2019 Core Training for new members begins Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Classes will be held from 1-4 pm on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at the Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave and will continue […]

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  • 2019 Potting Shed University classes have been announced!

    Master Gardeners of Greene County is proud to announce 8 new Potting Shed University classes for 2019. All 8 classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at the Botanical Center, beginning on February 4, 2019 and running through April 1, 2019. The fee for all classes is $5 per class; please pay […]

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  • Frost Flowers Bloom in the Ozarks

    Have you seen “Frost Flowers” blooming lately? If so, you have had to get out early in the morning during the first few hard frosts. Frost flowers, also known as “ice ribbons”, are formed by super cooled water being extruded through plant stems and freezing the minute they hit the cold air. They are beautiful, delicate and […]

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  • Plant Garlic in the Fall

    Garlic is a beloved ingredient in many culinary recipes because of the flavor and aroma that it adds to food. Due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties, garlic has also been used worldwide as a traditional medicine for fighting infection and boosting the immune system. Garlic is one of the most widely prescribed supplements both to […]

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  • VIDEO: How to Plant a Tree in Missouri

    (Photo of Witchhazel blossom by Master Gardener Glenn Blake) Alvin Meeks, a member of the Master Gardeners of Greene County, demonstrates how to properly plant a Witchhazel tree in Missouri. For more information, check with your local University of Missouri Extension office or go online to http://extension.missouri.edu.

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  • Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

    With our first frost imminent here in Missouri, now is the time to harvest those sweet potatoes! Most varieties of sweet potatoes are ready to harvest between 90 and 120 days of planting. The leaves begin to yellow, indicating that growth is slowing down. You can wait until the first frost to harvest sweet potatoes, […]

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  • Join us for our 2018 Learn to Grow in the Garden Series!

    Master Gardeners of Greene County is proud to announce 5 new Learn to Grow in the Garden classes for 2018. All 5 classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at the Botanical Center, beginning on June 11, 2018 and running through October 8, 2018. The fee for all classes is $5 per […]

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  • 2018 Potting Shed University classes have been announced!

    Master Gardeners of Greene County is proud to announce 8 new Potting Shed University classes for 2018. All 8 classes will be held on Monday evenings from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at the Botanical Center, beginning on February 26, 2018 and running through April 16, 2018. The fee for all classes is $5 per class; please pay at […]

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  • Sign up now for our 2018 Core Training classes!

    Become a Master Gardener! If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener and joining the Master Gardeners of Greene County, 2018 Core Training for new members begins Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Classes will be held from 6-9 pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave and will continue […]

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  • Hotline Training Materials Now Available

    Master Gardeners of Greene County hosts a monthly training workshop for all members who wish to volunteer for the Master Gardener Hotline. The Hotline has been an invaluable resource for home gardeners with questions and concerns about what is going on in their gardens- insect problems, growing requirements, plant identification, soil amendments, etc. Our volunteers […]

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