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The Rock Prairie Master Gardener Association, located in Rock County, Wisconsin, is the 42nd association of the Wisconsin Master Gardener Program.

This blog is used to distribute timely information to association members regarding volunteer opportunities, MGV highlights, and other social tid bits.

Horticulture related information is to be directed to the Horticulture Educator or the Plant Health Advisors.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Propagation class given the opportunity to work with tissue cultures

At Thursday night's Plant Propagation continuing education class attendees were given the opportunity to work with plants grown as tissue cultures in a sterile environment.  The tiny plants offered by presenter Bev Feltz were a double white lilac which originated in 1939, and an aronia bush.

The class gave all who attended the chance to trade their own plants, and to propagate cuttings of any one of a range of coleus and peperomia Bev brought to share.

Below are photos of the class at work.

Presenter Bev Feltz and MGV Mary Louise Johnson

MGV Rose Last

From left Rose Last, Mary Louise Johnson, Ruth Flescher
(rear), Mary Thompson and presenter Bev Feltz.

Mary Thompson planting cuttings.

Peperomia and coleus for propagating.   

Keep an eye on the blog and on the Rock Hort listserv for upcoming events and continuing education classes offered by the Rock Prairie Master Gardeners Association.

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