Submitted by Carolyn Barrette, St Croix Valley Master Gardeners

RIVER FALLS, WI -- Master Gardeners will hear about house plants at their September 28, 2017 meeting tonight.

Pat Mattson, well-known in the St Croix area as well as Minnesota, will be telling MGs about all aspects of African violets. Pat brings with her a wealth of information from how to plant to what to plant your violets in. Her handouts include about 7-12 sheets on various subjects like lighting, making a plant stand, and more. But the best will probably be the one sheet called “why doesn’t my African violet bloom?” that has “one-liner” information we can use. She also judges and worked two days at the Minnesota State Fair with the African violet booth.  

The SCVMGA meeting will be at First Covenant Church in River Falls, Wisconsin. Business meeting starts at 6:45 p.m. with the speaker at 7:15 p.m. The public is invited. 

October’s meeting will be “grant recipient” month. This meeting will be an opportunity for members to learn about the many projects St Croix Valley Master Gardeners support in both counties with the proceeds from our Plant Sale and Garden U. Grant recipients are asked to provide materials and visit about their projects at the meeting.