my rant about rude MG's
i certainly hope it isnt like this everywhere but a few of the master gardeners around here think that becasue they have the title "master gardener" that they know everythign about plants and are somehow superior to other people who have other types of gardening experience. I am a little over 1/2 way through a 4 year horticulture degree, i have worked at a garden center for a number of years now, and i garden and install landscapes in my spare time (if there is any!). so i feel like i know a few things about plants. but the master garedners who came to help with a local highschool plant contest my college was hosting acted like they knew everything. one of them made out the key for the plant ID test and got 6 of them wrong (some of the highschoolers make 100%'s) and one of them came into the garden center where i work at one day and wanted to argue that double impatients love the full sun (shoot, i'll sell them to you and 2 weeks from now when these are all dead come back and i'll sell you the flat of vinca or begonias that will survive)
im not asking any of you to apologise for or stand up for these few people who im sure are not an accurate representation of the MG community. but i am askign that everyone understand that there are a lot of ways to become well versed in gardening and try to represent the MG community better than the people i have come in contact with.
ok im done with my rant now. :) back to gardening!