First Experience with a Master Gardener
It's taken me this long to sign up for the MG classes; I'd wanted to for years, but a negative experience with the first MG I met gave me the wrong impression. Thanks to Garden Web, and you nice people for changing my mind. Here's the story:
We had a cabin in another state, and became friends with the couple down the road. Both were avid gardeners, and we often swapped plants, gardening advice, sources amd the like. Then over one winter, Jimmy (we'll call him) took the course and became a MG. He became an insufferable garden snob! Heavens, nothing I'd learned in decades of gardening was worth anything, no plant had a common name, my plants were declined because of possible diseases, and we eventually had to avoid the subject of gardening as though it were politics or religion, just to remain friends.
Thank you all for reminding me that MGs in general are just folks who love to garden -- class starts in 10 days!
Anybody know someone like Jimmy?