Although I took the Purdue Master Gardener class some time ago, I am still a Master Gardener in-training. I have not yet obtained the coveted gold name tag because I still have a few hours of service and education to complete the requirements.
This is one of the reasons I was at the fairgrounds last week sorting and bagging dogwood and redbud trees in preparation for the Johnson County Garden Celebration. The other reason is because the Garden Club members are so nice to be around. It never fails to amaze me how much they know.
The other members and I share a love of gardening, obviously. I believe I can say, as well, that we also share a love and fascination with the incredible variety of life nature has to offer.