I have always had a little problem with the master gardener program. I went through the program many years ago, University of Illinois Ag. Extension service. The term 'master' bothers me, most trades have several levels to achieve before reaching the master status,(e.g. apprentice, journeyman, etc.). There are many good programs out there but where they should be cautious is handing out advice. Many home gardeners look to this program to solve problems and sometimes get bad to almost inert advice. I had a friend relate a story about some advice he received. He was advised to go to Home Depot and get the bottle with the blue label to control whiteflies on his peach tree. That was it "look for the blue bottle". Huh? Please understand I'm not denigrating the whole program it probably just needs careful managing in certain areas. Sorry had to vent. Terence Hernstrom Director, Gardens & Grounds Kimberly Crest House and Gardens Redlands CA Where spring bulbs are browning and summer bulbs are emerging or showing buds, in summer like weather!