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Native Prairie Plants Getting Set to Flower Soon

By: Lisa Briggs | June 18th, 2019 The Summer Solstice is tomorrow and that means the glorious month of June is on the wane. We’ll soon be moving into the traditional Dog Days of Summer. You may think that the sunny days in July and August are so called is because we...

Mid-June Gardening Tips!

By: Lisa Briggs | June 18th, 2019 Mid-summer is an especially nice time to start a garden journal. Our to-do lists have shortened and everything is just so beautiful. It’s helpful to make notes of particular diseases or pests that may haunt your yard year after year....

Early June Gardening Tips (6/6/19)

By: Lisa Briggs | June 6th, 2019 Although June usually ushers in the gentler garden, the kaleidoscopic colors of May might linger with us a bit longer. The Extension agents in Madison reported that we are more than 100 Growing Degree Days below average. Lots of plants...

Attracting Bright & Beautiful Pollinators this Spring

By: Lisa Briggs | June 3rd, 2019 Brightly colored butterflies are a welcome visitor to any garden. We value them for their usefulness as pollinators, as well as for their beauty. Attracting them involves planting shrubs and perennials that serve the needs of all life...

A Garden By Any Other Name Is Still A Garden

By: Lisa Briggs | May 31st, 2019 The beauty of any garden isn’t in the eye of the beholder. It’s in the eye of the garden’s creator. As I stroll through my neighborhood or drive from one place to another, I am often amazed by what constitutes a garden. And I don’t...

Early Summer Gardening Tips – 5/23/19

By: Lisa Briggs | May 23rd, 2019 Late May is usually a gardener’s favorite time of year! Every yard looks a bit like Munchkinland in technicolor. This spring’s weather has certainly delayed almost everything. So we find ourselves looking forward to a stellar June....

Effective Grub Control Options

By: Lisa Briggs | May 21st, 2019 It’s almost June and many a gardeners’ most hated day of the entire summer will soon be here - the annual emergence of the dreaded Japanese Beetles. Not much has changed for treatment of adult beetles, but there are a couple of really...

The Perfumed Garden

By: Lisa Briggs | May 14th, 2019 The sense of smell is amazingly underrated. An aroma can bring pleasure or alert you to danger. You can sniff out the truth. My absolute favorite is that scent created by a summer rainstorm drenching the pavement and soil on a warm...

Late to Emerge Perennials

By: Lisa Briggs | May 8th, 2019 Gardeners are not the kind of folks who enjoy being cooped up in the house all winter. When the weather finally breaks, and plants begin to emerge from dormancy, it’s understandable that we are eager to greet every new shoot and admire...

Early May Spring Gardening Tips!

By: Lisa Briggs | May 8th, 2019 “Don’t knock the weather. Nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change.” These words are can certainly be applied to the weather this spring. The roller coaster temperatures have had gardeners vacillating...
Gearing Up for Spring Gardening!

Gearing Up for Spring Gardening!

As winter recedes, each sign of spring seems more symbolic than the last. And the season’s teasing tone always makes us a little crazy. We’re longing for thunderstorms instead of snow showers.

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Plant a Garden and Feed the Soul

Plant a Garden and Feed the Soul

Talk to any gardener about growing fruits and vegetables and you just might trigger a discussion on the merits of heirlooms versus hybrids. Many of us agree that heirloom varieties have been around for a while.

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We’re Starting to Get Spring Gardening Fever…

We’re Starting to Get Spring Gardening Fever…

We know that you’re itching to get into the garden, but the incoming sub-zero temperatures are signaling that it may be a while before you begin planting anything in the garden. Never fear though. Spring always arrives. Eventually.

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow…

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow…

We seem to be caught in a snow cycle. As I write this, I remember driving home from the airport during Sunday morning’s Austrian snowglobe snowfall. The snow fell gently and steadily, slowly obliterating the lines between hard and soft surfaces.

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The Universal Language of Flowers

The Universal Language of Flowers

It’s Valentine’s Day! Have you wondered why red roses are the go-to flower for Valentine’s Day giving? Or why white calla lilies are in so many traditional bridal bouquets? The answers to these questions lie in the language of flowers, subtle meanings given to flowers in order to evoke an emotional response.

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Great Time For Pruning Fruit Trees!

Great Time For Pruning Fruit Trees!

But if you’re itching to do some more active gardening this time of year, early February is an excellent time to do a bit of pruning. Let’s consider fruit trees. Specimens that are old enough to bear fruit require several things for good production.

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Mid-Winter Gardening Tips

Mid-Winter Gardening Tips

The Garden Center is fully stocked with garden seeds for 2019. It’s time to start seeds for annuals and vegetables that require a long germination period. This group includes leeks, petunias, and lisianthus.

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