Hardwood Trees and Shrub Sale

Hardwood Trees and Shrub Sale

Hardwood trees for planting this spring 2015 Green County Land & Water Conservation Department is offering 10 varieties of trees,  and 2 varieties of shrubs, for landowners interested in planting trees next spring 2015. The tree varieties are: Bur Oak, Red Oak,...
The Wisconsin Hop Craze

The Wisconsin Hop Craze

The Wisconsin Hop Craze by MGV Ann Marie Ott For a short decade, between 1860 and 1870, growing and drying hops became a major industry in southern Wisconsin, particularly in Sauk County. Crop failures in New York State, most likely resulting from aphid and mold...

Sources for Seeds & Gardening Accessories

  Submitted by Ann Marie Ott, MG If you planted seeds early and they didn’t germinate or haven’t gotten into the planting mood given the cool weather, you may find yourself needing to purchase seeds.  This list certainly does not represent all possible sources...

My Truce with Dandelions

Submitted by MGV Becky Wegmueller – Dandelions-Everywhere! They poked umbrella like through the narrow cracks in my brick sidewalk. Using a sharp old steak knife, I stabbed and tugged, stabbed and tugged, the long tap root resisting, mocking. I spent a whole...
Definitions Applying To Seeds

Definitions Applying To Seeds

Definitions Applying To Seeds by Mary Nelson, Master Gardener Pelleted seed – Pelleting improves the shape, size, and uniformity or raw seeds for more accurate sowing by hand and precision-sowing by machine. The pellets are made of inert materials which dissolve...
Growing Grapes for Winemaking

Growing Grapes for Winemaking

Growing Grapes for Winemaking by MGV Ann Marie Otto The Wisconsin Winery Association claims that the American wine industry was born in the rich soil of the Badger State.  Agoston Haraszthy, a Hungarian immigrant planted a vineyard and established the first winery in...