Unsolicited Seed Packets

We have received a number of questions regarding unsolicited seed packages (sometimes labeled as jewelry such as earrings) that have been received by WI citizens, and noted media stories that document it happening in many other states.  The Wisconsin Department of...

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Watch out for those Japanese Beetles!

Japanese Beetles are back!  Japanese beetles occur in every state east of the Mississippi River except Florida. The insect's spread is apparently governed by temperature and precipitation. The beetle is adapted to a region where the mean summer soil temperature is...

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MG Volunteer Hour Requirements Waived for 2020

Please note:  This year, the Master Gardener Volunteer Hours requirements are waived.  No volunteer hours are required to to maintain  your certification due to the COVID-19.  You can still record hours in the online system and they will become a part of your lifetime...

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WI Horticulture Friday Zoom Updates

Get the latest on updates from the State Association by joining the Zooms listed here.. When you enter the link in your browser, it will give you a list of Fridays when these are being hosted.  And you earn 1 Continuing Education Hour for listening in! Wisconsin...

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Wild Cucumber

Wild Cucumber

In late summer, you may notice trees or shrubs covered with crowns of white flowers that are not part of the woody plant blooming. Look closely and you'll notice the leaves and individual flowers look just like that of cucumber--this is wild cucumber. Wild cucumber is...

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“Take A Garden Walk”

In coordination with the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and the Monroe Clinic/SSM Health, the Green County Master Gardeners invite you to join them on Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 from 10:00am-4:00pm to "Take A Garden Walk".  Six Garden Locations are being featured starting...

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Testing Your Soil

Testing Your Soil

Testing Your Soil by MGV Ann Marie Ott   Before adding fertilizer to your garden shopping list, consider collecting a soil sample and sending it to the University of Wisconsin soil testing laboratory for analysis to determine your fertilizer needs.  As the...

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Got Seeds?

Got Seeds?

Got Seeds? by MGV Ann Marie Ott How can one resist the bright, big and beautiful blooms displayed in the seed catalogues? Each year, I succumb to temptation and order the seeds for the giant pumpkins, tomatoes for every purpose and family member’s preference, along...

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GCMGA Feb 26th Meeting Recap

GCMGA Feb 26th Meeting Recap

The Green County Master Gardener Meeting held on Thursday, February 26th, included Jessica Swan, Orthopedic Therapist as our speaker.  Jessica spoke about “The Do’s & Don’t’s for Your Body During Gardening”.  Included in her discussions were tips for ergonomic...

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Cannas- A Touch of Tropical

Cannas can add a touch of tropical to any garden with wide, green or variegated leaves and bright flowers in multiple shades of red, pink, orange and yellow. Canna is the only genus in the family of Cannaceae which can be propagated from seed, but most often are grown...

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Clean Air and Houseplants

Clean Air and Houseplants  The winter season may find you spending a greater share of your time indoors and with that, the potential for greater exposure to indoor pollutants. Indoor pollution has become more common as a result of improvements in home insulation and...

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