No Fear Gardening! Tips and Techniques You’ve Been Afraid to Try!
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 University’s website indicates, many publications offer general recommendations for fertilization of lawns, plants […]
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 with at least five new bean varieties. And each spring, […]
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 gardening tools that fit your height and are comfortable to use. She also discussed proper ways […]
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 from rhizomes. While those in southern climates can […]