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Garden Expo February 12-14

Think Green and begin planning for warmer days! This three-day event — now in its 20th year — celebrates the latest trends in gardening and landscaping and attracts nearly 20,000 people from throughout the Midwest. Join these gardening enthusiasts to share ideas, gain inspiration and create something new.

See the Garden Expo website (http://www.wigardenexpo.com/) for lists of exhibitors, schedule of seminars, demonstrations and workshops, and tickets.


Balloon Plant, Gomphocarpus physocarpus

Balloon plant is one of many common names for an African milkweed that develops showy, hairy, inflated seed pods that are a real conversation piece. Grown as an annual in our climate, this tender perennial can be a showpiece in the garden or interesting addition to floral arrangements. To learn more about Gomphocarpus physocarpus, read this article...

Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’

Looking for a low-maintenance, fall-blooming perennial? The Perennial Plant Association’s Perennial of the Year 2016 could be just the ticket.  With pure white flowers held on wiry stems well above dark green mounds of foliage, Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’ makes a statement in the fall garden. To learn more about this great ornamental, read this article...

Hosta of the Year 2016: ‘Curly Fries’

Each year the American Hosta Growers Association chooses one plant to feature as the Hosta of the Year. For 2016, this honor goes to ‘Curly Fries’, a small cultivar with narrow, rippled and wavy leaves. Find out more about this cultivar that changes from chartreuse to gold during the season in this article...

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