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Responding to Horticulture Inquiries Training

These sessions offered by the UWEX Horticulture Team are designed to train Extension staff and MGVs who expect to be answering horticulture questions in county Extension offices this summer. The program will be from 8:45-4:45. If you are interested in participating, contact Brian Hudelson to reserve a spot at one of three locations:

  • May 1 – Madison (reply by April 24)
  • May 22 – Green Bay (reply by May 15)
  • May 28 – Eau Claire (reply by May 21)

Pineapple sage, Salvia elegans

Pineapple sage has been used as both an herb and an ornamental.  Most people are attracted to it for the pineapple scent of the leaves when crushed, but it is a good addition to the ornamental garden for its attractive foliage, and if frost holds off until late in the fall, the spectacular red flowers. To learn more about Salvia elegans read this article...

Eastern Red Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis

A favorite of returning ruby throated hummingbirds and gardeners alike, Aquilegia canadensis is at its best when it shows off its dangling blooms of red and yellow for several weeks in the spring. This native species is equally at home in naturalized settings and ornamental gardens. To learn more about eastern red columbine, read this article...

Mouse Melon or Mexican Sour Cucumber, Melothria scabra

Looking for something unusual to add to your vegetable garden? Mouse melon or Mexican sour cucumber is a vine in the cucumber family that produces unique tiny fruits to add interest to salads or appetizer trays. To learn more about this different vegetable from Central America that resembles miniature striped watermelons, read this article...

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