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Need another plant for your garden or landscape? Many MGAs and other organizations have plant sales or swaps, either to raise funds for their projects or to provide a service to area gardeners. Here are some that are scheduled on the next two weekends:

May 30

  • Hartford – At the Rotary Gazebo, 8-1
  • Madison – Community Plant Exchange, 9-1
  • Sturgeon Bay – by the Door Co. MGA

June 6

  • Deforest – by Windsor Area Garden Club, 9-3:30
  • Hudson – by the St. Croix Valley MGA

June 7

  • Madison – WI Hosta Society sale at Olbrich Gardens, 9-3
  • Weyawega – by the Waupaca Co. MGA, 9-11

Visit the calendar of events on this website to get the details on these and many other plants sales and other events.


Field Pennycress, Thlapsi arvense

There are many weedy plants in the mustard family. It would be easy to overlook field pennycress early in the season, but once the distinctive seed pods develop with a bottle-brush-like appearance, and especially once they start to dry, this plant becomes much more noticeable. Learn more about this introduced weed by reading this article...

Balm-leaved Red Deadnettle, Lamium orvala

Not all Lamiums are created alike. The European species L. orvala is a tall, clump-forming plant with whorls of spotted purple-pink flowers that resemble orchids in spring. When the flowers fade the big leaves provide good contrast to grassy or fine-textured foliage in the garden. To learn more about this species of ornamental plant, read this article...

Beetles

The beetles are the most numerous group of insects, with both pest and beneficial species.  Regardless of whether they are plant feeders, scavengers, or predators, the adults all have the first pairs of wings hardened into sheaths that cover the abdomen. To learn about some of the most common types of beetle, read this article...

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