Updates from our Blog
The Master Gardener Program in Ozaukee County started in 2000. Over 500 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 105 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2016. Read more in this excerpt from the 2015 accomplishment report.
Plants that look like rocks? Those would be living stones, in the genus Lithops. These are small succulent plants that survive in their harsh environment by having much of the plant body below ground, and only the wide leaf end visible above the rocky ground. To learn more about these fascinating plants that make good houseplants, read this article…
By December, all the pots and chairs and statuary and yard art are put away. The lawn and fall leaves have been mowed for the last time this year and the gutters cleaned out. The holidays now consume gardeners’ thoughts.
Despite the weather, plants and gardening can still be part of your holidays if you wish. Decorate with evergreens, winter berries, and holly both inside and out. Start with a live Christmas tree. Dress it with garlands of cranberries and popcorn for an old-fashioned look. Put them outside as well as a treat for wildlife. Use boughs and branches to dress-up empty planters left outside if they are not already frozen.
The Master Gardener Program in Florence County started in 1999. Over 100 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 23 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2016. The UWEX staﬀ member facilitating the MG Program is Kathy Bednarski. Read more in this excerpt from the 2015 accomplishment report.