Peonies: Long-lived, Voluptuous Beauties

Peonies grow really well in the cold climate of the Midwest, requiring a prolonged winter chill in order to flower. There are numerous cultivars in a range of colors from white to pink and red, with some yellow and orange tones mixed in. These long-lived perennials are also fairly easy to grow if you know how. Get some tips on growing these beauties in this article…

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Master Gardener Volunteers engage families a the Family Enrichment Center.

Master Gardener Program in Barron County

The Master Gardener Program in Barron County started in 1994. Over 205 people have been trained since that time, and there are currently 46 certified Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) for 2017. The UW-Extension Educator facilitating the MG Program is Ag/Hort/Natural Resources Agent Tim Jergenson.

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Denver Botanic Gardens

The altitude in the mile-high city isn’t the only thing that will take your breath away in Denver – the wide range of gardens and collections of the Denver Botanic Gardens will do the same. Take a virtual tour of this fabulous public garden focusing on plants of the region and from places around the world with similar climates.

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Rosy Gardens

Roses do really well in New Zealand. With no extreme heat or cold to contend with (generally), few diseases, and long days during a long growing season they grow large and lush, and are a mainstay of the late summer garden here. In Queenstown there is a nice municipal botanical that includes a large rose […]

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Winter Solstice & Photoperiodism

Did you realize it’s the shortest day of the year – soon it will start to stay lighter longer as we head toward another gardening season? How do your plants feel about this? Ok, maybe that’s a bit anthropomorphic, but plants ARE influenced by daylength and cold, too. Read on to learn more about daylength, photoperiodism and more.

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Missouri Botanical Garden

Take a tour of one of the nation’s oldest botanical gardens without ever leaving Wisconsin. See some of the highlights of this 79-acre horticultural display that is also a National Historic Landmark. Click here to travel virtually to the Missouri Botanical Garden…

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