Adding Winter Interest to Landscapes

Winter landscapes don’t have to be dull and boring. Without foliage, the underlying structure is revealed, and with many plants this is an opportunity to showcase features otherwise hidden – peeling bark, persistent fruit, and colorful stems are just a few. To learn more about selecting plants for their interest outside of the growing season, read this article…

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Winter Pruning

Almost all plants need some type of maintenance, and trees and shrubs are no exception. These woody plants will generally be healthier and more attractive if pruned appropriately. The best time for pruning deciduous trees and shrubs is in the winter, when they are leafless. To learn more about pruning trees and shrubs, read this article…

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Floating Row Cover

Floating row cover is a great addition to any vegetable garden, as it can be used for several different purposes and is easy to use. Learn more about these specially designed fabrics in this article.

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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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Arbor Day

Did you know today is Arbor Day? Wisconsin joins many other states in observing this tree-focused celebration on the last Friday in April every year. Read about how this historic holiday started and has evolved since the late 1800’s…

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