September 2015 Master Gardener Meeting Recap

2015 September DCMGV Meeting Recap 9/24/15 The September Master Gardener meeting featured Dr. Patti Nagai, a horticultural educator for Racine County UW-Extension. She spoke on the topic, “Brighten Your Indoor Space with Living Plants.” In her presentation she spoke about the selection and care of houseplants – tropical foliage, flowering plants, citrus and herbs.   Plants […]

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Frogs, Toads, and the Garden

Frogs, Toads, and the Garden According to the Chinese zodiac, 2015 was the year of the sheep. According to my garden, it was the year of the amphibian. There were more frogs and toads than I have ever seen in all my time gardening at this location. Good or bad? Let’s take a look. Frogs […]


Egyptian Walking Onions: Summer’s Bounty

Egyptian Walking Onions: Summer’s Bounty Egyptian walking onion is the common name for “Allium proliferum.” As both names imply, these onions are prolific and literally over time, walk across your garden. Also known as “tree”, “forever”, “top” “winter”, and “perennial” onions, this inter-species hybrid between bunching and bulbing onions produces multiple offspring without a single […]

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August 2015 Dodge County Master Gardener Meeting Recap

2015 August DCMGV Meeting Recap 8/27/15 The August Master Gardener Meeting featured Donna VanBuecken, charter president of Wild Ones of Fox Valley and Outagamie County. She spoke on the topic of “Landscaping with Native Plants.” Native plants are those that grew before European settlements took place. Native plants have evolved over thousands of years and […]

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Hardy Ferns

Looking for a plant that will add beauty, texture, and structure to your shade garden, is deer resistant and easy to care for? Hardy ferns may be the answer. Hardy ferns are those that tolerate our cold winter temperatures and can be grown outdoors year-round. Native and non-native ferns come in a variety of textures, […]


Zinnia – A Happy Little Face in the Garden

Perennials are plants that persist for multiple seasons. Generally the top part of the plant will die back in the fall or winter, but the root will remain and new plant growth will appear the following spring. Many gardeners prefer perennials since they do not have to be planted every year. Annuals on the other […]