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2015 Master Gardener Bus Tour – June 27, 2015

Each year the Dodge County Master Gardeners plan a bus trip to tour gardens, plant nurseries, garden centers, etc. The purpose is to educate and stimulate the participants. We’ve chosen two gardens that are considered leading educational gardens that are social and horticultural destinations which enrich the quality of life in the upper Midwest. On June 27, 2015 we will […]

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Earthworms – Friend or Foe?

Earthworms (Lumbricus spp.) have been valued for their importance to the soil for thousands of years. The Greek philosopher Aristotle referred to worms as “the intestines of the earth.” Cleopatra declared earthworms sacred – removing an earthworm from Egypt was punishable by death. Charles Darwin was so fascinated by earthworms, that he studied them for […]

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Gardening in February

Gardening in February February is the month when winter seems to have an icy grip on people and cabin fever sets in. The snow, the ice, the cold, and the wind seem to permeate every corner. For gardeners, it is still a bit early to start seeds, but it is not too early to get […]


Dodge County Master Gardener Association Meeting – February 26

Dodge County Master Gardener Association Next Meets on February 26th at 6:30 p.m. in Juneau Learn about tree disease and the invasion of the emerald ash borer. Dodge County Master Gardener Association will host Tim Eilbes, a Professional Landscape Architect licensed with the State of Wisconsin, at their next meeting on Thursday, February 26th at […]

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The Musclewood Tree

There is no question that landscapes are enhanced by the addition of trees. Certified Master Gardener Chris Jacobs addressed these assets in an excellent article, The Many Benefits of Trees, available at http://wimastergardener.org/sites/wimastergardener.org/files/locals/Dodge/articles/TheManyBenefitsofTrees-Nov2014.pdf . One thing to keep in mind when selecting a tree is diversity. When planting the same thing as all the neighbors, […]