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Tomatoes, the Quintessential Garden Crop

It seems that tomatoes are the favorite vegetable for U.S. gardeners. Even people who don’t have a garden plot will put a plant or two in a container on their patio. And, why not? Tomatoes are easy to eat right off of the plant, are considered one of the world’s healthiest foods, come in a […]

Compost bin

Dodge County Master Gardener Association Meeting – May 28th

Dodge County Master Gardener Association Next Meets on May 28th at 6:30 p.m. in Juneau Learn about home composting. Dodge County Master Gardener Association will host Master Composters, Carol Shirk and Diane Hemling at their next meeting on Thursday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Dodge County Administration Building […]

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In Praise of the Praying Mantis

One of the most loved insects in the world and one of the most feared by other insects is the praying mantis. The family includes 2200 species in nine families around the world in both temperate and tropical climates. As a group, the preferred term for these insects is mantids, derived from the Greek word […]


Dodge County Master Gardeners Upcoming Projects

Dodge County Master Gardener volunteers provided 2394 hours of service to Dodge County in 2014. They are hard at work on a variety of projects for 2015. Please view the 2015 Master Gardener Projects list for upcoming activities/projects. This only covers the on going activities. Volunteers routinely work on single event projects as well.

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Virginia Bluebells

I have to admit, when it comes to spring flowers for the garden, my go-to choices are the crocus, daffodil, and tulip. A couple years ago, after doing some research, I decided to incorporate a few native spring wildflowers, including Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) into a small shade garden. It took a little time, but […]

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Monarch Butterflies and Milkweed

Over the last few years, you may have seen on TV or read an article about the decline of the monarch butterfly population. Researchers believe the population has decreased 80% in the last 20 years and is at a dangerously low level. In fact, 3 of the lowest overwintering populations have been recorded within the […]

Highway Dept Educational Garden

Dodge County Highway Department Building Educational Garden

In June 2014 the Dodge County Master Gardener Association (DCMGA) designed and installed an educational garden at the Dodge County Highway Department Building, 211 East Center Street, Juneau. This garden is located on the south side of the building near the east entrance. With a southern exposure, next to an exposed aggregate pre-cast concrete building, […]

Help Line

Ask A Master Gardener!

Dodge County Master Gardener Association and Dodge County UW-Extension announce the opening of the Ask A Master Gardener Helpline. Certified Master Gardener Volunteers will answer your questions about your yard, garden or plants every Tuesday morning from 9-noon and every Thursday afternoon from 1-4 pm, beginning Tuesday, May 5th. The Certified Master Gardener Volunteers will […]