Virginia bluebells with Lungwort

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 […]

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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, […]

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Plant sale

Dodge County Master Gardener Association Perennial Plant Sale on May 16th

REMINDER! Dodge County Master Gardener Association Perennial Plant Sale on May 16th Sale also includes herbs, houseplants and vegetables. The Dodge County Master Gardener Association is hosting an Annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, May 16th at the Dodge County Administration Building in Juneau, at 127 E. Oak Street. The sale begins at 8 a.m. […]

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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 […]

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Nino Ridgeway

March 2015 Dodge County Master Gardener Meeting Recap

2015 March DCMGV Meeting Recap 3/26/15 The March Master Gardener meeting featured Nino Ridgeway, owner of ‘Herbs and Everlastings’ located at Barthel Fruit Farm in Mequon, WI. She is well known for her expert garden advice. She grows herbs, vegetable seedlings, perennials, unusual annuals, succulents, and more. Ms. Ridgeway’s topic for the evening was “Heirloom […]

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Lamb’s Quarter—A Spring Bounty

As the weather begins to moderate, a gardener’s fancy turns to planting, harvesting, and working the soil. It is hard to wait to taste that first bit of fresh picked bounty. Often, the first things to sprout are the weeds. And, many of those weeds are edible. Not only are they edible, they are powerhouses […]

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Oxalis

Wearin’ O’ Green

Wearin’ O’ the Green On a day when everyone becomes a little Irish, many will enjoy a pint of green beer, some corn beef and cabbage, take in a parade or two, or watch the Chicago River turn green. Another popular symbol of St. Patrick’s Day is the shamrock. It’s seen on jewelry, t-shirts, and […]

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