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2014 September Dodge County Master Gardener Volunteer Meeting Recap

2014 October DCMGV Meeting Recap 10/23/14 The last meeting of 2014 for Dodge County Master Gardeners featured Dr. James A. Reinartz from UW – Milwaukee. Dr. Reinartz’s presentation covered a significant number of charts, drawings, and photos. He presented scientific information to help his audience understand how shrubs and trees have the ability to survive […]

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Marcescent Leaves

It’s that time of year when the leaves are changing color and dropping onto our lawns. Even though it may seem like all the trees are losing their leaves, there are a few deciduous trees that hold onto their dried leaves throughout the winter. Marcescent (mahr-CESS-ent) is the term used to describe this type of […]

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Molds, Fungus, and Other Fun Things

Master Gardeners are frequently asked to identify plants, insects, diseases, and trees. Less frequently they are asked to identify seemingly foreign objects. One favorite question is when someone says that a foreign invader has entered their bark mulch. While nothing had been in this spot the day before, it now appeared as if a dog […]

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2014 September Dodge County Master Gardener Volunteer Meeting Recap

2014 September DCMGV Meeting Recap 9/25/14 The September Master Gardener meeting featured Patrick Ready who spoke about “Attracting Eastern Bluebirds.” Patrick Ready has been a bluebird trail monitor in Dane County for the past 14 years.  He manages five trails with the help of four other monitors.  For the past six years, Pat has been […]

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So Pretty, but So Invasive

So Pretty, but So Invasive The Dodge County Master Gardener Master Association opened the Master Gardener Help Line Thursday afternoons from June 5th-September 4th, 2014.  Nearly 40 inquiries were answered this season including those about diseased plants, general gardening, plant identification and insects with shady reputations.  People brought samples directly to the Administration Building, called […]

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August 2014 (Using Fresh Garden Produce)

Dodge County Master Gardeners customarily have a variety of subject matter at their monthly meetings.  The August meeting was no exception.  The guest speaker was Chef Chanse. Using fresh garden produce, he made a vegetable dish of cubed squash and zucchini sautéed in hot butter.  After browning he added salt, Lawry’s seasoning, thyme, raisins, honey, […]

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