Poison Ivy 3

Poison Ivy

Summer is the time to enjoy outdoor family activities with no regrets.   Poison ivy can put a damper on the fun if accidental exposure occurs. The rash from poison ivy, oak, and sumac is due to an allergic reaction to urushiol, a sticky oil produced by these plants. All parts of both living and dead […]

Tamarak Tree 4 (Large)

The Tamarack Tree

The Tamarack Tree Because of the expected demise of the ash trees, many home owners are investigating different options for landscape trees. Wisconsin has a variety of both deciduous and coniferous trees. Deciduous trees are hardwoods that lose their leaves seasonally. Conifers are soft wood trees that keep their needles, with one mighty exception: the […]

Administration Building educational gardens 2

Dodge County Administration Building Educational Display

The Educational Display Garden at the Dodge County Administration Building in Juneau is looking good. Interested in what’s blooming? All plants are labeled with a plant marker and information about each plant can be found at http://dodge.uwex.edu/…/Administration-Building-Gardens-Plant-Descriptions.pdf

Highway Deprartment education garden 1

Dodge County Highway Department Building Educational Gardens

The Educational Display Garden at the Dodge County Highway Department is progressing nicely (it was planted last year). All plants are identified with a plant marker and more information on the individual plants can be found at: http://dodge.uwex.edu/files/2010/06/Highway-Department-Building-Landscaping.pdf

Perennial Gardens in the Rather's Beaver Dam home_opt

The Perennial Garden

The Perennial Garden Master Gardener Volunteers are often called upon for landscaping advice. Invariably the preference is for a “no maintenance” perennial garden. Unfortunately that type of garden does not exist in the real world. Low maintenance, yes. No maintenance, no. The use of perennials will substantially decrease the amount of time, labor, and long-term […]

Tomatoes on the vine

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 […]