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Norfolk Island Pine

Norfolk Island Pine Looking for something a little different this year from the customary poinsettia to decorate your home or give as a gift? Try the Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria heterophylla). This formal looking plant is readily found at big box stores and local florists this time of year in various sizes and prices. These […]

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Master Gardeners 2015 Meetings

The Dodge County Master Gardener Association does not have regularly scheduled meetings in November or December. However, there is a new slate of exciting meetings on tap for 2015. From tree care to heirloom tomatoes to landscaping with natives and everything in between! Included in 2015 will be an on-farm tour of Bryn Teg Farm, a […]

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Ornamental Grass in the Winter Landscape (Large)

Ornamental Grasses

Although the calendar indicates it is still autumn, looking out the window, it appears to be winter. The landscape is filled with snow and has a beauty all of its own. If your landscape is flat and boring, perhaps some additions of ornamental grasses would be just the ticket. Ornamental grasses add stunning backdrops, height, […]

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Committee members: Lois Livens, Chris Jacobs, Carol Shirk, Wendy King, Judy Ann Studer and Sharon Fielder

Gardening for Gold – A Success!

The Dodge County Master Gardener Association hosted their first Gardening for Gold Fall Symposium on November 1st. The day-long event was held at the Horicon Marsh Education Center and was attended by gardening enthusiasts from all over Wisconsin. Those in attendance heard three informative and entertaining speakers: Rob Zimmer – A Garden for the Senses, […]

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Pumpkin Field Public Domain

It’s Pumpkin Time

It’s Pumpkin Time ‘Tis the season when tables are heavily laden, groaning with the blessings from garden bounty. Inevitably a pumpkin pie will make its way to the table and rave reviews will follow. Pumpkins originated in Central America. They range in size from the tiny, less than one pound, decorative ones to the giant […]

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Aloe, My Friend, Aloe

Aloe, My Friend, Aloe Does your thumb have more of a brown tinge than green? But, you would really like to have some plants to brighten your home? Consider one of the easiest to grow and most forgiving houseplants: the aloe. Aloe are succulents, meaning that they have thick, fleshy water storage organs. They are […]

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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

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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