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Zinnia – A Happy Little Face in the Garden

Perennials are plants that persist for multiple seasons. Generally the top part of the plant will die back in the fall or winter, but the root will remain and new plant growth will appear the following spring. Many gardeners prefer perennials since they do not have to be planted every year. Annuals on the other […]

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July 2015 Dodge County Master Gardener Meeting Recap

2015 July DCMGV Meeting Recap 7/23/15 The July program was a tour of the BrynTeg Farm by Gary and Caryl Watterson. The acreage of BrynTeg Farm has been in the same family since 1963. They use all-natural, time-tested growing processes: vegetables, herbs, and most fruits are grown free of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers and the […]

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June 2015 Dodge County Master Gardener Meeting Recap

2015 June DCMGV Meeting Recap 6/25/15 The June Master Gardener Meeting featured veterinarian Dr. Vicky Smith. Her practice is at Wyllow Pet Hospital in Beaver Dam. Dr. Smith’s topic was “Pets and the Garden.” In her PowerPoint presentation and accompanying handout, she focused on three areas: safety, environmental enrichment and coexistence of pets and plants. […]

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May 2015 Dodge County Master Gardener Meeting Recap

2015 May DCMGV Meeting Recap 5/28/15 The subject of the Dodge County Master Gardener Association program was Composting. Carol Shirk and Diane Hemling, both Master Gardeners and Master Composters, shared what they have learned about composting through their formal training and from their own experiences. Carol and Diane began their presentation with two pre-tests. One […]

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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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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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February 2015 Dodge County Master Gardener Meeting Recap

February 25, 2015  DCMGV Meeting Recap The February Master Gardener meeting featured Tim Eilbes, a professional Landscape Architect licensed with the State of Wisconsin. With more than 12 years of experience Tim presented a power-point program that focused on three major areas: Common Tree Diseases Common Ash Tree Problems and Diseases Emerald Ash Borer View […]

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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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