Brilliant foliage of Garden Phlox

The Fine, Fragrant Phlox

While the weather is now not conducive to gardening, it is a good time to plan for next year’s garden. It would be hard to find a landscape that could not accommodate phlox. This versatile, eye-catching perennial comes in a wide variety of colors and in both upright and low-growing types. There are sun-lovers and […]

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Zinnia

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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Common Purslane

Purslane: To Eat or Not to Eat

One of the bane’s of gardening is weed management. Some weeds fall into the “if you can’t beat them join them” category. Purslane is one of those weeds. Common purslane, Portulaca oleracea, is an edible weed. In fact, in many parts of the world, it is cultivated because of its high nutrient value. It has […]

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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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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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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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