National Bird Feeding Month

One of my favorite hobbies, next to gardening, is bird watching. I have created a backyard habitat for birds in my yard, complete with certification by the National Wildlife Federation. I enjoy watching the seasons go by based on the migrations that take place through my “bird wayside”. February has been designated as National Bird…

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Plant Hardiness

Last week I discussed weather in Wisconsin. We have had quite the roller coaster of weather since then! I promised to write about plant hardiness this week. To have the most success when choosing a shrub, perennial, or tree, the plant must tolerate the year-round weather conditions it is exposed to, such as lowest and…

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Wisconsin Weather and Your Garden

Wisconsin weather, I have heard people tell me to just wait a few minutes and it will change. Just this week, we had rain and snow on the same day and now, extreme cold! I know there is no controlling the weather. We, as gardeners, do the best we can to maintain and grow our…

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Unraveling the Mystery of Fertilizers

I ran across an amazing resource I forgot I had. It is the Wisconsin Garden Guide by Jerry Minnich. It is a basic book an all things garden in Wisconsin. I highly recommend this book for gardeners, of all levels. This thought leads to my topic. He has a whole chapter on fertilizing plants. I…

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Plant Trivia

I hope you have all enjoyed the holiday season! Now that we are in the throws of winter (though you wouldn’t know it by the lack of snow and warm temps), I thought it would be fun to post some plant trivia. Just a “warm-up” for spring. (ha-ha) A pineapple is a berry. Almonds are…

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