February Gardening

Between the weather and the new garden items arriving daily, it is feeling more like spring is just around the corner. The weather has been absolutely excellent! On the best weather days of February, we can be outside working in our yards. On the worst of these days, we can begin to plan what we…

Read More

Great Backyard Feeder Count

I mentioned in a past blog that February was National Bird Feeding Month. Having bird feeders or placing them in your yard will increase your chances of counting birds for a great conservation project you can take part in. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the Audubon Society, and Bird Studies Canada would like you to…

Read More

Healthy Plants = Less Disease, Fewer Insect Pests

I attended a class recently, for landscape industry professionals, and heard some excellent advice for managing disease and insect problems in your yard. The two speakers I heard are part of the lead team at the UW-Extension Plant Disease Diagnostic Clinic in Madison. The first speaker, Phil Peletari (Insect Diagnostic Lab, http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/diaglab), spoke about insect…

Read More