Wisconsin Garden Expo

Dealing With Drought: Repair and Prevention

Doug Soldat, Assistant Professor, UW-Extension, Madison, discusses strategies to minimize drought damage on lawns and explains the current techniques for repairing drought-damaged areas.

Creating an Edible Landscape

Samantha Peckham, Horticulturist, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, explains how to transform your existing landscape into a place where herbs, fruit and vegetables thrive among existing perennials, trees and shrubs.

Annual Grasses for the Garden and Container

Mark Dwyer, Director of Horticulture, Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville, discusses a wide range of choices of showy, annual grasses that you can add to your garden or container garden.

Square Foot Gardening

Lisa Johnson, Horticulture Educator, UW-Extension, Dane County, explains the theory behind square foot gardening and how to create your own garden. Johnson discusses what to plant, what materials to use to build raised beds, and how to reap the highest yield per square foot.

Your Lawn: Organic, Conventional, or In-Between

Sharon Morrisey, Horticulture Agent, UW-Extension, Milwaukee County, discusses a wide spectrum of choices for lawn maintenance. Morrisey introduces options--whether you prefer low maintenance, high maintenance, organic or synthetic.

Gardening With Native Plants in the Northwoods

Patrick Goggin, Lake Specialist, UW-Extension Lakes Program, shares his knowledge of how to choose appropriate plants, how to maintain them and offers propagation tips for gardening in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Vegetable Production Using Open Raised Beds – Ep. 684

Noel Valdes, the owner of CobraHead LLC, demonstrates how to make and maintain an open raised-bed garden using simple tools and minimal inputs, including bed preparation, planting, crop rotation, composting and crop-protection techniques.

Birdscaping in the Midwest - Ep. 687

Mariette Nowak, the president of the Kettle Moraine Chapter of Wild Ones, discusses how to increase the number and variety of birds in your yard by growing native plants offering natural habitat and a yearlong smorgasbord of berries, nuts and seeds. Gardeners can play a vital role by preserving and restoring native communities, which can support birds and other wildlife.

Hostas and Friends - Ep.686

Lisa Johnson, a horticulture educator for the Dane County UW-Extension, introduces some newer varieties of hostas and the annual, perennials, shrubs and trees that compliment them.

Deep Mulch Gardening – Ep. 685

Roger Reynolds, the owner of Infiltrating Landscapes, discusses the deep-mulch gardening style that works on clay, sandy, rocky or good soil and requires no tilling and almost no digging or weeding.

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