Containers

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Ornamental Vegetable Containers

At the West Madison Agricultural Research Station, learn how  vegetables and herbs lend themselves to containers and the ratio of water, soil and fertilizer they'll need to flourish in those containers.

Fall and Winter Containers

In Green Bay, Jan Wos shows how to create wonderful container gardens for fall and winter. His motto is, "If it doesn't move, plant it." Wos has personally filled a grand piano, gold bags and suitcases with riots of plants. In this segment he tones it down a notch with more practical planting containers.

Fake Rock Containers

In Mt. Horeb, rock gardening enthusiast Ed Glover shows how to create a lightweight container that looks like it's made from solid rock.  They are durable, lightweight and more practical than real stone.

Creating a Picture Frame Garden

Jan Wos, owner of Mayflower Greenhouse in Green Bay, demonstrates how to create a picture frame garden and paint with plants.

Don't Touch It! Poison Ivy!

Judith Reith-Rozelle, Assistant Superintendent at the West Madison Ag Research Station, helps us learn about the spread of poison ivy plants, how to identify them and what to do if you come in contact with them. Shelley Ryan also a closer look at eco-friendly pots.

Colorful Winter Containers

On a visit to Björklunden Vid Sjön in Bailey's Harbor, Shelley Ryan learns how to create a winter wonderland garden from Caleb Whitney of Greenside Up Landscaping. Caleb creates whimsical garden theater with found objects and plants from the garden.

The Slow Food Movement

Visit Troy community gardens and learn about Slow Food movement with Susan Bolt of the local Madison chapter of the Slow Food movement. The movement focuses on all types of high-quality unique tasting foods that are being lost in out culture. Success stories include growing sorghum molasses, heirloom vegetables, producing heirloom root beer. Ryan also takes a closer look at plastic pots.

Plants that Go With Wine and Chocolate

In Green Bay, Shelley Ryan creates gorgeous containers using plants that complement the colors of wine and chocolate. Jan Wos from Mayflower Greenhouse in Green Bay shows how it's done.

Growing Plants without Dirt!

Learn to grow epiphytes – gorgeous artistic plants that prefer not to be in the soil. Caleb Whitney of Green Side Up Landscaping shows a wonderful selection of epiphytes and explains how to grow them. In addition, we invite you to take a closer look at clay pots.

Outdoor Woody Arrangements

At Star Valley Flowers in Soldiers Grove, Phil Mueller shows Shelley how to create colorful winter containers with berries, flowers and branches. Favorite plants for winter displays include dogwoods, curly willow, Fantail Willow  (Salix sachalinensis), Giant Pussy Willow  (Salix chaenomeloides), Flame Willow (Salix willow) and Winterberry (Ilex verticillala).

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