Wisconsin Gardener Segments tagged as Garden Basics
At Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, meet the tough and colorful annual — Moss Roses — that is the perfect solution for hot, dry locations.
What will thrive in tomorrow's gardens? University of Wisconsin-Madison climatologist Michael Notaro defines climate change and how it will likely affect gardening in Wisconsin.
We talk about how climate change will affect the future for gardeners, but it's already here. Dr. Laura Jull introduces the new U.S.D.A. Plant Cold Hardiness Zone Map for Wisconsin from the D.C. Smith Greenhouse on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
In Mineral Point in southwest Wisconsin, visit a true garden oasis where an auto salvage yard once existed. Where once there were old gas tanks the owners now grow blueberries. Talk about problem solvers.
Soil scientist Doug Soldat takes the mystery out of soil pH and shows how to acidify soil, essential to growing rhododendrons and other acid loving plants in alkaline soils.
Drought does far more than turn our lawns brown and crunchy. Severe drought has far-reaching impacts that can affect full-grown trees for years to come. Learn what to water, and what not to water, during a drought.
At a challenging yard in Oregon, Ed Lyon, director of Allen Centennial Gardens, shares his tips for planting the right plant in the right place. He even has success under walnut trees! We’ll also learn how to read a plant label.
Many people think you need lots and lots of water to maintain a healthy green lawn. Doug Soldat puts this myth to rest and shows how to minimize water usage and still have great looking green grass.
Do you know how to tell which plants have a better chance of surviving in your back yard? At the The Flying Pig in Algoma we’ll learn how to buy plants that will live in our specific growing conditions.
Join us as we visit Avalon, Wisconsin, where we learn about trees that have remained virtually unchanged from millions of years ago. They’re hardy and easy to grow.