Wisconsin Gardener Segments tagged as Garden Basics
Join UW-Extension Soils Specialist Sherry Combs to learn how to test soil and how to compost properly.
Discover how to take slips, or cuttings, from plants in your garden to grow herbs indoors during the winter.
Tour horticulture professor Dennis Stimart's native woodland garden. Highlights include trillium, virginia bluebell, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, bloodroot and bellwort.
Enhance your landscape by giving it life and color during the long winter months. Dr. Ed Hasselkus introduces us to varieties of dwarf and full size conifers that do well in the Wisconsin climate.
Learn how to choose an ornamental crabapple tree. Dr. Ed Hasselkus explains the importance of fruiting qualities, disease resistance, shape and size.
Learn what the terms top dress, side dress and broadcast mean in reference to fertilizing your garden. UW-Extension's Soil Scientist Sherry Combs explains how you should add nutrients to your garden.
Learn about alternatives to a traditional manicured lawn from Neil Diboll of Prairie Nursery. Slow growing, draught resistant fine fescues are environmentally friendly and require little maintenance.
Narrow down the numerous choices of lilacs and choose the right one for your garden. Master Gardener Pat Connors offers tips to help you decide what will work best in your yard.
Choose your seeds for spring planting using online gardening websites. Master Gardener Doris Kissler reviews some of her favorite gardening sites.
Join UW-Madison Soil Scientist Wayne Kussow as he explores the best methods for keeping your soil and lawn healthy.