Wisconsin Gardener Segments tagged as Garden Basics
Save your heirloom seeds and self-perpetuate your garden. Kent Whealy of Seed Savers Exchange demonstrates how.
Tour the Fields of Greystone, a daylily farm near Muscoda where Bill and Linda Lehman grow over 500 varieties of daylilies.
Join Dane County Extension Master Gardener Ann Munson as she shares tips for growing paper whites, Christmas cactus, and what to do with used Christmas trees.
Learn why pruning a small, young tree is better than pruning a larger, mature tree with Dane County Horticulturist Mike Maddux.
Join Shelley Ryan and Roy Klehm at Klehm’s Song Sparrow Farm and Nursery near Janesville. Roy explains that peonies are long-lived and well-suited to our region. He shares proper planting methods for both herbaceous and woody peonies. Herbaceous peonies in this program include Coral Charm, Chiffon Clouds, Little Song, Scarlet O'Hara and Sweet Shelley. Shelley also looks at Nike, a woody peony.
Join Ed Lyon, co-owner of the Stonewall Nursery in Oregon and the Director of Education for Olbrich Botanical Gardens as he introduces weeping trees that aren't willows.
Learn how perennials are staked in Great Britain. Jeff Eppings demonstrates the pea staking method at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison.
Prune grapevines in early spring with and Phillipe Coquard at Wollersheim Winery in Sauk City. Wine growers prune vines to maintain grape quality, to lengthen the vine’s life and to control the crop size. Coquard also shares planting and pruning tips for gardeners planting grapes at home.
Join Olbrich Botanical Garden Director of Horticulture, Jeff Epping, as he shows off a collection of smaller willows. He offers tips on how to prune the trees so they can be grown in small yards.
Join Patti Nagai, the horticulture educator for Racine County Extension, as she reveals the basics of plant sex. Patti explains the difference between male and female flowers on cucurbits such as cucumbers, melons, pumpkins and squash.