Garden Design

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Longenecker Gardens

Visit Longenecker Gardens at the UW-Madison Arboretum with Professor Emeritus of Horticulture Ed Hassellkus. Longenecker Gardens has more than 2,500 species of trees and shrubs and one of the biggest collections of lilacs in the country. In 2010, Longenecker Gardens celebrates their 75th anniversary.

Container Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Bring hummingbirds to a deck or porch by creating containers with bird-attracting flowers. Jan Wos from Mayflower Greenhouse shares his experience and recommends a few plants, such as Cuphea cigar, various Salvia plants, hibiscus, Gartenmeister fuschia, "Angel Earrings," "Bellfire" begonia, Vinca "Illumination" and others. Learn the basics of caring for container gardens as well.Bring hummingbirds to a deck or porch by creating containers with bird-attracting flowers.

Creating A Garden For Butterflies

Ina Lukas, one of the owners of the Blooming Valley Nursery, shows how to create a habitat for butterflies. Providing food, water and shelter is the key. Plants of the milkweed genus, verbena bonariensis and butterfly bush serve as sources of food, while trees and grasses protect butterflies from extreme heat and sun during "roosting," the rest period that lasts for up to 14 hours each day.

The Daffodils of Lodi - A Living Memorial

On a spring visit to Lodi, Ryan stops to enjoy the daffodils and discovers how the community banded together to create a living memorial with the bright yellow blooms. Bill Haupt explains how the daffodils memorialize Dr. Lyle "Doc" Bohlman, a beloved resident known for the thousands of daffodils planted in his front yard.

A Sidewalk Prairie

Visit the garden of Master Gardener Kristi Siefert and explore the prairie garden in front of her house.

A Rock Garden Primer

Make the most of large rocks in your yard.  Jack Ferreri creates a rock garden by adding low growing and spreading plants.

Prairie Establishment

Join Brian Bader, plant propagationist, as he lays out the options for preparing your site for plants and seeds.

The After Picture

Visit the 20-year-old garden of retired UW-Madison Arboretum Ecologist Dr. Virginia Kline. This mature prairie garden uses differences in the terrain to highlight plants.

Miniature Portable Rock Gardens

Create a rock garden in a small space.  Barbara Cochrane uses smaller varieties of plants to create interesting rock gardens in containers around her yard.

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