Garden Design

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Childrens Garden at Green Bay Botanical Garden

Director of Horticulture Mark Konlock gives Shelley Ryan a tour of the Gertrude B. Nielsen Children's Garden at Green Bay Botanical Garden. The Peter Rabbit garden features a child-sized shed and fun-to-touch plants like kohlrabi and cosmos. Other child-friendly plantings include a maze, weeping mulberries, tall grasses and Rattlesnake Master. The pond hosts a collection of turtles and frogs.

Planting a Birdhouse Rooftop Garden

Using succulent plants, sedums and moss, Jan Zaborski from Winter Greenhouse in Winter, Wis., shows how to plant a rooftop garden on top of a functional birdhouse.

Bolz Conservatory

Tropical plants are the focus in Bolz Conservatory at Olbrich Gardens in Madison. Curator John Worth gives a tour of a garden, which also is home to birds, geckos and butterflies. Good candidates for houseplants include variegated ginger, Chinese evergreen, Dieffenbachia and orchids.

Wheelchair Accessible Garden

UW-Madison horticulturist, Dr. Astrid Newenhouse shows us how a functional, attractive and wheelchair accessible garden can be created on a budget with the use of recycled materials.

Garden Vignettes

Jim Wilson, co-owner of Winter Greenhouse in Winter, Wis., shows off his beautiful Zone 3 garden filled with plants like Pearl Achillea, Blue Dune Lyme grass, Marshall's Delight, Silver Queen Artemisia, Gloria Jean Yarrow and Summer Fairytale miniature rose.

New Plants for Urban Gardeners

Roy Klehm, co-owner of Klehm's Songsparrow Farm and Nursery in Avalon, Wis., shows off new and unusual plants that fit small areas. Plants shown include a selection of miniature hostas, dwarf conifers, Japanese maples, as well as Jervis hemlock and Rock Garden holly.

A Northern Wisconsin Garden - Winter Greenhouse

Shelley tours the Winter Greenhouse with co-owner Jim Wilson. The Winter Greenhouse specializes in zone 3 plants that are long-lived, long-blooming, low maintenance. Favorite plants include phlox, Monks Head, Tiger Eye sumac, bee balm, coneflowers coreopsis and Veronica. Wilson also points out plants with strong fall color such as geranium and burning bush.

Beloit Memorial Hospital's Rooftop Garden

Shelley Ryan visits a lush rooftop garden at Beloit Memorial Hospital. Just two years ago it was a barren third-floor, rock-covered space. Executive Director of Beloit Memorial Hospital Foundation Ann Sitrick tells the story of the garden.

Tree Peonies

Shelley Ryan travels to Avalon to learn about tree peonies and how to plant them with peony breeder Roy Klehm. Some tree peonies have blooms the size of dinner plates and they're quite hardy in Wisconsin. Favorites woody peonies include Lavender Grace, Garden of the Monastery and Toichi Ruby.

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