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New, Red Japanese Painted Fern
Ferns are popular shade garden plants that add texture and interest to areas where many plants wont thrive. While the dominant color of ferns is green, the Japanese painted fern adds a silvery...
Simple, Safe Wasp Deterrent
Wasps and yellow jackets have a habit of ruining outdoor picnics and gatherings. They often build nests close to houses or in our yards and can become a nuisance when we try to use our outdoor...
Rose Hips May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis
Roses have been known for years to be not only beautiful but edible and medicinal as well. The rose hip, in particular, can be used in applesauce, soup, stew, marmalade, bread, pie, jam, and...
Native Ground Cover for Deep Shade
Ferns and hostas may make a big impact in shady areas, but don't overlook the beauty of smaller ground covers, especially when they burst into bloom like Meehan's mint. This native, creeping mint...
In the Garden
The last thing that comes to mind as we roll into the heat of summer is autumn, but it's time to start planning the fall vegetable garden. I love having succulent spinach and lettuce in the cool of the fall, not to mention carrots, beets, snap beans,...
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Shows & Events
Rotary Gardens Home Garden Tour Enjoy eight wonderful gardens in beautiful central Wisconsin on July 28, sponsored by the...
Clever Gardening Technique
Apple Bagging This simple method is giving organic backyard gardeners apples that are free of apple maggot...
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