5 Fruit Trees You Can Easily Grow

5 Fruit Trees You Can Easily Grow

Fresh Produce at Your Fingertips Isn’t it amazing to wake up to the sweet smell of nature, the rustling of leaves, and the anticipation of biting into a juicy, ripe fruit plucked straight from your own backyard? There’s something magical about plucking a sun-kissed fruit straight from the tree and taking that first, delicious bite. Imagine having that experience right in your own backyard!  In today’s post, we’ll be sharing with you five fruit trees you can plant to transform your backyard into a bountiful oasis. So grab a trowel and put on your gardening gloves. Let’s turn your outdoor […]

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Broccoli Gardening Guide

Broccoli Gardening Guide

Welcome to the world of broccoli gardening, where vibrant green heads of nutrition and flavor flourish in your own backyard! This gardening guide is your gateway to cultivating these wholesome cruciferous gems, whether you’re a seasoned horticulturist or a budding green thumb. Discover the secrets to nurturing healthy seedlings, and creating an optimal growing environment. From essential care tips to pest management and harvest techniques, our guide equips you with all the knowledge needed to grow bountiful broccoli crops. Get ready to embark on a delicious and rewarding journey of cultivating this versatile superfood! Broccoli Care At A Glance Broccoli […]

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Easy Tips For Vegetable Harvest & Storage 

Easy Tips For Vegetable Harvest & Storage 

If you are like me, your garden is full of produce ready to be picked, and you may find yourself overwhelmed with everything that is ripening at once. Fortunately, most vegetables can be stored or preserved until you are ready to eat them. Preserving The Vegetable Harvest If you are hoping to keep vegetables longer, consider preserving them by freezing, drying, canning, or pickling. The steps to preserving them are more complex than simply storing them, but you can have a stable supply of vegetables all winter! You can freeze nearly any vegetable to keep them good for eating. Blanching […]

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7 Spectacular New Irises for 2023

7 Spectacular New Irises for 2023

German Bearded Iris, scientifically known as Iris germanica, is a magnificent and highly sought-after flower. Renowned for its breathtaking beauty, this perennial plant boasts large, vibrant blooms in a myriad of colors, ranging from delicate pastels to bold, saturated hues. The distinguishing feature of the German Bearded Iris is its “beard,” a row of fuzzy, elongated petals that adds an intriguing touch to its already enchanting appearance. With their elegant form and captivating fragrance, German Bearded Iris flowers are not only a favorite among garden enthusiasts but also a popular choice for stunning floral arrangements and bouquets. About Town German […]

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How To Prevent & Control Weeds

How To Prevent & Control Weeds

Each year is different in the garden, but you can always count on weeds showing up. The definition of a weed is simply this: A plant that is out of place. This means you can have good plants that become weeds or are always considered weeds. An example is wild violets, which are desirable natives for some gardeners, but a weed for others. Today we’ll be looking at plants considered weeds by most gardeners, along with information on managing them. We’ll always encounter weeds, but we can minimize their presence in the garden by taking steps to make the landscape […]

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Creating Firework-Inspired Floral Displays

Creating Firework-Inspired Floral Displays

Fireworks have long been a captivating spectacle, filling the night sky with bursts of vibrant colors and mesmerizing patterns. Their ability to create a sense of awe and wonderment has inspired artists and designers in various fields. One such creative endeavor is the fusion of fireworks and floral displays, resulting in stunning arrangements that capture the essence of fireworks’ magic. Let’s explore the art of creating firework-inspired floral displays, bringing the beauty and energy of fireworks into the realm of botanic artistry. Choosing the Right Flowers To achieve a firework-inspired floral display, selecting the right flowers is crucial. Opt for […]

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Year of the Black-eyed Susan

Year of the Black-eyed Susan

The coming year is going to be a good year for an old-fashioned favorite. Black-eyed Susan, botanically known as Rudbeckia, has been named the perennial plant of the year by two of the gardening industry’s most prestigious plant organizations. Specifically, the garden hybrid known as American Gold Rush, has been named Perennial Plant of the Year by the Perennial Plant Association. Additionally, The National Garden Bureau has proclaimed 2023 as the Year of the Rudbeckia. Quite an honor for such a traditional, longtime favorite. Easy To Grow Perennial Black-eyed Susans are one of the easiest to grow-garden plants. They will grow […]

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Controlling Common Vegetable Garden Pests

Controlling Common Vegetable Garden Pests

If you’ve grown veggies before, you understand the satisfaction of harvesting the fruits of your labor. But you also know the struggles of dealing with insect pests intent on consuming the harvest for you. Each type of vegetable is prone to certain insect pests, so it’s crucial to scout your crops to minimize their impact regularly. Today we’ll look at common insect pests and how to manage them in your garden. Keep in mind these are only some insect pests you may encounter, and most insect species are beneficial for your plants. To learn more about insect pests, head to […]

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The Beauty of Orchids

The Beauty of Orchids

The orchid year has already begun and throughout Wisconsin, a variety of late spring and early summer native orchids are now in bloom.  Wisconsin boasts up to 40 species of native wild orchids, along with one exotic, invasive orchid species. These can be found in many areas of the state.  The orchids of late spring and early summer are a beautiful and elegant bunch. To find most of them, you must be willing to explore deep into some of our thickest tamarack and spruce bogs, filled with ticks and mosquitoes. And, of course, you’ll likely get pretty wet. If you’re […]

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New 2023 Summer/Fall Garden Catalog Review

New 2023 Summer/Fall Garden Catalog Review

As the warmth of summer settles in and the vibrant colors of spring begin to fade, it’s important not to forget that the gardening journey doesn’t end there. Summer and fall bring their own unique opportunities to cultivate nature’s beauty and harvest a bountiful harvest. While the scorching sun may pose challenges, it also offers a chance to grow heat-loving plants like tomatoes, peppers, and sunflowers. Embrace the longer days and create an oasis of green with vibrant flowers, cascading vines, and luscious foliage. And as the leaves start to fall, don’t let the fading light dampen your gardening spirit. […]

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