Gardening

Environment
2:31 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Gardening Tips For Fall in Wisconsin

Fort Tryon Fall Gardens
Credit Lionel Martinez / Flickr

The weather has made a statement - summer is behind us. 

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Gardening
3:17 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Put on Your Gardening Gloves! Three Cold Weather Chores You Can Do Now

Gardening expert Melinda Myers says you can plant until the ground freezes.
Credit Deb Collins/Flickr

With the recent snow and single-digit wind chills, most of us have already packed away our gardening gloves. But Lake Effect gardening contributor Melinda Myers says there's still work to be done.

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Environment
2:34 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Fall Gardens: Container Plants are the Way to Go

Contained plants can be adorned with fall decorations.
Credit pinke, flickr

With the changing of the season, temperatures are getting colder and plants are facing fluctuating temperatures.

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Environment
2:24 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Gardening for All Five Senses

Melinda Myers shows us how to garden with more than just sight in mind.
Credit Melinda Myers

Amid the lively chaos at the Wisconsin State Fair lies a little oasis with cooler temperatures and greener horizons.

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Books
2:49 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Early Settlers' Historical Gardens Grow Again

The Pedersen farm kitchen garden, in the Danish section of Old World Wisconsin, is one of the historical gardens featured in Marcia Carmichael's book.
Credit Gerald H. Emmerich Jr., "Putting Down Roots"

Wisconsin's early settlers didn't plant gardens for decoration - they were their primary food sources.

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Arts & Culture
2:30 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

3 Gardening Tips for Balancing Beauty and Abundance

Overgrown Russian sage
Credit LibraryRachel/Flickr

The imminent Independence Day holiday is another milepost in the annual gardener’s calendar. 

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Regional
12:09 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Gardeners Rejoice! This Cool Weather Is Great for Grass

So it felt like Spring for a while there, didn’t it?  Our run of nice, warm weather was a welcome one, especially on the heels of what had been a very cool, very wet start to the season.

The gardeners among us may have been tempted by the reprieve in the deluge to go out and get some planting and pruning done.  But was that a wise move?  And what has this soggy season meant to our lawns?

Lake Effect gardening contributor Melinda Myers says don't worry.

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