Make the most of springtime gardening

You might harvest more than flowers and fresh vegetables by working outside in your garden. Research shows that nurturing a garden in your backyard, or even in a school or community garden, offers additional benefits.

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What the new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone map means to gardeners

Gardeners and growers rely upon the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Plant Cold Hardiness Zone Map to determine which plants will likely survive their winter temperatures according to Laura Jull, University of Wisconsin-Madison Associate Professor/UW-Extension Specialist for Woody Ornamentals. The USDA Agricultural Research Service and Oregon State University recently released a new, more detailed version of this map, replacing the older 1990 version.

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Spring into gardening by pruning trees now

Contact: Barb Larson, 262-857-1945, barbara.larson@wisc.edu Bill Wright, (920)391-4658, bill.wright@ces.uwex.edu Are you anxious to get started in the garden? Although it’s too early to begin many outdoor garden chores, it is the perfect time for pruning fruit trees according to University of Wisconsin-Extension Kenosha County horticulture educator Barb Larson. Fruit trees may be lightly pruned at […]

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