Events

Interested in attending one of the following Master Gardener Volunteer programs? Some of the events are open to the public while others require advance registration.

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Last Updated March 11, 2019


On-Going Events & News Items

Master Gardener Volunteer LogoWear Clothing
The online store for clothing is now closed for the spring order.
Contact with questions or suggestions for the future.
Peg Schellin   pnschellin3@wi.rr.com  Bette Frangesch  bfrangesch@aol.com  Nancy Brandon gdquilter69@yahoo.com


Courtesy Items from Related Organizations

Boerner Botanical Gardens

Boerner Botanical Garden, our gem of the County Parks system, needs more volunteers to assist the horticulture staff at the gardens.
Volunteer on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 8:00 – noon throughout the growing season. Just go to the Visitor Center to sign-in and be directed to the area where they want you to work. Bring your standard gardening tools – trowel, weeder, pruner, kneeler, hat, water, sunscreen, insect repellent.    Boerner needs us, so thanks for your dedication.   For information /sign up :  414-525-5653  or info@fbbg.org

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Where Can I Recycle My Pots?

The following organizations are known at this time. 
If you are aware of additional locations, send the information to mgvjudy@gmail.com  and it will be posted here

Stein’s Garden and Home

Menards      (only Menards stores that have garden centers) are accepting nursery plastics for recycling.

Johnson’s Nursery Menomonee Falls
Link to their Recycle Page

Bayside Garden Center on Brown Deer Road 414-352-6159

The Oconomowoc Landscape &  Nursery –  N68 W37850 County Road K –  262-567-1777

Waukesha Floral and Greenhouse, 319 S. Prairie Avenue, Waukesha   (262) 542-8152



SEWMGV Upcoming Events

February 2019

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on February 1, 2019
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMGV Volunteer Opportunity Fair
Saturday February 2, 2019  9:00 am
The SouthEast WI Master Gardener (SEWMG) Volunteer Opportunity Fair will be held from 9 to 10:15 am.
MG Graduation will be at 10:30 am.  Graduation will start promptly at 10:30!
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

SEWMGV Educational Speaker
February 2, 2019   11:00 am-12:30 pm
Following the Volunteer Opportunity Fair and MGV Graduation,  Boerner Botanical Gardens, Upper Level
Please note that there is no January program, but there will be two February education programs.
Low Maintenance, Big Impact Landscape Plants, Melinda Myers
Ideas for easy care plants that add beauty to your landscape with minimal care.
Melinda will discuss annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs that are best suited to the area and its various growing conditions.
Plus, she’ll share plant combinations that are sure to maximize your garden’s beauty and provide enjoyment for years to come!
Click Here for Melinda’s Details and Biography 
Registration Link will be sent via email and also posted here.  Click for Registration Link.

SEWMG Monthly Member Meeting   RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 18 — SEE BELOW
Tuesday February 12 at 6:30 p.m.
This will be the first member meeting of the year.
We are working on the continuing education programming/training and will let you know as soon as the topic(s) are finalized.
After that hour, we are planning 30-40 minutes to discuss SEWMG matters. 

The location will be the Waukesha Administration Center downstairs in room G55-59 near the entrance to the cafeteria (our usual meeting room).
Enter through the main courtroom entrance with security.
Parking closest to the building no longer has time restrictions in the evening, so you can park there instead of across the street. 515 W Moreland Blvd, Waukesha.

 

SEWMG Educational Speaker
Saturday February 16, 2019  10:00 am to 11:30 am
George Radtke, Owner of W & E Radke Nursery in Germantown
“Perennial Landscaping and New Plants for 2019”
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
W196N9520 Cross View Way
Menomonee Falls,  WI
The improvement of plant genetics for today’s gardeners is advancing at an ever-increasing rate.  Despite a few hiccups along the way, many  of the newest perennials are indeed the best of their breed.  Perennial breeders have done an amazing job of improving plant habit, disease resistance, and “flower power.”  George will present many of the newest and best alternatives to old standbys, based on nursery trials and production at W. & /e, Radtke Perennial Nursery.
Click Here for Registration Link

SEWMG Monthly Member Meeting   Rescheduled Date
Monday February 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Elm Grove Public Library
13600 Juneau Blvd.
William J. “Pat” O’Neill Room 

The meeting room is downstairs in the Library. The Library is next to the Village Hall in a park area off Juneau Blvd., north of the Elm Grove village area and Watertown Plank Road. There is a turn north into the Park from Juneau Blvd. Go past the Fire Department and then past the Village Hall before turning left. The library is just past the Village Hall.

We will not have a full hospitality set up at this location, but you can bring food and drinks to the meeting.

Bring any type of books to donate – The library is having a book sale in early March. Help out a fellow MGV who heads up the Friends of Elm Grove Library and bring along any books you would like to donate.

The educational topic will be “Presentations by MGVs” – How do we get these outreach opportunities, what do we do with them, and how do they contribute to our communities?MGV Laurie Baker will help us feel comfortable conducting an educational presentation. Whether you have given presentations before or are new to the process, you should find this valuable. Laurie will start with an overview of the process when speaker requests come in and the presentations that are already available for use. She will also provide some public speaking pointers and introduce the new brochure on presentations.

Ann Wied, Extension Horticulture Educator, will discuss the different types of requests that come through office.  She will talk about the value of SEWMG educational presentations, feedback she has received regarding SEWMG presentations, and how all MGVs can help us find these outreach opportunities.

Jennifer Lazewski will provide her personal experiences on giving presentations to different community groups.

March 2019

SEWMGV  Our first trip of 2019
Friday March 8, 2019   10:30 am
Mitchell Park Conservatory, better known as The Domes
This will be a drive-yourself event and will only be open to MGVs in good standing.
We will get a behind the scenes tour through the County Greenhouse including a little history of the Domes.
Then we can enjoy the arid, tropical and show domes.
The special event in the show dome is called “Miniature Milwaukee” which is a garden train show thru a tiny Brew City with models like Miller Park and St Josaphat’s Basilica.
The cost is only $ 10.00.  We will meet at 10:00 on Friday March 8.   The tour will last about an hour and a half.
Registration will begin at 6 am Tuesday January 29.
If you have questions, please email Lindy Pawlak  m-pawlak@sbcglobal.net.

SEWMGV  Project/Committee day
Saturday March 9, 2019   9:30 am to  12 p.m
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Join us for our next Project and Committee Day at the Boerner Botanical Gardens Education and Visitor Center lower level in the morning on March 9, 2019.
We will have one session at 9:30-10:30 and another session at 11-12 with a hospitality suite open throughout the morning for socializing.
All meeting and project work done during these sessions count for volunteer hours.
Come and join your fellow MGV’s in working, learning and socializing together.

SEWMG Lifelong Gardening Committee Meeting
The Lifelong Gardening Committee will have a meeting  during the Project and Committee Meeting.
Saturday March 9, 2019   9:30 am to  12 p.m   Exact timing to be determined.
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Anyone is welcome to join our committee.  If you have any questions, contact the Chairwoman:
Ann Loper,  414-687-6854  orannloper@mac.com

SEWMG Educational Speaker
Southeastern Wisconsin’s Wildflower diversity and conservation Practices:
Julie Robson, Conservation Biologist,  Waukesha County
Tuesday March 19, 2019   6:30 pm to  8:00 pm
UW Extension Milwaukee Location  (Map to Office)   
6737 W. Washington St.  Suite 2202
West Allis,   WI  53214
PARKING:  Be sure to use Free Visitor Parking Area-just east of main entrance- if your visit is two hours or less. For any greater length of time, use other surface parking areas: the first two rows only just west of the building on W. Washington or surface parking east of the parking structure. Parking structure is restricted to building employees. Do not park in the large, mostly empty parking lot between Summit Place and 70th St. (except for first two rows). This is a private parking lot not connected with Summit Place. If you park there you will get ticketed. See a parking map at:https://milwaukee.uwex.edu/about-us/map/
From shaded mesic forests carpeted with spring ephemeral wildflowers, to the sprawling warm summer colors of tallgrass prairies, southeastern Wisconsin is a region rich in wildflower diversity. Its unique glacial geology, variety of habitat types, and location within Wisconsin’s ecological tension zone has resulted in a landscape containing some of the rarest plant communities and species in the State. Join Waukesha County’s Conservation Biologist to learn more about some of these important ecosystems and the species that rely upon them, and what you can do in order to help conserve them.
Registration Link will be sent via email and also posted here, about 2-3 weeks before Speaker Date

Garden Chairperson Forum
March 20 at 6:30 – 8 p.m. – Garden Chairperson Forum
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130

The annual Garden Chairperson Forum will take place on March 20 at 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the lower level of Boerner Botanical Gardens Education and Visitor Center.
Any MGV’s are welcome to attend and learn more about what we do in our approved garden projects.
At least one representative for each garden is expected to attend.
We will cover chairperson responsibilities, reveal the new garden educational sign program, and spend time in discussion groups talking about garden issues.

Realtor’s Home & Garden Show
MGV Topic:  “TLC for Trees”
Friday March 22, 2019 to Sunday March 24, 2019
Wednesday March 27,2019 to Sunday March 31, 2019
Volunteers will receive a packet of information with a map of the Expo Center.  The packet will explain locations and responsibilities for each volunteer.
We will have suggestions for dealing with Emerald Ash Borer, Evergreen diseases, Tar Spot and a host of other tree pests and diseases.  Additionally,we will share strategies for proper planting, watering, fertilizing, and pruning.  We will also share a list of recommended replacement trees should homeowners need to choose an alternate for a diseased or damaged tree on their property.  Be sure to stop by and visit this year!

Plant Sale Orientation Meeting
Thursday March 28 at 6:30 pm.  – Plant Sale Orientations Meeting
New Berlin Library    15105 W Library Ln,  New Berlin
It is plant sale time!  The orientation meeting for the plant sale will be on Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 pm.
This meeting is for anyone interested in helping with the plant sale in any capacity.
We will go over the information needed to get involved and answer questions you may have.
Hope to see you on the 28th.

April 2019

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on April 1, 2019
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMG Lifelong Gardening Committee Meeting
Wednesday April 3, 2019   6:30 pm to  8:30 pm
Elm Grove Library
13600 Juneau Boulevard
Elm Grove,  WI    Park View Room
Anyone is welcome to join our committee.  If you have any questions, contact the Chairwoman:
Ann Loper,  414-687-6854  orannloper@mac.com

SEWMG Educational Speaker
April 11, 2019   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Zach Steeno from Will Radler’s Gardens
Rose Hybridization and Trends in the Rose Industry
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Zach has worked in horticulture for most of his adult life; his hands have always been in the soil.  After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, he spent a year as the integrated pest management intern at Longwood Gardens before arriving at Will Radler’s Rose Innovations.  He has spent the last six years working under the guidance of Will.  As part of Zach’s work experience, he’s traveled internationally to meet, brainstorm and collaborate with some of the finest experts within the industry.  In 2018, Zach was awarded Greenhouse Product News magazine’s top 40 under 40 Rising Star Award in Horticulture and the American Rose Society.

May 2019

SEWMG Lifelong Gardening Committee Meeting
Wednesday May 1, 2019   6:30 pm to  8:30 pm
Elm Grove Library
13600 Juneau Boulevard
Elm Grove,  WI    Park View Room
Anyone is welcome to join our committee.  If you have any questions, contact the Chairwoman:
Ann Loper,  414-687-6854  orannloper@mac.com

SEWMGV  Project/Committee day
Saturday May 11, 2019   9:30 am to  12 p.m
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Join us for our Project and Committee Day at the Boerner Botanical Gardens Education and Visitor Center lower level in the morning on May 11, 2019.
We will have one session at 9:30-10:30 and another session at 11-12 with a hospitality suite open throughout the morning for socializing.
All meeting and project work done during these sessions count for volunteer hours.
Come and join your fellow MGV’s in working, learning and socializing together.

Master Gardener Perennial Plant Sale
Saturday May 18, 2019
Details will be added here and on the Plant Sale Page as they become available.

Annual trip to Jerry Nelson’s Classic Gardens
Wednesday May 29, 2019
Annual visit to Jerry Nelson’s Classic Gardens for a morning education program.  We are in the process of planning for this so check the next newsletter for details.  It is always a fun morning touring Jerry’s many unusual plants and maybe that collection of martagon lilies will be blooming this year.  Jerry was one of our original Master Gardeners and past president of the Racine/Kenosha MG group.  He has done a radio show in Racine and taught many classes at Parkside.  He has done this tour for us for many years now and we do appreciate the time he gives us.

June 2019

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on June 1, 2019
Send to Sandy Manning

International Master Gardener Conference
July 18, 2019 to July 21, 2019
Valley Forge, PA
Click  Here for Conference Link

July 2019

 

August 2019

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on August 1, 2019
Send to Sandy Manning

SEWMGV Summer Picnic
Thursday August 15, 2017
MGVs and MGV trainees: Join in the fun!!!
Mitchell Park Pavilion, Brookfield
(Rain or shine. We have reserved inside and outside pavilion areas.)
Appetizers and Drinks: 5:00 pm, Entrées: 6:00 pm
All beverages, entrées, picnic games and music will be provided.
Please bring a side dish, appetizer, or dessert to share with all.
We will have a book/magazine exchange.
So if you have garden books/magazines bring them to the picnic and exchange them with another MGV.
Print a Picnic Flier

MGV Summer Bus Trip
Friday August 23, 2019
We will be visiting Anderson Japanese Gardens in Rockford, one of the top 3 in the country.
We will have lunch there and then head to Janesville to tour Rotary Botanical Gardens, one of our Wisconsin gems.
It will be a great day!
Details in a future newsletter and posted here when available.

September 2019

 

October 2019

Newsletter Articles Due
Input and articles for the Newsletter are due on October 1, 2019
Send to Sandy Manning

Last Updated March 11, 2019