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Escape Winter in Wisconsin (Vicariously)

Do you wish you could go to Costa Rica and learn about the plants, birds, and ecology of the various tropical environments there, but couldn’t join the MG tour going there this January? You can follow along with the tour as Susan recaps the daily adventures on the MG blogsite. Look for the first post on January 29th and a new one every day (generally in the evenings, although there is one place that is too remote to have internet access, so there will be no posts for sure on the evenings of Jan 31 and Feb 1) until we head home on the February 7th.


Winter Pruning

Almost all plants need some type of maintenance, and trees and shrubs are no exception. These woody plants will generally be healthier and more attractive if pruned appropriately. The best time for pruning deciduous trees and shrubs is in the winter, when they are leafless. To learn more about pruning trees and shrubs, read this article...

Hosta of the Year 2015: ‘Victory’

Each year the American Hosta Growers Association chooses one plant to feature as the Hosta of the Year. For 2015, this honor goes to ‘Victory’, a giant cultivar with substantial green and yellow variegated leaves. Find out more about this slug-resistant cultivar with an upright vase shape by reading this article...

Perennial of the Year 2015, Geranium xcantabrigiense ‘Biokovo’

Looking for a beautiful, versatile, deer-resistant perennial with 3-season interest? The Perennial Plant Association’s Perennial of the Year 2015 may be for you.  With pink flowers in spring, glossy green foliage that turns red in the fall, Geranium ‘Biokovo’ makes an excellent ground cover. To learn more about this tough garden plant, read this article...

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