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UW-Extension Offers Many Gardening Publications

UW-Extension Offers Many Gardening Publications

Winter is often the time when people start planning their garden for the coming year looking for new ideas and recommendations. To find gardening information focused specifically to Wisconsin’s climate, soil types, and growing season, go to the UW-Extension Learning Store.  The UW-Extension Learning store offers publications written by UW-Extension staff on many gardening topics […]

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Snow Loads on Branches Can Cause Damage

Snow Loads on Branches Can Cause Damage

While the snow looks beautiful resting on tree and shrub limbs, it can be quite heavy and in some cases can cause damage. Upright varieties of arborvitae, yew, and juniper are especially prone to damage from heavy ice and snow loads. When possible, brush off ice and snow using an upward sweeping motion to prevent […]

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UW-Extension Local Government Center Offers Programs on “Tax Incremental Financing” and “Updating Your Comprehensive Plan”

UW-Extension Local Government Center Offers Programs on “Tax Incremental Financing” and “Updating Your Comprehensive Plan”

The UW-Extension Local Government Center, which provides local government education, is offering two programs in January as part of their Wis-Line Teleconference Series. On January 5th the topic will be “Tax Incremental Financing (TIF)”. On January 14th the topic will be “Updating Your Comprehensive Plan”. The program on Tax Incremental Financing will provide a brief […]

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UW-Extension Local Government Center Offers February Wis-Line Programs on “Wisconsin Legislative Preview” and “Shoreline Zoning Update”

UW-Extension Local Government Center Offers February Wis-Line Programs on “Wisconsin Legislative Preview” and “Shoreline Zoning Update”

The UW-Extension Local Government Center, which provides local government education, is offering two programs in January as part of their Wis-Line Teleconference Series. On February 2nd the topic will be “Wisconsin Legislative Preview”. On February 11th the topic will be “Shoreline Zoning Update”. The program on “Wisconsin Legislative Preview” will feature representatives from Wisconsin’s three […]

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Amaryllis Bulbs Make Wonderful Holiday Gifts

Amaryllis Bulbs Make Wonderful Holiday Gifts

Amaryllis bulbs are a welcome sight during a cold winter with their large, colorful long-lasting flowers. If you can provide the right conditions, it’s not hard to maintain the plants after flowering in order to get them to re-bloom the following year. To learn more about these bulbs including care tips, see http://bit.ly/1BZcSuH  

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Poinsettias – Tips for Care and Success

Poinsettias – Tips for Care and Success

Poinsettias are a beautiful addition to any home or office.  With proper care, they can last well past the holiday season. Poinsettias love a bright and sunny location.  Without bright light, the colorful bracts and green leaves will lose their luster and dry out quickly.  In a good spot, they’ll retain their color for months. Poinsettias do […]

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Tips for Selecting and Caring For Your Live Christmas Tree

Tips for Selecting and Caring For Your Live Christmas Tree

Selecting a Tree: If you cut your own Christmas tree, you’ll always get a fresh one.  If you buy a tree at a lot, select it carefully. The following tips will help you make sure you pick a fresh tree:  All Christmas trees have the ability to hold their needles for several weeks, if you […]

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4-H Wisconsin Hall of Fame Inductees

4-H Wisconsin Hall of Fame Inductees

Two outstanding volunteers from Waukesha County, Betty Otter and Sandee Gross (pictured below left), have been inducted in the WI Hall of Fame.  Tamie Koop (pictured below right), was also inducted, and she is the former Waukesha County 4-H Youth Development Educator.  In recognition of the Centennial, Wisconsin started a 4-H Hall of Fame.  Betty, […]

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Have You Always Wanted to Be a Vegetable Farmer?

Have You Always Wanted to Be a Vegetable Farmer?

The Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers, a three-day workshop for anyone planning to start a fresh market vegetable farm, will be offered January 9-11, 2015 on the UW-Madison campus. The program, now in its 17th year, serves new and beginning farmers seeking to grow and market fresh produce. The focus of the program is […]

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