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UW-Extension Local Government Center is Offering Two Programs in July

The UW-Extension Local Government Center (LGC), which provides local government education, is offering two programs in July. “2015 Board of Review (BOR)” training can be viewed at your convenience (on DVD). Learn about BOR fundamentals and portrayal of a BOR hearing from start to finish. After each segment a panel of local government experts explains […]

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Viburnum Leaf Beetle Found in Northern Milwaukee County

The viburnum leaf beetle (VLB), Pyrrhalta viburni, is an invasive pest of European origin. It was detected in Canada in 1947 and in New York State in VLB can now be found scattered across much of the northeastern part of the country. In 2014, VLB was detected on a viburnum bush in northern Milwaukee County. This June other […]

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Water Is Essential for Container Garden Success

Lack of water is the number one cause for the failure of container gardens. Check containers daily to see if they are dry. Temperature, wind, sun, and container type and size will all affect watering frequency.  Water thoroughly until the water drains through the bottom of the pot and do not let plants sit in […]

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Dames Rocket, an Invasive Plant, is Blooming Now

You have probably noticed dame’s rocket beautiful blooms, but did you know that this beautiful plant is also invasive? Dame’s rocket was introduced to North America in the 1600’s.  It is often found in moist, wooded areas, but has the ability to also invade open areas. The plant’s three-month-long blooming period and ability to set […]

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Waukesha’s Tower Hill Neighborhood to Hold Spring Event

Residents of Waukesha’s Tower Hill Neighborhood will be gathering on Saturday morning, May 16th from 9 to 11 AM at Parkview Park located on the corner of Madison Avenue and Randall Street for a spring neighborhood event. (Tower Hill neighborhood is located near Waukesha Memorial Hospital in Waukesha.)  This event was organized for residents to […]