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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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Protect Your Shrubs and Young Trees from Rabbits and Other Chewing Critters This Winter

Protect Your Shrubs and Young Trees from Rabbits and Other Chewing Critters This Winter

Now is a great time to protect your young trees and/or lower branches of your shrubs from damage by chewing rabbits, moles, or mice this winter. Surround the trees or shrubs with a plastic or wire fence that is one to two feet higher up the trunk than the expected snow levels.  Another alternative for […]

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Talkin’ Turkey

Talkin’ Turkey

  Follow these steps at the store and at home to make a safe and delicious Thanksgiving turkey!       At the store… Choose fresh or frozen turkey. Frozen turkey is available year round, especially around Thanksgiving. Fresh turkey should be purchased no more than 1-2 days before your holiday meal. Do not buy […]

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4-H November/December Clover Flyer

4-H November/December Clover Flyer

Read the latest Waukesha County 4-H news! Clover Flyer Nov Dec 2014 Featured in this issue… 2014/2015 Enrollment Promotion Program 4-H News: Get Involved!  Description of the Standing Committees VOLT!  Next training Wed, Nov 12, 7-9 PM, Waukesha Co. Administration Center, Rm 255 4-H Teen Council (formerly known as Junior Leaders)  Next meeting Mon, Nov 24, […]

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It’s Not Too Late to Treat Invasive Weeds!

It’s Not Too Late to Treat Invasive Weeds!

Do you have buckthorn growing in your yard? This invasive weed can be difficult to eliminate. Now is a great time to treat them with an herbicide. In fall, plants are moving their energy stores down into their roots. Treating now will  help move the herbicide to where it will be most effective – the […]

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