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Siberian and Blue Flag Irises

By: Lucinda Miller – Grounds Crew and Science educator (retired) – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI As mentioned in previous articles, irises are among the many perennials that are ideal to plant in the fall. Planting and dividing irises, along with specifics about… Continue Reading “Siberian and Blue Flag Irises”

German Bearded Irises

By: Lucinda Miller – Grounds Crew and Science educator (retired) – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI Autumn is the perfect time to plant and divide perennials, especially irises. As mentioned in last week’s article, Bloch’s Farm has a wide variety of irises, including… Continue Reading “German Bearded Irises”

Fall Iris Planting

By: Lucinda Miller – Grounds Crew – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI Autumn is an ideal planting time for Wisconsin gardens and landscapes. It is the perfect time to divide perennials, remove any diseased specimens, augment soil, and rearrange our outdoor spaces. The… Continue Reading “Fall Iris Planting”

Fall Bulbs

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI One of the most welcome sights in spring are masses of beautiful, brightly colored spring bulbs. Red, yellow, pink, and shades of purple, along with white, brightens our yards and landscapes after… Continue Reading “Fall Bulbs”

More Composting Methods

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI There are several different methods of composting fruit and vegetable scraps from your kitchen.  Depending upon your gardening situations, you may want to try a few different methods. Some involve producing and… Continue Reading “More Composting Methods”

Composting Methods

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI There are a variety of methods of composting for those who are interested in delving more into the science of soil. Perhaps you’d like to try hot or cool composting.  Hot composting… Continue Reading “Composting Methods”

Composting

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI Composting is a process by which organic waste decays and transforms into valuable soil. Compost is dark brown and fertile. It is an inexpensive and healthy alternative to expensive fertilizers. Not only… Continue Reading “Composting”

Fungal Problems

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI As you’ve been checking your outdoor plants for pests and diseases, have you noticed spots on the leaves of your trees, shrubs, or perennials? Have they been looking less than vigorous no… Continue Reading “Fungal Problems”

Mulch

By: Jennifer LaMontagne- Assistant Horticulturist- Bloch’s Farm- Green Lake, WI Adding mulch to your gardens or landscaped areas is highly recommended. A well mulched garden can lower your garden maintenance requirements and promote the health of your plants. Mulch is a layer of material… Continue Reading “Mulch”

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