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Improving Apple Tree Fruit Production

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI             Have you ever waited in great anticipation for that first juicy apple to bite into only to feel terrible disappointment at your tree’s lack of blossoms or fruit? Having an apple… Continue Reading “Improving Apple Tree Fruit Production”

Preventing Tree and Shrub Winter Damage

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI Damage inflicted to trees and shrubs during the winter can drastically stunt their growth during the following summer. Oftentimes winter injury goes unnoticed until spring or even late summer when it’s often… Continue Reading “Preventing Tree and Shrub Winter Damage”

Hydrangea WInter Care Part2

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI Now is the time to determine the best course of action for helping your hydrangeas weather the winter. Last week’s article discussed the level of winter protection required for your hydrangea. This… Continue Reading “Hydrangea WInter Care Part2”

Hydrangea Winter Care – Part 1

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI With the air turning chilly and the snow beginning to fall, it’s time to tuck your garden in for a long winter’s nap. As you are checking off some of the winterizing… Continue Reading “Hydrangea Winter Care – Part 1”

Garden Winterizing

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI As fall temperatures continue to drop, winterizing your outdoor spaces becomes the task at hand. Cleaning up around your garden can go a long way toward preventing disease and pest outbreaks the… Continue Reading “Garden Winterizing”

Common Fall Leaf Problems

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI             As you are enjoying the autumn colors, perhaps you are also noticing changes that may concern you in the leaves of your trees and shrubs. Have you seen your evergreen needles… Continue Reading “Common Fall Leaf Problems”

Fall Is A Great Time To Plant

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI Autumn is upon us but that doesn’t mean that your planting season has to end. In fact, in some ways fall planting can be more beneficial than spring planting.  Fall planting takes… Continue Reading “Fall Is A Great Time To Plant”

Planting for Winter Interest

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI Even when the winter months turn your garden into an all-white portrait, you can still add splashes of color. When choosing plants for winter landscape consider shapes, textures, evergreen foliage, exfoliating bark,… Continue Reading “Planting for Winter Interest”

Plant Now For Spring Color

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI If you want your garden to burst out of winter looking fabulous now is the time to add plants for bright pops of spring color! The following popular, low maintenance, and hardy… Continue Reading “Plant Now For Spring Color”

planting Bulbs for Spring Color

By: Sue McConnell – Retail Team – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI One of the most welcome sights in spring are masses of beautiful, brightly colored tulips and other spring bulbs. Red, yellow, pink, and shades of purple, along with white, brightens our… Continue Reading “planting Bulbs for Spring Color”