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Holiday Decorating With Cut Greenery

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Assistant Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI Thankfully, besides the traditional Christmas tree, there are many simple ways to bring the beauty and aroma of evergreens into your home. To create beautiful garlands, wreaths, baskets, and other arrangements,… Continue Reading “Holiday Decorating With Cut Greenery”

Tree Planting Completion – Part 2

By: Jennifer LaMontagne- Assistant Horticulturist- Bloch’s Farm- Green Lake, WI For many varieties of shrubs and trees, fall is the perfect time for planting. Planting requires just a little planning and preparation for optimum growth. Last week, we shared helpful tips such as selecting… Continue Reading “Tree Planting Completion – Part 2”

Tree Planting Preparation – Part 1

By: Jennifer LaMontagne- Assistant Horticulturist- Bloch’s Farm- Green Lake, WI             Fall is the season when many of the plants, shrubs, and trees in our yards are completing their growing season and getting ready for a long winter’s nap. The cool temperatures and rains… Continue Reading “Tree Planting Preparation – Part 1”

Overwintering Tender Bulbs

By: Jennifer LaMontagne – Horticulturist – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI Now that winter is nearing, it’s time to think about saving your perennials. While some of your plants will be fine remaining in the ground, there are some bulbs, tubers, rhizomes, roots,… Continue Reading “Overwintering Tender Bulbs”

Top Natives to Support Biodiversity

By: Melissa Netzer – Lead Landscape Designer – Bloch’s Farm – Green Lake, WI Biodiversity (short for ‘biological diversity’) describes the whole variety of life on Earth including plants, animals, fungi and bacteria. It can also include the habitats in which these life forms… Continue Reading “Top Natives to Support Biodiversity”

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”