Allen Centennial Gardens in Winter

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Wintertime is a great time to look for galls on trees

With no leaves to block our view, winter allows us to see trunk and branch structure more clearly. We also sometimes see unusual growths, or galls, on tree trunks and branches. There are a variety of different causes, depending on the tree species.

Houseplants and your pets

In the depths of a Wisconsin winter, we rely on houseplants for some greenery in our lives. Hopefully, your pets aren’t doing the same. Many pets, especially cats, like to nibble on leaves of houseplants, which can be dangerous as some may be toxic or irritating to animals.

February 2021: Bypassing Plant Pathogens: Promoting Tree and Shrub Health Through Proper Pruning

Although it doesn’t seem like the optimal time to be gardening, February is actually a great time to be out pruning your trees and shrubs to make them more structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing. Why prune now? Whenever you prune, you create wounds that potentially can serve as entry points for disease-causing fungi and bacteria.

Timely Articles for Winter Gardens

image of youth planting seeds
Seed Starting
Maintaining Lawn and Garden Tools
Using Crop Rotation in Home Vegetable Garden
Common Spiders In and Around the Home
Growing Vegetables at Home: Questions and Answers
Winter Salt Injury and Salt-tolerant Landscape Plants
Houseplant Care
Planning and Designing Your Home Landscape
Pruning Deciduous Trees
Forcing Bulbs
African Violets
Pruning Deciduous Shrubs

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