This year’s Garden Expo will be held at the Alliant Energy Center from Friday, Feb. 11th through Sunday, February 13th. Expo sponsors include Wisconsin Public Television and UW-Extension/Cooperative Extension Horticulture Team and the Wisconsin Landscape Contractors Association, Blain’s Farm and Fleet and Green Power Tomorrow (from Madison Gas & Electric).
The seminars and demonstrations begin Friday, February 11th beginning at 5:00pm and run through Sunday, February 13th at 3:00 pm. Some of the offerings this year include:
Many Uses of Compost with Amy Sausen from the Bruce Company
2011 Herb of the Year-Horseradish with Nancy Momsen from Nancy’s Meadow Herbs
Hostas and Companion Plants with Lisa Johnson from UW- Extension Dane County
The Autumn Garden with Ed Lyon from Allen Centennial Gardents
To Five Herbs to Grow in Wisconsin with Jane Stevens from Four Elements Organic Herbals
Growing Vegetables in Wisconsin with Mark May from May Garden Center
Hardy Grasses for any Garden with Nancy Nedveck from the Flower Factory
Woodland mushroom gardening with Mary Kozak from Field & Forest Products, Inc.
Lasagna gardening with Roger Reynolds from Infiltrating Landscapes
Roses everyone can grow with Sherry Shaft from Madison Rose Society
Organic by design not by neglect with Roger Reynolds from Infiltrating Landscapes
Vegetable gardening 101 with Roger Reynolds from Infiltrating Landscapes
Constructing a rain garden in your backyard with Dave Watts from Watts Landscape Service
Groundcovers for the garden with Mark Dwyer from Rotary Botanical Gardens
Benefits of Landscaping with native plants with Frank Hassler from Good Oak Ecological Services
In addition to the seminars, workshops, and demonstrations there will be over 180 exhibitors. Shelley Ryan, host of the Wisconsin Public Television program Wisconsin Gardener will be at the Wisconsin Public Television Booth throughout the weekend to talk with gardening enthusiasts.
For ticket and additional information on the 18th Annual Madison Garden Expo go to: www.wigardenexpo.com.
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