Horticulture

The Horticulture Program provides unbiased, university research based information to the general public focusing on horticultural and natural resource education about environmentally and socially responsible practices through leadership and innovate programming.  Margaret Murphy is our Horticulture Educator. She covers Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire Counties. Her main duty is to oversee the Master Gardener Volunteer Programs in each county. She is also available to answer horticulture questions. She is assisted in this by the Master Gardener Volunteers.

You can email questions to Margaret at margaret.murphy@wisc.edu  or call her at 715-382-3253 (cell).

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Latest Horticulture News

  • Fall is here, so it’s a good time to think about preparing the vegetable garden for winter. There are things you can do now to protect or extend harvest of existing crops and prepare your soil for next year. Here are some tips
  • Fall is a beautiful time of year in Wisconsin, but it comes with a list of chores to be done before the snow flies. Is raking leaves one of those chores? Maybe, maybe not. If you have trees dropping leaves on your lawn grass, in many cases there is no need to incur blisters by raking […]
  • After stressful summer, lawn grasses in Wisconsin rejuvenate in autumn and it is considered one of the best times to seed, renovate and establish new lawns. Moderate temperatures in 70’s and ample soil moisture in September promotes speedy establishment of lawn grasses.

Check out Horticulture News Posts from earlier in the season!

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