The Spooner Agriculture Research Station Teaching and Display Garden will again host visitors for a relaxing program in the garden on Tuesday, July 17 starting at 6:00 pm.  This garden session will focus on sharing tips, tricks, myths and truths. 

Visitors can come with their own tips to share and UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be on hand to share theirs.  The evening’s program will include tidbits on cut flower tricks, garden photo techniques, tips on vegetable gardening, and phenology.  There will be interactive contests to test everyone’s knowledge and how to tell whether what we learned from our grandparents and parents hold up with the latest research.

This year’s theme is “Get Social in the Garden”, a part of the All American Selections #AASWinners.  The Garden is one of eight in Wisconsin that display vegetable and flower varieties who have been awarded this designation as an outstanding cultivar.   For more information on the garden, upcoming events and blog posts go to the North Country Master Gardener Volunteers website at:  https://www.northcountrymgv.org/

Save these dates for the other programs at the garden:  the Twilight Garden Tour will be August 14 at 4:00 pm and on September 8 at 10:00 am the program will focus on harvest, seed savings and what was learned during this garden season. 

Remember to bring your own lawn chair for the Meet Me in the Garden Seminar.  The session is free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine – please dress accordingly.  In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the Station Building at W6646 Highway 70, Spooner.    The garden is located on Orchard Lane, 1.5 miles east of Spooner on Highway 70 or 1/2 mile west of the Hwy 70/53 interchange.  Watch for garden meeting signs.

For more information and a map visit the station’s web site at: http://spooner.ars.wisc.edu/ or contact Kevin Schoessow or Lorraine Toman at the Spooner Area UW-Extension Office at 715-635-3506 or 1-800-528-1914. 

[Photo credit: Sue Reinardy, UW-Extension Master Gardener Volunteer, Hayward]


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