Good Oak News

Thursday, September 18, 2008

See Us at the Willy Street Fair

Good Oak will have a booth at a local community event here in Madison this Sunday September 21st. Frank will be staffing a booth at the Willy Street Fair from 11am to 7pm. Our booth will be between Paterson and Livingston streets, near the street address of 824 Williamson St. Stop by and say hello to talk about native plants!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Fall Planting Season is Here!

With cooler and wetter weather, and several months to go until the ground freezes, it is again a great time of year to plant. Fall planted perennials will have a big head start on plants put in the ground next spring, meaning more vigorous growth and more flowers. If you contact us soon we can help you get some new native perennials and ornamental grasses on your property. Shrubs and trees on the other hand need to wait a bit longer until they go dormant for the year. But come mid-October we can install some of them for you too. There are a lot of great options for hardy native plants that will beautify your property and provide benefits to wildlife too, so give us a call or send us an email so we can get you started.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Native by Design: a "How-to" Conference for Gardeners"

On September 14th the UW Arboretum will be hosting a native landscaping conference called "Native by Design" This all-day seminar will have several workshops and a guided tour of the native gardens at the arboretum. The cost is $50 for the general public and $43 for Friends of the Arboretum members (lunch included), a small price to pay for the information and inspiration this conference offers. And look for Frank there, he will be volunteering at the check-in table and ushering tour groups around the gardens.