Good Oak News

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Super Native Plant Sale!

We have a few left over plants as we near the end of the growing season that we would like to get out of our driveway and into a new home. So we are offering these plants for sale at 75% off of retail prices! That's just $1 per plant for these 2.5" plugs! Offer available only while supplies last, so contact Frank right away if you are interested so we can set up a pick-up time or low-cost delivery.

The sale is pretty-much over, all we have left is one black oak seedling for $2.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Gentian Safari" at the UW Arboretum, this Saturday!

We'll be having our "Gentian Safari" wildflower walk at the Greene Prairie at the UW Arboretum this coming Saturday at 1pm. Meet at the gravel Grady Tract parking lot, at the southeast corner of the Beltline frontage road and Seminole Hwy in Madison.

Gentians are some of the most rare and beautiful wildflowers in our region. Come join us to enjoy their beauty and learn more about this unique plants. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended, and insect repellent may be necessary.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Look for our ad in the Abode

Hi all:

Just a heads-up to take a look for our beautiful full-color ad in this fall's edition of The Abode, the Isthmus' home and landscape guide for the fall. Its coming out Thursday Sept. 17th at all the places where you usually find The Isthmus.

Friday, September 11, 2009

New Weed ID Sheets available

In preparation for the presentation on prairie weeds I gave this week for the local Master Gardeners, I have created 8 new Weed Identification and Control Sheets. These include:

Common Ragweed

Giant Ragweed
Nodding and Plumeless Thistle
Bull Thistle
Canada Thistle
Queen Anne's Lace
Sweet Clover
Wild Parsnip

See our Weed ID Sheets page for a full listing of these informative sheets.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Order Plants for Fall Now!

September is a great time to plant. The little plugs have nice cool, moist weather in which to grow and plenty of time to get new roots established before they go dormant in late October. So right now we're putting together orders for fall plantings, and we can provide you with any native plants you might be interested in. So if you want to buy some plants for a fall project of your own or would like to have us do an installation for you, please contact us right away. Fall is the best time to plant woody plants, and we'll also be doing a tree and shrub order within the next few weeks, so contact us if you're interested in those as well.

In other news, we hope you are able to get outdoors and enjoy this great early fall weather in your favorite natural area!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wildflower walk Thursday Sept. 3rd at 6pm At the UW Arboretum

The wildflower walk location this week will be the main Curtis Prairie at the UW Arboretum. Between the oldest prairie restoration in the world and the more recent native landscaping work done around the visitors center, there will be a lot of great stuff to see. Meet at the front steps of the UW Arboretum visitors center at 6pm on Thursday, Sept. 3rd.

The next wildflower walk will bejavascript:void(0) the "Gentian Safari" on Sept. 19th, and the Greene Prairie walk has been moved to Sept. 24th.

For more information see our wildflower walk webpage.