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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Garden Expo 2012 Handouts

For those of you who were not able to get a hand-out at my talks this weekend, or want to share the information with a friend, the links below will take you to PDF files that you can download.

Weed ID sheets for a number of invasive species can be found under the knowledge center link on our website. Search for your own problem weeds on our weed ID sheet page.


Monday, February 6, 2012

Visit Us at Garden Expo 2012!

If the unseasonably warm weather has you itching to get your hands in the dirt extra early, the Garden Expo is a great place to discover new plants and ideas for your spring gardening plans!

The Garden Expo is this weekend, February 8-11, Friday evening from 4-9 pm, Saturday 9-6 and Sunday 10-4. We'll be manning booth #231 where we'll have some great information available and would love to chat with you!

Frank will be hosting the following inspirational and educational seminars:

  • Native Plants for Any Garden at 12:00 pm Saturday
  • Weeds and Invasive Plants in Our Landscape at 2:00 pm Saturday
  • Edible Native Plants in the Home Landscape at 3:00 pm Saturday
  • Establishing a Woodland Garden at 3:00 pm on Sunday

Also check out the following seminars for more inspiration!

  • Make Your Garden Landscape Sustainable by Barbara Larson from the UW-Extension in Kenosha County at 9:00 am Saturday
  • Birdscaping in the Midwest by Mariette Nowak at 10:00 am Saturday
  • The Basics of Permaculture by Kate Heiber-Cobb from Sustainability on Stilts at 1:00 pm Saturday
  • Energy Efficient Landscaping by Roger Reynolds of Infiltrating Landscapes at 4:00 pm Saturday
  • Going Green in Landscaping by Debbie Paul from Midwest Decorative Stone at 12:00 pm Sunday
  • Designing Attractive Native Gardens by John Gishnock from Formecology LLC at 2:00 pm Sunday

These are just a few of the many seminars and demonstrations where you can learn anything from how to make a gourd birdhouse, to cooking locavore foods on a budget!

For more details and a complete list of all the exhibitors, seminars, and demonstrations you can find at this year's Garden Expo, go to