Garden Expo February 10-12 2017, Madison, Wisconsin

Members interested in volunteering at the booth during any portion of the weekend please contact Sue Anderson:

Spring Meeting & Potluck
Location: West Madison Agricultural Research Station
8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona, WI
Date: March 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Potluck Begins at 11:30 AM (bring a dish to pass, beverages will be provided)
12:30 Meeting and Elections Begin

Harvey Buchite from Hidden Springs Flower Farm in Spring Grove, Minnesota will be our presenter for the March 11 meeting. Harvey will present The Gardeners Guide to Peonies. This complete visual peony guide will introduce you to the the growing needs of the different types of peonies from garden peonies to tree peonies and even the wild botanical species with a generous, colorful selection of each type. The program includes information on planting, successful growing, seed propagation, disease identification and control and moving or dividing a peony.

Harvey Buchite and his wife Brigitte are the owners of Hidden Springs Flower Farm in Spring Grove Minnesota. They introduced the now famous, hardy Wisteria Blue Moon to the gardening world which was a chance seedling given to them as a wedding gift. Harvey is a popular speaker and garden writer and has spoken to groups from Portland Maine to Portland Oregon and both Canada and Europe. His plant interests include peonies of which he grows over 600 varieties, alpine plants, daylilies, martagon lilies, hostas, and a wide range of other perennials and flowering woody plants including magnolias and azaleas. He has a horticulture degree from the University of Minnesota and was an extension educator before working as a partner at Rice Creek Gardens in Blaine, MN a nursery well known for its 2,300 different alpine plants and unusual perennials. He has been an active member of many local and national plant societies and is a past president and board member of the American Peony Society. He has grown alpine plants for many years and visited their native habitats in the Austrian Alps and the Canadian Rockies. His publications both on the web and in print are well researched allowing him to have a great depth of knowledge about the subjects he speaks on, but more than that he loves sharing garden information from actually growing the plants and in many cases breeding them for better adaptability to the northern landscape and gardens.

Fall Root Auction (save the date, more information to come)

October 14, 2017

Location: West Madison Agricultural Research Station

8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona, WI