Don’t let the calendar fool you into thinking that there is nothing to do in the garden. January is a great time to plan, dream, and learn for the growing season yet to come. I would suggest you investigate all the new and old varieties of plants being recommended for 2015. Did you know 2015 has been deemed the “Year of the Coleus?” The Perennial Plant Association has named the perennial geranium ‘Biokovo’ as its 2015 plant of the year and The Wisconsin Nursery and Landscape Association has named Musclewood its woody ornamental plant of the year for 2015? All are great plants for our area and great additions this spring.
It is also a great time to learn new techniques and new garden styles. Classes are regularly offered at places like the Green Bay Botanical Garden to help hone your gardening skills. Vande Heys will be offering a talk there on January 30th regarding the use of edibles in the home garden.
Saturday January 24th is the date and Oshkosh the location for the Wild Ones annual symposium entitled “Toward Harmony with Nature”. Many ideas and interesting seminars can also be found at the Brown County Home Builders Association Home Expo which runs January 15th -18th at the KI Center in Green Bay. Of course, Vande Heys is always ready to help with an idea, provide a new plant suggestion, answer a question, or create a new landscape design. Stop by or e-mail us at any time.
Finally don’t forget to take the time to peruse the many seed and plant catalogues that that arrive in your mailbox. What a great way to relax on a cold winter’s day.