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Growing Delicious Herbs

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Basil, sage, oregano...oh yum! Having fresh herbs on hand for cooking is a delicious treat. And growing herbs on your balcony, patio, or window sill can be easy. Join us to discuss tips for starting your very own container herb garden.
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Past Discussions

Add Zing to Your Garden

April 15, 2020

Want to add a bit of zing to your landscape or garden? Ornamental grasses can play a dramatic role providing rich texture, vibrant color, graceful movement, and soothing sounds. We discussed the diverse varieties of ornamental grasses, growing requirements, and how to prune and divide.

A Perfect Plant Planter

March 18, 2020

There are so many types, shapes and sizes of planters. The choices seem endless! This month we shared ideas on how to design a creative space and pick a beautiful planter that fits your plant.

Our guests this month included Master Gardeners from our very own Hadley Growers who shared why they volunteer to advise and educate the public.


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Landscaping Inspiration

January 15, 2020

Looking for creative ideas for landscaping? This month the group discusses some basic design principles to help you create a beautiful yard or garden. The group shared their best landscaping tips and tricks.


Water Wise

December 5, 2019

Plants get thirsty! How do you know how much water to give your plants when you cannot see? From various watering systems to easy draining solutions, we discussed all the ways to get your plants just the right amount of water every time.



  • Square Foot Gardening: A New Way to Garden in Less Space with Less Work by Mel Bartholomew
  • All New Square Foot Gardening II: The Revolutionary Way to Grow More in Less Space by Mel Bartholomew

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Gardening with Vision Loss

November 7, 2019

This month we were joined by a special guest, Master Gardening candidate Lisa Haynes, who shared low vision tips on gardening safety, organization, weeding and seeding, and more.


Fall is upon us and before we know it, winter will be too. So this month we talked about the best ways to preserve and store our abundance of produce. We also shared our favorite low vision gardening tips.

Gardening for All the Senses

September 5, 2019

The beauty of gardening is that it can allow us to explore nature through all of our senses. Sensory gardens can provide a tactile and therapeutic environment for anyone regardless of age and ability. This month we explored plants that are fun to touch, smell and taste.


  • The Larry Meiller Show on Wisconsin Public Radio
  • - Pl@ntNet tool to help identify plants by picture.
  • Summer Vegetables

    August 1, 2019

    This month we dished the dirt on the summer vegetables we're growing. We also shared tips on rescuing some of our favorite plants with pruning, fertilizer, and more.

    Perfect Perennials

    June 6, 2019

    This month we talked all about how to plan and plant a forever garden and shared our favorite perennials.

    A cutting garden is a great way to have your own private source of bouquets to brighten the indoors. Danette Johnson, Hadley Practice Leader and professional flower farmer, hosted this month's discussion where we discussed growing and maintaining a cutting garden.


    For Dwarf Zinnias: Jung Seed Co.

    In this discussion we talked about tips for indoor gardening. We shared our favorite houseplant and how to keep them surviving and thriving inside.

    Tip from Ted, for anyone wishing to drive steel posts for garden vine supports:

    Use a 4.5 foot length of heavy 2.5 inch steel pipe and put a heavy bolt at one end. Just slide the pipe over Stand up the post and slam the pipe down until you get the required depth. Safe and fast. Just be careful lifting the pipe off when done.

    Whether you're a veteran gardener or just starting out, looking forward to growing season is always exciting. In this discussion, we talked about planning and plotting this year's garden.

    Larry Meiller's Garden Talk on Wisconsin Public Radio

    The Ruth Stout System

    Advice for New Gardeners

    February 7, 2019

    In this discussion we heard from veteran growers on their tips and tricks for beginner gardeners

    Garden Pest Problem Solving

    January 3, 2019

    In this discussion, we talked about fire ants and other pests and how to get rid of them using materials such as diatomaceous earth. Then we discussed different types of teas to harvest.

    Important Considerations

    Content shared during discussions is for general information purposes only. We encourage you to thoroughly consider if any resource or suggestion is a good fit for you. The inclusion of links does not imply a recommendation or endorsement. The opinions expressed by the participants are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Hadley.