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Garden talk with Gazette community blogger Janice Peterson
Janice Peterson: The good, the bad and the bumblebees: A look back at summer 2014
Janice Peterson: The good, the bad and the bumblebees: A look back at summer 2014
Healthy tomatoes, diseased impatiens and an abundance of bumblebees are among the highlights of Janice Peterson's garden this summer. How did your efforts do?
Janice Peterson: The 'poisonous' fruit embraced by Thomas Jefferson
Janice Peterson: The 'poisonous' fruit embraced by Thomas Jefferson
The Thomas Jefferson garden at Rotary Botanical Gardens has proven popular. Here's a look at community blogger Janice Peterson's favorite plants in the display.
Janice Peterson: When it comes to planting, are you a planner or a plopper?
Janice Peterson: When it comes to planting, are you a planner or a plopper?
There are two kinds of gardeners, blogger Janice Peterson writes. Planners create a well thought-out design and execute according to plans. Ploppers randomly throw plants in the ground. What kind are you?
Janice Peterson: Cool weather makes for good living, poor gardening
Janice Peterson: Cool weather makes for good living, poor gardening
Though this summer has been a temperate one, many plants need dog days to thrive, garden blogger Janice Peterson writes.
Janice Peterson: The top 10 worst weeds in Wisconsin
Janice Peterson: The top 10 worst weeds in Wisconsin
Garden blogger Janice Peterson takes a stab at listing the 10 worst weeds in Wisconsin, including her personal weed nemesis.
Janice Peterson: Unusual flower specimens
Janice Peterson: Unusual flower specimens
There are so many beautiful flowers, plants, shrubs and trees a gardener can choose from, more than could ever be grown in a lifetime.
Janice Peterson: Thrillers, fillers, spillers make for killer potted plants
Janice Peterson: Thrillers, fillers, spillers make for killer potted plants
Garden blogger Janice Peterson offers an easy recipe for attractive container gardens.
Janice Peterson: Thomas Jefferson's garden is a sight to behold
Janice Peterson: Thomas Jefferson's garden is a sight to behold
The gardens at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home, are worth the trip to Virginia, Janice Peterson writes. But what if they could be re-created in Janesville?
Janice Peterson: Warm weather, spring plant sale coming soon
Janice Peterson: Warm weather, spring plant sale coming soon
Garden blogger Janice Peterson is confident that nice warm weather is coming soon. And so is Rotary Botanical Gardens' spring plant sale.
Janice Peterson: Impatiens Downy Mildew—a devastating disease for a garden favorite
Janice Peterson: Impatiens Downy Mildew—a devastating disease for a garden favorite
Crop rotation is an important practice, garden blogger Janice Peterson writes. But a new, devastating plant disease affecting impatiens this year makes it even more so.