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This month in the garden...


"The best way to make sure you're removing a weed and not a valuable plant? If it comes out of the ground easily it's a valuable plant."



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Green Up Your Winter Blues

This year's theme:

Getting the Most out of Your Garden

Get an early start on the gardening season in 2017!  The Port Washington Garden Club is holding the one-day "Green Up Your Winter Blues" gardening seminar on Saturday, February 18.  Six experienced gardeners will present talks on a wide variety of subjects at the historic Wilson House at 200 N. Franklin Street in beautiful downtown Port Washington.


8:30 - 9:00: Check-in

9:00 - 10:30

Keys to Creating Great Gardens
in Southeastern Wisconsin

Dave Wanninger

Soil and weather along Lake Michigan create unique growing conditions. Discover what makes your garden tick and the best old and new plants for your garden.


10:45 - 11:35

Vertical Accents

Dave Wanninger

New annual and perennials on the market mean there are climbing plants and vines for any garden. See how vertical accents can highlight and fit in even the smallest spaces.

Insect Hotels*

Charlotte Little

Beneficial insects are a boon to your garden. Learn what habitat they need and build your own insect hotel to attract them to your garden. All materials provided.

Insect Hotel

*Space is limited for this workshop.
Additional fee $20.

11:35 - 1:00 Break for Lunch
(Guide to Dining Spots in Historic Downtown Port Washington Provided)

1:00 - 1:50

Secret Lives in Our Gardens

Randy Powers

Moths and other small pollinators play an important role in the web of life in our gardens. Learn about the hidden life of the night garden and the role it plays in the health of the ecosystem.

Garden Obelisks*

Jon Westphal

Build your own 48 copper-top wooden garden obelisk for climbing plants. All materials provided as well as plans for expanded versions.


*Space is limited for this workshop.

2:00 - 2:50

Basics of Composting
Anyone Can Do It!


Susie Granzow

Composting is the easy, economical way to provide nutrients to your plants. Learn composting basics and how compost can improve your soil, feed your plants and extend your gardening dollars.

Rustic Wreaths*

Elizabeth O'Connell

Your garden can provide far more than just cut flowers. Learn about the unexpected resources in your garden for building wreaths and garlands while creating an 8 rustic wreath for your home. Dry and artificial materials provided along with information about drying and preserving herbs and plant material from your garden.



*Space is limited for this workshop.
Additional fee $12.

About the Presenters

Dave Wanninger

Randy Powers

Susie Granzow

Charlotte Little

Jon Westphal

Elizabeth O'Connell


Registration is now CLOSED.

If you have any questions, please call Tom Hudson at 262-284-1948.


Port Washington Garden Club, PO Box 492, Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074
Registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization