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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

Get an early start on the gardening season in 2018!  The Port Washington Garden Club is holding the one-day "Green Up Your Winter Blues" gardening seminar on Saturday, February 24.  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.

Generously supported by:

Port Washington State Bank    BMO Harris Bank


8:30 - 9:00: Check-in

9:00 - 10:30

Creating Bird Habitats in Your Garden

Shawn Graff

The eastern shore of Wisconsin is a superhighway for migratory birds!  Learn how to provide birds, both local and migratory, with the habitat they need to thrive.  Make your garden a magnet for these amazing creatures!


10:45 - 11:35

Creepy Crawlies

Kate Redmond

Learn about the basic natural history of insects - how they develop, what they eat, their "superpowers." Find out which common kinds of plants of woodlands, wetlands, and grasslands are hosts to the insects associated with those communities. Learn about the good and the bad from the "Bug Lady"!

Platform Bird

Elizabeth O'Connell

Many birds like to feed from level platforms.  Accommodate them with a platform feeder! You will build a cedar feeder to take home and mount in your garden!

(Photo to come)

*Space is limited for this workshop.
Additional fee $15.

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

1:00 - 1:50

There's an App for That

Bruce & Maggie Barr

Resources for Gardeners via the Internet. You canít believe everything they say about gardening on the Internet so how do you know what to believe? Bruce and Maggie Barr will help you sort good gardening websites, blogs and Tweets from the bad.

Garden Photography*

Kate Redmond

A non-technical look at how to get the pictures you want. Today's cameras can do a terrific job on "Automatic." Whether a modern digital camera, an i-phone or i-pad, focus on the things to consider when you're lining up a picture.


*Space is limited for this workshop.
Additional fee $5.

2:00 - 2:50

Uncommon Fruits
in Wisconsin


Adrian Lee

Growing fruit in one's garden is something a lot of people think about -- learn about some different and exciting varieties of fruit that you can grow here in Wisconsin.

Green-Roof Birdhouse*

Port Garden Club

We've all heard about "green roofs" on buildings -- Now you can build a birdhouse with this cool feature to take home and place in your garden!

Green Roof Birdhouse

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

About the Presenters

Shawn Graff

Adrian Lee

Bruce & Maggie Barr

Kate Redmond

Elizabeth O'Connell


The deadline for the general registration of $25 and any of the workshops is Wednesday, February 21st and is non-refundable.  We'll provide refreshments during breaks.  Enjoy lunch on your own at restaurants within walking distance.

If you would like to register online and make your payment using PayPal, please use the option below.  First, enter the name of the person being registered and click on "Add to Cart".  If you would like to participate in any of the workshops, extra fees are required to cover costs of materials.  Simply click on "Add to Cart" next to the desired workshop(s).  When complete, click on "View Cart" to verify the items you wish to register for and complete your purchase.

Seminar Registration (required):

Registration fee: $25
Registrant name:
Optional extras:
Birdhouse Workshop: $20 fee
Platform Feeder Workshop: $15 fee
Photography Workshop: $5 fee

You may also register by mail.  Download the registration form AT THIS LINK (Adobe Reader required), complete the form and mail your payment (make checks payable to Port Washington Garden Club) to:

Port Washington Garden Club Seminar
PO Box 492
Port Washington WI 53074

You will receive email confirmation of your registration.

All session material will be available for download (to avoid wasting paper) between Monday, Feb. 19 and Monday, March 5.

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