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SPRING 2017

Green Bay Botanical Garden is a 100% community supported non-profit that connects people with plants in an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes.

Start your Spring Adventure at the Garden! Refresh with Thousands of Spring Blooms Get Inspired by Events & Programs Discover New Ways to Grow ... and More!

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What’s in Bloom Jonie L. Paye, Board Chair

From our Board Chair Jonie Paye, National Sales Director for WBAY-TV, took the leadership reins from Dick Rankin at the Board’s November meeting. Jonie will be chairperson through 2018 and has set the following agenda. I was introduced to Green Bay Botanical Garden in spring and it has long remained my favorite season at the Garden. I look forward to mid-May each year when the spring bulbs are exploding in full color. This year, our 21st, the fall season may rank as a close second as the Grand Garden opens to our members and guests in “grand” fashion with a kick-off weekend of activities. Our board and staff have a busy year ahead as we work on programming for the Grand Garden space and prepare for our first national touring exhibit in 2018, Nature Connects®, an awardwinning exhibition created with over 2 million LEGO® pieces. The Board and staff held a retreat in late January to help us plan for the next few years. I invite you to come out soon and see what is new at the Garden. Thank you to our outgoing board members Deb Kuhn (3 years), Teri Kranz-Drella (3 years) and Bill Wangerin (9 years). Bill will stay on as an advisor for the Board. I close my message sharing my gratitude to you, our members, volunteers and guests, for your support these past twenty years in helping us grow and sustain our shared Green Bay Botanical Garden.

Mark A. Konlock, Director of Horticulture

From our Director of Horticulture “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt And do we ever have big dreams here at the Garden! With your help and generosity, the Grand Garden has become a reality. Construction of the buildings, walls and structures will wrap up by June and the planting will begin by staff, interns and volunteers. We plan to have this new 2.5-acre garden planted by early September. Besides this large endeavor, we also have many other new additions planned for your enjoyment in 2017: • 43,000 spring blooming bulbs were planted last fall thanks to our staff and volunteers. Prevea Health volunteers planted over half of these bulbs in one morning on their Make a Difference Day! See our over 250,000 blooms for free on National Public Gardens Day, May 12, and free for mothers on Mother’s Day, May 14. • The Herb Garden will be updated this year to include a Shakespeare garden. Discover what the Bard featured in his musings! • We continue our trialing efforts of annual flowers with All-America Selections (AAS) ornamental seed and Ball Horticulture Company seed products. Peek into the white picket fence below the Stumpf Belvedere hillside this summer to see what will be released in 2018. • Our sustainable rose trialing efforts, including the EarthKind® and American Rose Trials for Sustainability™, will now be more visible from the Grand Garden. Please stop on by, learn something new and help thank our rose judges – Lee Hansen, board member, and Loretta Dorner, staff horticulturist – when you see them in the Garden. • The Mary Hendrickson Johnson Wisconsin Woodland Garden will be getting a new stone entrance path that will feature a grand 12-foot-wide staircase. We’ll also be revitalizing the turf in the large lawn, making those “I Do’s” that much more lush!

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As you can imagine, each time you visit in 2017 will be a new adventure. We look forward to seeing you at your Garden!

Branch Out Make this the year you get more involved with gardening and nature! The Garden has many ways for you to dig into the world of horticulture, including the expertise offered by our local and specialty Garden Clubs. We partner with 12 clubs from the area, all of whom introduce their members to current gardening trends and topics.

Featured Clubs Garden Club Des Peres

Members learn, socialize and contribute to various civic projects determined each year. Their objectives include: • Protection and conservation of natural resources to protect civic beauty and to encourage its improvement • To advance, through education, all facets of the fine art of gardening in landscape design, civic improvement and the study of horticulture • To cooperate with other organizations in the furtherance of the foregoing objectives Lunch meetings are typically the third Tuesday of the month (May – January), at various locations. For more information, contact Co-Presidents, Nancy DePrey at johndep1027@sbcglobal.net or Kathy Groves at algroves@yahoo.com.

Gardeners Club of Green Bay

As part of the national Gardeners of America organization, Gardeners Club of Green Bay contributes labor and plant material to community organizations, recognizes garden beautification with the Silver Trowel award and celebrates youth with the Big Sunflower & Pumpkin contests to fulfill their objectives to: • Educate its members and the public and to promote interest in horticulture pertaining to home gardening • Acquire and disseminate horticultural knowledge in regard to materials, plans and ideas in connection with home gardens to and for the benefit of individuals and communities • Encourage and promote pride in individual or private gardens, community plantings and parks Membership is extended to any serious gardener interested in these goals. Generally, meetings are the last Wednesday evening of the month, with all visitors welcome to attend. For more information, contact Scott Casperson, President at scasperson@msn.com.

Green & Gold Hosta Society

Calling all Hosta fans! The G&G Hosta Society strives to educate members on general gardening ideas, as well as: • The care, maintenance, hybridization and propagation of hosta • Use of hosta in landscaping • Growing hosta in containers • Sharing of hosta plants Join Club members for a spring annual meeting and fall harvest fest, as well as a summer bus trip and tours of member gardens. Get your hands dirty while helping to maintain the Hosta Display Garden at GBBG! Membership is open to anyone interested in learning more about hosta gardening. For more information, contact Kyle Gigot, President, at kpgigot@gmail.com. Watch future newsletters for information on these other clubs or visit www.GBBG.org/GardenClubs to learn more! B.A.D. Buds (Bay Area Daylily Buds) Brown County Beekeepers Association Lady Bug Garden Club Master Gardener Volunteers of Manitowoc County N.E.W. Orchid Society N.E.W. Rose Society N.E.W. Unit of the Herb Society of America Northern Gardeners of WI Wild Ones® Natural Landscapers, Ltd.

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Members & Volunteers

Calendar Highlights

Anne Basten, Membership & Volunteer Manager

Special Events

TasteBud

Thank You to our WPS Garden of Lights Volunteers

We are grateful for another incredible year at WPS Garden of Lights! We welcomed over 53,000 visitors from 25 different states. A sincere and heartfelt thank you to our volunteers who make this event possible each year. Two hundred and sixty-five volunteers from our community donated more than 2,370 hours of their time filling 723 shifts to give our guests a one-of-a-kind experience. Many volunteers put in multiple shifts or stayed longer to help make this the third highest attended year in the 20-year history of this event.

See calendar for details on dates, times & prices.

Thursday, May 18

Savor, sip and support Green Bay Botanical Garden’s TasteBud. This culinary event offers you the opportunity to indulge in a sampling of delights from Green Bay’s area restaurants and caterers. Stroll through the landscape of Green Bay Botanical Garden, sipping signature cocktails, wines and brews while mingling among the 250,000 spring blooms. Enjoy live music throughout the Garden and a silent auction featuring breathtaking planters, garden art, restaurant packages and more! Advance tickets go on sale April 3 at www.GBBG.org/TasteBud. Register by April 21 to receive a free drink ticket.

Because of you, we can continue to connect people with plants in an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes.

Concerts

Volunteers with over 30 hours: Shirley Garthwaite = 69.75 Dale Bartel = 66.75 Tom Mertens = 54 Marcia Ward = 50 Linda Jolly = 49.5

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Lead Sponsor

Don Giese = 47 Mike Duncan = 36.75 Darlene Charneski = 36 Jim Tubbs = 31.5 Diane Aubry = 30

Volunteer Groups:

Hawkins Ash CPAs: 12 volunteers and 53.25 hours NWTC Horticulture Club: 9 volunteers and 33.25 hours Gerbers Law, S.C.: 7 volunteers and 26.25 hours

GBBG Corporate Partner Employee Day Sunday, May 7

Employees of our Corporate Partner Members are invited to bring their immediate family to enjoy the Garden for FREE. Present your Corporate ID or business card at our Visitor Services Desk upon arrival.

Members Only Tours

Step behind the scenes to get an exclusive look at garden areas with our team!

We need you! Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Garden. Without our volunteers, we wouldn’t have the success with our special events or the beautiful landscape we enjoy daily. It is easy to get started! Just complete a volunteer application on our website at www.GBBG.org/Volunteer.

Areas of opportunity: Gardening Facility Maintenance Wedding Shuttle Driver

Educational Programs Guest Services

Special Events Office Assistance

Updated Membership Benefit We are excited to announce an update to our membership program! Because of our affiliation with the American Public Gardens Association, we have offered our members a free subscription to Better Homes and Gardens as part of our member benefits. In 2017, you can get a subscription to Better Homes and Gardens OR Martha Stewart Living! Look for the flyer with your membership card letter.

Member Swap Day Sunday, May 21

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Experience other local attractions! Members of the Garden, The Neville Public Museum, National Railroad Museum and The Children’s Museum invite you to visit all attractions for FREE on Member Swap Day.

Volunteers

Adult & Family Education Adult Programs

Lectures, tours and workshops related to gardening, cooking, crafting and more.

Members

Volunteer Opportunities

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Blooming Partnership

This spring, we are excited to partner with Vijai Pandian, Brown County UW-Extension Horticulture Educator, and the N.E.W. Master Gardener Volunteers to provide additional horticulture classes at the Garden. Classes offered at the Garden will be repeat classes of some of those offered at the UW-Extension office in hopes to reach more members of the community and educate about horticulture. Look for classes with this symbol.

Family Programs

Hands-on family workshops, nature hikes, Garden Sprouts Preschool Program, story times and more.

New Docent Information Session

Share your passion for the Garden with others – become a Garden Docent! The Garden is looking for fun and responsible volunteers to connect with visitors in both guided and self-guided settings. This informational session will cover docent job descriptions, explain the training process and includes a brief tour of the Garden. (Please come dressed accordingly.) For more information, contact Kelle Hartman, Children & Family Educator, at 920.491.3691 x 107 or khartman@gbbg.org. © Amenson Studio


Spring Calendar

Spring Calendar

March – May

March – May

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Descriptions and details can be found at www.GBBG.org.

Descriptions and details can be found at www.GBBG.org.

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Wednesday, March 29 Travelogue: Italy (L) | 12–1 pm Doug & Kathy Hartman, GBBG Members Free Admission

Wednesday, March 1 Travelogue: Springtime in Texas, GBBG’s 2016 Trip (L) | 12–1 pm Shirley Winnes, GBBG Member Free Admission Wednesday, March 15 Travelogue: Weddings of the World (L) | 12–1 pm Rita & Bruce Kilmer, GBBG Members Free Admission Friday, March 10 Garden Sprouts: Circle of Seasons (YF) | 10–11:30 am Amy Kopp, GBBG Education Docent Price per one adult and one child, age 3-5. Additional children half price. $8/GBBG Member; $13/Non-Member Register by March 3 Soup with Substance 5:30–8 pm Advanced Tickets: $10/GBBG Member; $15/Non-Member At the Door: $12/GBBG Member; $17/Non-Member Limited seats, advance purchase recommended.

Monday, March 20 Seed Starting 101 (L) | 6–7:30 pm Lynn Clark, Master Gardener Volunteer $5/GBBG Member & Non-Member Presented in partnership with UW-Extension and N.E.W. Master Gardener Association Register by March 13 Friday, March 24 Soup with Substance 5:30–8 pm Advanced Tickets: $10/GBBG Member; $15/Non-Member At the Door: $12/GBBG Member; $17/Non-Member Limited seats, advance purchase recommended.

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Tuesday, March 14 Herbal Soap Making (W) | 5–8 pm Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs $45/GBBG Member; $54/Non-Member Register by March 7

Tuesday, March 28 Italian Cooking (W) | 6–8 pm Chef Ken, Mustard Seed Café $25/GBBG Member; $34/Non-Member Register by March 21

April ___ Monday, April 3 Photography: Advanced Digital-Beyond the Basics (W) | 5–7 pm Marc Amenson, Amenson Studio $16/GBBG Member; $25/Non-Member Register by March 27

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Pruning Trees & Shrubs (W) | 6–8 pm Dan Mitchell, Master Gardener Volunteer, & Vijai Pandian, UWExtension Horticulture Educator $5/GBBG Member & Non-Member Presented in partnership with UW-Extension and N.E.W. Master Gardener Association Register by March 27 V = Volunteer Event W = Workshop L = Lecture Friday, April 7 YF = Youth & Family

Friday, April 7 Animal Babies (YF) | 10–11:30 am Amy Kopp, GBBG Education Docent Price per one adult and one child, age 3-5. Additional children half price. $8/GBBG Member; $13/Non-Member Register by March 3 Wednesday, April 12 Repotting Orchids (W) | 6–8 pm Mary Stewart, Goin’ To Pot Orchids $9/GBBG Member; $18/Non-Member Register by April 5 Tuesday, April 18 Nature’s Way Tour* (L) | 5–6:30 pm Nature’s Way Staff $9/GBBG Member; $14/Non-Member *Offsite tour Register by April 11 Thursday, April 20 Reinvigorate Your Landscape with Simple DIY Projects (L) | 6–8 pm Lisa Stubbe, Landscape Artisans $9/GBBG Member; $14/Non-Member Register by April13 Tuesday, April 25 New Docent Information Session (V) | 10–11:30 am GBBG Education Team Thursday, April 27 Macro Bowls & Herbs (W) | 6–8 pm Susan Beno, Culinary Specialist $25/GBBG Member; $34/Non-Member Register by April 20

May ___ Tuesday, May 2 May Day Afternoon High Tea (W) | 6–8 pm Northeast Wisconsin Unit of the Herb Society of America $18/GBBG Member; $27/Non-Member Register by April 25

Friday, May 12 National Public Gardens Day 9 am–6 pm Free Admission Garden Sprouts: Crazy Colors (YF) | 10–11:30 am Amy Kopp, GBBG Education Docent Price per one adult and one child, age 3-5. Additional children half price. $8/GBBG Member; $13/Non-Member Register by May 5

Sunday, May 7 GBBG Corporate Partner Employee Day 9 am–6 pm Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23 & 30 Focus on Your Brain, NOT Your Muscles (W) | 4:30–5:30 pm Gail Wood, Certified Anat Baniel Method® NeuroMovement® Practitioner Four-week series: $60/GBBG Member; $70/Non-Member Register by May 2 Thursday, May 11 Mead Making – Turning Honey into Wine (L) | 6–7:30 pm John Parsons, Paul Chambers, Green Bay Rackers Club $9/GBBG Member; $14/Non-Member Register by May 4

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Sunday, May 14 Mother’s Day 9 am–6 pm Free admission for moms.

Thursday, May 18 TasteBud 5–8 pm $40/GBBG Member; $55/Non-Member Registration begins April 3

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Sunday, May 21 Member Swap Day 9 am–6 pm Monday, May 22 Family Nature Night: Frogs & Toads (YF) | 5:30–6:30 pm GBBG Education Staff FREE/GBBG Member Family; $5/Non-Member Family Register by May 17

Tuesday, May 16 Session 2 of 4: Focus on Your Brain, NOT Your Muscles 4:30–5:30 pm

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Members Only Tour: Garden Sculptures 5–6:30 pm Free/GBBG Member Register by May 15

Tuesday, May 23 Session 3 of 4: Focus on Your Brain, NOT Your Muscles 4:30–5:30 pm

How to Register Pre-registration required for all classes and programs except where noted. Register online at www.GBBG.org or by phone at 920.490.9457. Please register early; class sizes are limited or classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. To hold your space in class, payment is due with registration. After You Register We will contact you the week of the program to confirm your enrollment. Please dress according to the weather for all outdoor programs. No rain or snow dates are planned. Classes open one half-hour before starting time.

Thursday, May 25 Native Prairie Plants to Attract Pollinators (L)| 6–7:30 pm Justin Kroenig, Stone Silo Prairie Gardens $5/GBBG Member & Non-Member Presented in partnership with UW-Extension and N.E.W. Master Gardener Association Register by May 18 Monday, May 29 Memorial Day 9 am–6pm Free admission for military personnel and veterans. Tuesday, May 30 Session 4 of 4: Focus on Your Brain, NOT Your Muscles 4:30–5:30 pm Save the Date Garden Fair Friday, June 2 5–8 pm (4–5 pm Members Only) Saturday, June 3 8 am–4 pm Sunday, June 4 10 am–3 pm

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Cancellations & Refunds Classes cancelled due to low enrollment or hazardous weather conditions are refunded automatically. You will be notified by phone if a program is cancelled. In cases of inclement weather, call 920.491.3691 ext. 122 to check the status of the program. If you must cancel your registration for a program, your registration fees will be refunded if notice is received at least five days prior to the program. Green Bay Botanical Garden cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations.


Summer Camps

Because of You

Summer Camps Weeklong Camp Mad Scientists! Transform yourself into a science wizard as you create strange potions and perform unbelievable experiments! Don’t be frightened, most of our ingredients can be found in your own home. Be ready for some messy fun – each day is an exciting new adventure.

We know that plants need four basic elements to prosper and grow … air, water, nutrients and sunlight. Here at YOUR Green Bay Botanical Garden, we are blessed with an additional extra special ingredient that ensures our success … PEOPLE!

Session 1: Ages 6-8 | July 24–28 | 9:30 am–12 pm Session 2: Ages 9-12 |July 31–August 4 | 9:30 am–12 pm © Amenson Studio

$65/GBBG Member; $85/Non-Member Register by July 17

Day Camps The Art of Nature Art can be found all around us! Create your own artist’s toolbox and find inspiration in the Garden as we explore color, texture and different techniques. Create your own silk painted sun-catcher with silk artist Sandy Melroy! Session 1: Ages 6-8 | Monday, June 19 | 9:30 am–3:30 pm Register by June 12 Session 2: Ages 9-12 | Tuesday, July 11 | 9:30 am–3:30 pm Register by July 3 $35/GBBG Member; $45/Non-Member Garden Tea Party Whether you relate to Mrs. Spider or more to the Mad Hatter, our Garden Tea Party will be fun for all! Create some party attire to wear, as well as teas and sweets and join in the fun!

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Cindy Berton, Director of Development, Marketing & Communications

“Apprentice yourself to nature. Not a day will pass without her opening a new and wondrous world of experiences to learn from and enjoy.” – Richard W. Langen

Session 1: Ages 6-8 | Tuesday, June 20 | 9:30 am–3:30 pm Register by June 13 Session 2: Ages 6-8 | Wednesday, August 16 | 9:30 am–3:30 pm Register by August 9

Think about the impact that we’re making in our community and in the lives of more than 135,000 who visit the Garden each year BECAUSE OF YOU. Enriching adults, children and families through the Garden’s “living” classroom … providing special events year-round … sustaining a vibrant and active volunteer program … growing the Garden for future generations. And we are growing! BECAUSE OF YOU, we’re planting more than 15,000 annuals for our visitors’ viewing pleasure this Summer. Get ready for explosions of color to welcome visitors as they enter the Garden, highlighting our unique structures and sculptures. We also continue to grow that special ingredient, people! Forty-five interns and seasonal employees have trained with our horticultural staff over the last five years. Many now hold successful careers in horticulture and environmental science, and all learn about teamwork and laboring with volunteers to make a community organization thrive. BECAUSE OF YOU our educational programming continues to grow. Through the new Garden Outreach programs, GBBG Educators travel into schools, daycares and after school programs for a fun and interactive learning experience. These programs inspire students’ natural curiosity and engage them in science activities to learn more about the plants and animals of the Garden. Our educators bring all the supplies needed for a captivating field trip right in the teacher’s own classroom! Last year the Garden offered 37 outreach programs and reached more than 850 students.

$166,522

Annual Campaign 2016-17 GOAL

$72,154 Gifts Received as of 1/13/17

As we welcome a new growing season, we invite you to join us in continuing to grow YOUR Green Bay Botanical Garden by making your tax-deductible donation today. Be sure to check with your employer to find out if your company has a matching gift program, which increases your overall giving to the Garden. Ways to Donate: • Visit www.GBBG.org/Give • Complete and mail the enclosed envelope • Call 920.491.3691 ext. 104 Thank you for joining us in continuing our mission of connecting people with plants in an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes. Your support and investment in your Garden ensures the enjoyment of “endless blooms” and “lasting memories” for everyone across all seasons. Think Spring!

$30/GBBG Member; $40/Non-Member Nature Sleuths Oh no! Someone has destroyed Mr. McGregor’s prize tomato plant! Learn about the lives of garden animals and why they may be suspects, then go on a scavenger hunt in search for clues. Can you discover who did it? Session 1: Ages 6-8 | Wednesday, July 12 | 9:30 am–3:30 pm Register by July 5 Session 2: Ages 9-12 | Thursday, August 17 | 9:30 am–3:30 pm Register by August 10 $30/GBBG Member; $40/Non-Member Visit www.GBBG.org/SummerCamps to learn more! © Amenson Studio

~ Spring Wish List ~ Pop Up Tents (3) for various activities including Garden Fair, Taste Bud, Concerts, etc. ~ $200 each Tailgate Salt Spreader ~ $1,000 Parking Lot Banners to help guests identify which bay they parked in ~ $1,000 TourGuide Solutions Set with 24 listening devices enabling our docents and tour leaders to better communicate with tour attendees ~ $4,000 Individual Motorized Scooters (4) to ensure our mobility impaired guests a better experience and greater access to the Garden ~ $3,500 - $4,000 each


Fan Photos

Garden Project Planner © All-America Selections

Green Bay Botanical Garden’s social media fans share photos of their incredible adventures at the Garden year-round. Here are some of our favorites from Winter 2016. Post your photos of the Garden on social media with the hashtag #GBBGAdventure and they may end up in our next newsletter!

Lindsay Hendricks, Horticulturist

Plant Your Own Salsa Garden Get your kids or grandkids excited about gardening and show them how much fun it is to grow your own food! Making your own fresh salsa is fun and easy…and not to mention healthy (although you don’t have to tell the kids that!). Fresh salsas tend to be low in calories, high in fiber and full of vitamins. Plus, they don’t contain many of the additives, preservatives and salt found in most store-bought versions. When growing your own ‘Salsa Plants’ you have control over how your food is grown and are always guaranteed the freshest produce. What are some good Salsa Plants? Try some All-America Selections (AAS) winners listed below! Winning year is in parenthesis. Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) • Chef ’s Choice Yellow (2017), beefsteak tomato • Chef ’s Choice Orange (2014), beefsteak tomato • Patio Choice Yellow (2017), cherry tomato • Fantastico (2014), grape tomato Peppers (Capsicum annuum) • Cornito Giallo (2016), sweet pepper • Escamillo (2016), sweet pepper • Emerald Fire (2015), jalapeno pepper • Flaming Flare (2015), jalapeno pepper Onions (Allium cepa) • Super Star (2001), white sweet onion Garlic (Allium sativum) Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) • Delfino (2006) How do I grow my Salsa Plants? If you choose to start your salsa plants from seed, start indoors beginning in late March. Follow the instructions on the seed packets, as each type of plant may have different growing requirements. Most prefer full sun and regular watering. If you don’t have the space to start seeds indoors, you can simply buy your plants from your local nursery or greenhouse. What makes a good Salsa Garden? Whether you are starting seeds indoors or purchasing plants, make sure to plant outside after all danger of frost has passed, usually by the end of May in Wisconsin. Choose a location for your salsa plants that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. To get the most productivity out of your garden, remember to weed, water, fertilize and harvest on a weekly basis throughout the season.

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Emerald Fire Jalapeno Pepper (pictured above) Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum ‘Emerald Fire’ Common Name: Emerald Fire jalapeno pepper Habit: Annual Size: 30-40” tall, 18” wide Light: Full Sun Days to Harvest (from Transplant): 90 2015 All-America Selections winner What makes it a good Salsa Garden plant? The key ingredient to any good salsa is a good jalapeno. Measuring in at 2,500 Scoville units, this pepper is great not only for making salsa, but also for stuffing and grilling. Emerald Fire’s extra-large fruits are thick-walled and less prone to cracking than other cultivars. The plants are compact, yet very prolific. Consistent soil moisture is key for bountiful fruit set and uniform heat amongst the fruit. We grew this cultivar in the garden last year and were very impressed with its performance. Where can I buy Salsa Plants? New this year, you can purchase ‘Grow Gardens Grow Salsa’ kits in the WPS Trellis Gift Shop! You can also visit the All-America Selections website (www.all-americaselections.org), visit your local nursery or greenhouse or purchase plants at our annual Garden Fair in June. Don’t forget to take this article with you when you go shopping! Keep in mind, the types and quantities of plants you use will depend on your favorite salsa recipe and how much you plan on making. Make sure to check out the Children’s Garden Patch this summer where we will be cultivating the ‘Grow Gardens Grow Salsa’ kit! We will also be demonstrating several other methods of growing vegetables, showcasing many of the AAS Winners.

Spring Shopping You never know what you’ll find at WPS Trellis Gift Shop! There are so many new items coming this spring, we had a hard time choosing just one to feature. Wind chimes, statues, garden stakes, solar items, wall décor, photo frames, rain gauges, local art – the list keeps growing! If the Garden is open, so is the gift shop – stop in and see what’s new!


WHAT’S INSIDE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Director Susan Garot Board of Directors Jonie Paye, Chair Judy Nagel, Vice Chair Bill Larsen, Treasurer Rob Servais, D.C., Secretary Dick Rankin, Past Chair Directors Diane Conway Chris Del Moral-Niles Carol Faltynski Lise Lotte Gammeltoft Lee C. Hansen Kathy Hartman Robert J. Janssen Julia Johnson Bruce Kilmer Pat Koleske Laura Nelson, M.D. Mike Raymaker Jack Swelstad, M.D. Kristin Van Drisse

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Advisors Michael Salvo Bill Wangerin

What’s Blooming this Spring Branch Out with Garden Clubs Spring Calendar of Programs & Events Salsa Garden Project Planner & More! Upcoming Spring Events: National Public Gardens Day Mother’s Day TasteBud Memorial Day Save the Dates: Garden Fair

2017 GBBG Spring Newsletter  
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