Social Media and Other Helpful Horticulture Links
Visit the Walworth County Master Gardener Volunteers Facebook page.
Related Horticulture Links of Interest
- UW Extension Gardening Website
- Wisconsin Master Gardener Program
- UW – Department of Entomology Insect Diagnostic Lab
- The UW Extension Learning Store
- UW – Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest
- UW – Plant Disease and Diagnostic Clinic
- UW – Soil and Plant Analysis Laboratory
- UWEX – Wisconsin Native Plant Sources
- Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
- University of Connecticut Plant Database
- USDA Plants Database
Walworth County Trails and Natural Areas
- Kettle Moraine State Forest has over eighty miles of groomed and marked trails and wonderful wildlife – The southern unit is located five miles north of Elkhorn on Hwy. H
- Paul Lange Memorial Arboretum - Located on North Terrace St. Delavan, WI
- Big Foot Beach State Park - Has hiking, camping, fishing, and picnic areas to enjoy!
- White River State Trail – Please visit website for more information
- Fontana Fen - Ten acres of unique wetland prairie habitat
- Four Season’s Nature Preserve - Enjoy trails that bring you through wetlands and prairies. There is also a dog exercise area located on the property. Located on Hwy. H south of Lake Geneva, WI
- Wisconsin Hiking Trails
- Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy
Educational Links and Publications
Find the UWEX publication you are looking for at The Learning Store .
New and Featured Titles from Extension Publishing
The early French explorers called the vast, treeless land they discovered “prairie,” or meadow. Whether your interest lies in planting a prairie garden or learning more about this important part of Midwestern natural history, the Prairie Primer (G2736) serves as an excellent guide.
Do-It-Yourself Alternative Lawn Care - Growing a lush lawn without synthetic fertilizer or pesticide is difficult, but can be done—and growing your lawn this way will protect the environment. The author describes six key techniques required for alternative lawn care success: preparing soil properly, selecting the right grass, mowing at the right height, providing proper nutrients, controlling pests, and irrigating sufficiently. By thoroughly understanding these six key tactics you’ll be able to adjust your alternative lawn care program to meet your lawn’s particular needs and attain the best possible results.
Cornell’s newest Citizen Science in Horticulture project website makes it easy for gardeners to compare varieties and become more aware of the wide diversity of varieties that are available. Gardeners can search or browse for more than 2,000 varieties, view details for each including how long they take to mature, and find links to seed companies that sell the variety. Gardeners may share what they’ve learned and rate and review particular varieties. The site also includes links to other Cornell gardening resources, including online growing guides for more than 60 garden crops.