Ask A Master Gardener – There is a Fungus Among Us

2020 has been a challenging and unusual year. The gardening season was unusual as well, as I encountered considerably more fungi than I have seen in the past. While none of these fungi are pathogenic (disease-causing), they are a site to behold, and worthy of discussion.

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Ask A Master Gardener – The Versatile Sedge

Do you want a lush green “lawn” under that black walnut tree where turf will not grow? How about good-looking vegetation to soak up run-off rainwater from the low spot that perpetually floods? Then a sedge is the right choice for you.

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Ask A Master Gardener – When do I pick my apples?

So how do you decide when to pick your apples? One would think it would therefore be easy to tell when they are ripe, unfortunately this is not the case. In Wisconsin apples ripen from August to October. A complicating factor is the difference between maturity and ripeness.

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