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MMSD Spring Rain Garden Plant Sale is now OPEN! Help protect Lake Michigan by ordering rain garden plants. Plant supplies are limited; once plants SELL OUT, the SALE WILL CLOSE! Order your rain garden plants today.
Join the City of Milwaukee and partners for a town hall discussion on March 11 at Sherman Phoenix (3536 W Fon Du Lac Ave) or March 12 at Mitchell St Library (906 W Historic Mitchell St) from 5-7 PM. Learn about the grant's work and share your thoughts on where the work should occur.
In this virtual webinar, Gardening Expert Melinda Myers will cover a variety of native rain garden plants from short to tall, those for the sun, a few for the shade, and a few non-native plants you may want to include. She will help you plan for color and interest throughout the year as well as suggest plants that will attract pollinators and support songbirds.
Join us at the Bay View Library to learn about rain garden basics from a Master Gardener. The workshop will focus on how to plan, design, and install a rain garden. Registration is required, and spots are limited.
Learn how to manage water in your backyard to support the plants in your landscape and help reduce the risk of sewer backups, basement flooding, and sewer overflows. Such as improving the soil, maintaining a healthy landscape, installing a rain barrel, creating a rain garden, planting trees, adding native plants to your landscape, and growing a water-friendly lawn.
You’ve selected your rain garden location, purchased your plants, and now you are ready to start planting. Gardening Expert Melinda Myers will take a step-by-step approach to make this process as easy as possible. We’ll discuss fine-tuning the garden design, preparing the planting bed, and setting the plants in place for an attractive display. Melinda will cover the care your new plants need during their first summer, ensuring they establish a deep, drought-tolerant root system that will serve them well in the seasons ahead.
Fall is a great time to add new gardens and plants to your landscape. The soil is warm and the air a bit cooler, providing the perfect condition for your plants. Once in the ground, give these and your established native and non-native plants, flowerbeds, mixed borders, rain gardens, and lawns the proper care so they are ready for the winter ahead. Melinda will cover dividing perennials, fall watering and fertilization, as well as tips for protecting plants from challenging winter weather and wildlife damage.