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Garden talk with Gazette community blogger Janice Peterson
Janice Peterson: 'Tulipomania' offers a lesson in economics and plant disease
Janice Peterson: 'Tulipomania' offers a lesson in economics and plant disease
A new book details how Holland's 17th-century obsession with tulips led the country into financial chaos, garden blogger Janice Peterson writes.
Janice Peterson: No garden is complete without garden art
Janice Peterson: No garden is complete without garden art
A garden is not really complete until it has a layer of garden art, blogger Janice Peterson writes. Fortunately, winter leaves gardeners with plenty of time to decorate their plots.
Janice Peterson: The confusing chaos behind plant names
Janice Peterson: The confusing chaos behind plant names
Mysterious plant labeling is a consequence of patents and trademarks, garden blogger Janice Peterson writes. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at that system.
Janice Peterson: High quality horticulture education, right here in Janesville
Janice Peterson: High quality horticulture education, right here in Janesville
Garden blogger Janice Peterson recently attended a horticulture training session at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville. What better way to spend a cold Saturday in fall?
Janice Peterson: Eight stories of gardening kindness
Janice Peterson: Eight stories of gardening kindness
Gardeners can be a kind bunch, garden blogger Janice Peterson writes. For evidence, just read these eight tales of gardening grace.
Janice Peterson: Five eco-friendly ways to get rid of those leaves
Janice Peterson: Five eco-friendly ways to get rid of those leaves
Fall is here and with it comes an abundance of leaves. Here are five useful things to do with them from garden blogger Janice Peterson.
Janice Peterson: The good, the bad and the bumblebees: A look back at summer 2014
Janice Peterson: The good, the bad and the bumblebees: A look back at summer 2014
Healthy tomatoes, diseased impatiens and an abundance of bumblebees are among the highlights of Janice Peterson's garden this summer. How did your efforts do?
Janice Peterson: The 'poisonous' fruit embraced by Thomas Jefferson
Janice Peterson: The 'poisonous' fruit embraced by Thomas Jefferson
The Thomas Jefferson garden at Rotary Botanical Gardens has proven popular. Here's a look at community blogger Janice Peterson's favorite plants in the display.
Janice Peterson: When it comes to planting, are you a planner or a plopper?
Janice Peterson: When it comes to planting, are you a planner or a plopper?
There are two kinds of gardeners, blogger Janice Peterson writes. Planners create a well thought-out design and execute according to plans. Ploppers randomly throw plants in the ground. What kind are you?