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This month in the garden...


"The best way to make sure you're removing a weed and not a valuable plant? If it comes out of the ground easily it's a valuable plant."



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Green Up Your Winter Blues

Get an early start on the gardening season in 2021!  The Port Washington Garden Club is holding the one-day "Green Up Your Winter Blues" online gardening seminar on Saturday, February 27.  Experienced gardeners will present talks on several subjects online via Zoom Conferencing.

Registration is only $10, and $5 of each registration will be donated to the Port Washington Food Pantry.

We will also have our usual fun door prizes, including super-dwarf apple trees!

Complete information below, along with easy online registration via PayPal.

Registrants will receive an email with details on how to join the webinar.


9:30 am

Have Plants Will Travel

Michael Jesiolowski
Director of Horticulture
Rotary Botanical Gardens

Michael Jesiolowski has traveled across America on a quest for stunning horticultural finds. From the crape myrtles of the Carolinas to the cacti of the Sonoran Desert, his presentation will focus on the most inspirational gardens and plants he has encountered in the Midwest, including some hidden nearby gems.


11:15 am
Attracting and Feeding our Great Lakes Bird Population

Dan Panetti
Wild Birds Unlimited

Dan Panetti of Wild Birds Unlimited discusses the best methods to attract and maintain a healthy back yard bird population including how to supply food, water, cover and places to shelter and raise young. Dan will explain types of feeders, bird houses and seed mixes that favor the birds in our neck of the Great Lakes.


12:30 pm 
Neighborhood Habitat Improvement Project

Jennifer Phillips-Vanderberg

Jennifer Phillips-Vanderberg will detail the 2020 launch of the Neighborhood Habitat Improvement Project by the Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory. The project teaches residents how to improve urban habitat on the most local scale, their yard. Reducing turf-grass area, increasing native plantings, reducing chemical inputs and implementing green infrastructure benefit wildlife while improving water quality and habitat for humans. Jenn will share the details of the project, how Port residents can participate, and how any gardener can incorporate these benefits in their garden space.



About the Presenters

Michael Jesiolowski

Dan Panetti

Jennifer Phillips-Vanderberg


Registration is now closed.

If you have any questions, please call 708-227-1329 and leave a message.


Port Washington Garden Club, PO Box 492, Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074
Registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization