Winter is school time for gardeners. So, tomorrow I’m off to Wausau, WI, for the Second Annual Garden Visions conference, sponsored by the North Central Wisconsin and Portage County Master Gardeners. It promises to be a great program, with several Minnesota garden stars, such as Jeff Gillman of the University of Minnesota and renowned nature photographer Stan Tekiela, on the agenda. I’ll be bringing my camera and laptop, and hope to do a bit of blogging while I’m there.
If you are interested in learning more about gardening, now is the time to take a class. Both MSHS and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum have excellent classes this time of year on everything from mushrooming to garden design. The big rush of garden classes sponsored by garden clubs and local extension offices usually begins in March.