Strong Couples

Having a strong relationship with your romantic partner can be hard and finding trustworthy support can be difficult. The Strong Couples Program is six self-paced modules and five brief video calls about communication, commitment, and problem-solving. Learn more here. The Strong Couples Program is: The Strong Couples Program is free! You can start any time. […]

Focus on Fathers

A series of online classes designed for dads and open to all. Connect with other fathers while learning to boost your child’s social and emotional skills. Topics include building strong relationships through communication, teaching children about feelings, helping children stand up for themselves and more!  Discover Focus on Fathers.

Triple P Positive Parenting: for parents and caregivers of teens

Are you looking to raise confident, healthy teens? Do you want to build strong relationships with your teens? Do you have a concern about your teen’s behavior? This virtual class is for you! Come fill your toolbox with strategies to make parenting easier and more joyful. This virtual program is for parents and caregivers of […]

New Tree Planting Handout

One of the tools we have for climate resilience and mitigating the effects of urban heat islands in cities is planting more large-scale trees. This new two-sided publication from Dane County Extension Horticulture and the Tree Canopy Collaborative illustrates the steps in planting a tree, whether it is in a pot, bare root or has […]

Forcing Flower Bulbs

You may have received or purchased some flower bulbs over the holidays. For forcing, you need to know whether you have a precooled or non-pre-cooled bulb. Or maybe you have an amaryllis bulb, which needs no cooling due to its tropical origins. Amaryllis bulbs produce large showy blooms on a sturdy stalk. The common name […]

Protect Evergreens From Winter Burn

‘Winter burn’ is a type of damage to evergreen foliage that occurs over winter or in early spring. Symptoms include browning and dying from foliage tips, extending inward. Several factors cause winter burn, including winter ‘thaws’ where the temperatures rise above freezing for a long period of time such that the plants come out of […]

Protecting Trees and Shrubs from Critter Damage in Winter

Before the ground freezes too far down, it is a good time to put protective fencing around trees and shrubs that may experience damage from deer, rabbit, vole, or mouse feeding over winter. Fruit trees, crabapples, burning bush, shrub hibiscus, Fothergilla, young witch hazel, low-growing junipers and arborvitae are among the plants most commonly damaged, […]

It’s Garlic Planting Time

The month of October or even the beginning of November is the best time for planting garlic in the southern part of Wisconsin. The second or third week of October is the usual planting time in northern Wisconsin. We used to plant late in the fall to avoid having cloves sprout. However, new research shows […]

Plants With Great Fall Color

The autumn of 2022 was one of those amazing years for fall color. 2023 has been fairly good as well, which I was not expecting, given the severe drought that can cause woody plants to defoliate earlier than usual. But in 2022, even some woody plants that I don’t normally see great fall color on looked […]


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