______The Garden Door

Open House  Sat. July 11th, 11:00-2:00

Featured Programs

11:00     Raising Monarch Butterflies
              Plant a Rock Garden
11:30     Growing Grafted Tomatoes
              Research Station Tour
12:00     Container Garden on a Shoestring
12:30     Raising Monarch Butterflies
1:00       Plant a Rock Garden
              Research Station Tour
1:30       Growing Grafted Tomatoes

Informal Programs
Raised Bed Gardening
Straw Bale Gardening
How to Grow Potatoes
Taste Some Culinary Herbs
Fairy Gardens
Fighting Slugs

Food Available
Brats & hot dogs
Iced tea & lemonade

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The Class of 2015 had a wonderful Thank-you Dinner for the Training Committee!

 

 


Congratulations!!!!  What a fantastic evening!

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  Hypertufa Recipe, Video and Web Links
                                                    available under the Education Programs Tab to your left.


 

 

Door County Master Gardeners Association, Inc.
The Garden Door

Open Daily Sunrise to Sunset
Free to the Public

The Garden Door was created in 2004 at the UW Peninsular Research Station which is a few miles north of Sturgeon Bay on Highway 42.  The garden is designed and maintained by members of the Door County Master Gardeners Volunteers.


          The garden is free and open to the public
daily from dawn til dusk!

 It has a fairie garden, double kaleidoscope, pond with koi, a children's play area, butterfly garden, wind and sound tunnel, grasses area with bottle trees, wences, annual and perennial beds. To the north you will find a community garden where the DCMGV and research/extension office personnel can plant and harvest crops each summer.
Each spring six plots are used by the third graders in Sturgeon Bay to plant pioneer and Native American crops. In fall, as fourth graders they harvest the crops and learn about grinding corn, pressing apples, herbs, etc.

The Garden Door is located at
the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station.
4312 N. Hwy 42

PARS is on Highway 42 a quarter mile north of the 42/57 split.
If you are headng north and see the brown historical marker signs, you've gone too far!
There are two driveways at PARS. Enter the south driveway, by the house, and head straight back past the garages. Park on the left and enter through the gates. Enjoy!
  


 


2015 Dates to Remember:

Saturday, May 30  - Plant sale

Saturday, July 11 - Open House

Saturday, Sept 12 - Taste of the Garden Door/Pesto Festo
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2014 Annual Report 
Wisconsin Master Gardeners

The annual report submitted in October is available
for your viewing pleasure by clicking above or
referencing the Home Tab; About Us (upper left ). 
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MISSION STATEMENT: The Door County Master Gardeners Association, Inc., in partnership with UW-Extension, shall strive to make a positive impact on horticulture in our community through education, community outreach and stewardship of our environment.

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          WELCOME TO THE CLASS OF 2015!
Back Row: Karen, Penny, LuAnne, Carrie, Ginny
Front Row; Chris, Jennifer, Shaun 

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Peninsular Research Station Highway 42, a few miles north of Sturgeon Bay

 

Members-  Click here for our new Knowledge Bank.  Updated 4/8/15 and available for you to use!

 
Public Education Program Information

Our Continuing Education Programs for 2015 have ended.  Thanks to everyone who attended this spring.  Watch for news about our programs for the Winter of 2016.

Our Programs are on Tuesday evenings at 7PM at the Crossroads at Big Creek
These are free and open to the public.
You can also discover the gardens our members enjoy visiting on the Gardens To Visit page
Check back often to see what new gardens we've listed.

 

What's NEW
on the Website?
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Great New Site:

101 Gardening Secrets Experts Never Tell You
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A list of Deer Resistant Plants has been added to the links page.
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Pictures have been added
to the
 Picture Gallery!

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The Door County Master Gardeners Plant Sale was a great success! Despite cold, wind and essentially miserable weather the crowds were steady and we were thrilled with the final tally.
The Plant Sale is our only fundraiser.  We start ordering seeds in January, plant in the greenhouses in March. Each Saturday the greenhouse is filled with DCMGA members transplanting, watering and tending annuals through April and May. The last week in May members make labels, deadhead, alphabetize and organize. The Friday afternoon before the Plant Sale is a flurry of activity. 

 Click for more pics!

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DCMGA URL LIST    Gary Kemp created a URL reference list of gardening sites.

Updated 1/2015  Click and enjoy your research!!
 

Winter Sowing and Jug Prep articles available on the prime Links and Articles Page
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Pavers have been installed.
The Garden Door is now
handicap accessable!

Parking Control > Parking Handicapped > Sign

New chimes in the tunnel
are tuned to "Amazing Grace"!

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Send questions or  comments to committee members at  info@dcmga.com

 

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