Garden calendar

Wisconsin State Farmer

MAY 13

30th annual Wildflower and Perennial Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lac Lawrann Conservancy, West Bend. Perennials, herbs and Wisconsin native plants for wetland, woodland, and prairie gardens, garden accessories and art.

Grant County Master Gardeners Plant Sale. 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Grant County Fairgrounds. 916 East Elm Street, Lancaster.

Wood County Master Gardeners Plant Sale. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wisconsin Rapids Zoo, 1911 Gaynor Ave., Wisconsin Rapids.

MAY 14

Janesville Spring Plant Sale, 9 a.m .to 6 p.m., Rotary Botanical Gardens. Sale held at Horticulture Building on Sharon Road, east of Rotary Botanical Gardens. The sale includes a wide range of vegetables, herbs, perennials, and shrubs.

Mother’s Day in the Garden. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Allen Centennial Garden. 620 Babcock Drive, Madison.

May 16

Rhythm & Blooms, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville. Outdoor concert features The Dave Potter Trio. Held in the Gazebo Garden, rain or shine. Tickets day of, $10 per person.

MAY 18

Tastebud. 5 – 8 p.m.  Sample tasty treats from area restaurants as you stroll among the colorful spring gardens. Green Bay Botanical Garden. For more information, visit

May 20 

Annual plant sale, 8 a.m. to noon, Youth Building, Dodge County Fairgrounds, sponsored by the Dodge County Master Gardener volunteers. Open to the public. Cash and checks only.

Plant sale, 8 a.m. to noon, Waushara County Fairgrounds, most grown by Waushara County Master Gardeners.

Annual plant sale, 7 a.m. to noon, Marathon Park Cattle Barn, Wausau. Sponsored by the North Central WI Master Gardeners.

Fox Valley plant sale trail, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., UW-Extension, 3365 W. Brewster St., Appleton; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 1718 S. Kernan Ave., Appleton,; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wild Center, 2285 Butte des Morts Beach Rd., Neenah,

MAY 22

Family Nature Night: Frogs & Toads, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.. Green Bay Botanical Gardens. Call 920-490-9457 to register.

MAY 25 

Dodge County Master Gardener Association meeting, 6:30 p.m., Dodge County Administration Building Auditorium 127 E. Oak St., Juneau. Free. Open to gardeners of all skill levels.

June 21

Over the Garden Gate summer bus tour, 7:45 a.m., bus loads; 8 a.m. departure, Clark County Courthouse, Neillsville. $58 per person includes transportation, admission, taxes, lunch. Contact Pat Hubing at 715-743-2281 for more information.

Sept. 25, Oct. 2

Master composting program, 6 - 9 p.m., Dane County UW-Extension office, 5201 Fen Oak Dr., Madison. Must attend both dates for certification. Certification - $35 per person. $25 for compost education training on Sept. 25. Registration deadline is Sept. 18. Register online at