Gardening calendar

Wisconsin State Farmer


The last blooms of fall are fleeting with the approach of winter.

Now to Nov. 6

Fall Harvest Fest Floral Show, Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee. Bring in the autumn harvest of fall flowers at the Domes, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and major holidays; $3 per person. Free for children age 5 and under.

Nov. 5

Gardening for Gold Symposium, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Horicon Marsh Educational Center.Registration is required by Oct. 21 and seating is limited. Sponsored by Dodge County Master Gardeners.

Fall Garden Symposium, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rotary Botanical Gardens, Janesville. Award-winning garden designer, author and lecturer, Kerry Ann Mendez focuses on time-saving gardening techniques, workhorse plants and sustainable practices. Contact Mark Dwyer at 608-754-1779 or

Madison Herb Faire, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison .Speakers, vendors, free admission. 2016 theme: “Hips, Hops, and Healthy Herbs” More informationvisit

Nov. 19

Garden Art, 2 to 3 p.m., Review traditional and contemporary garden art, get tips on various sample projects and create your own take home art piece.Free. Hoard Museum, 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson.

Nov. 29

Evening Garden Seminar: The Best Winter Interest Plants. Rotary Botanical Garden. 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Despite harsh winters in our Midwestern climate, our gardens should still have visual interest from November through March. Often neglected, this “fourth season of interest” can focus on colorful conifers, plant form, ornamental stems and bark, ornamental fruiting, grasses and other features. 1455 Palmer Dr., Janesville.